- Apr 2015
Following years of severe drought and the lowest winter snowpack ever recorded in the state, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a plan Wednesday to impose a 25 percent reduction on most of the state’s local water supply agencies.
When did the drought begin, and what was the cause of it? Perhaps if we find the source of the drought, we will have a better way of how to deal with in a more manageable way than restricting water from farms (as most of our fruit and vegetables comes from there). Furthermore, will water be only restricted from the farmers, or the people as well?
Also, has the ecosystem been affected by it? Have people noticed a dip in wildlife? We must not only think of ourselves, but the animals who feed us as well (and their lives)...how much has the drought disrupted their food chain? Also, is the drought getting worse?
A skier threads his way through patches of dry ground at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California, on March 21. Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images
How has the population of California been affected? Have more people chose to move somewhere else? Furthermore, has the drought spread to other places other than California? If not, does it have a high chance of spreading?
I believe that other states should try to chip i to help California out of this drought (as we are the UNITED States of America, right?). Perhaps every month a different state can donate a portion of their water to California.