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2016 June

Is California a ‘State in Denial’ concerning its Drought?

Following the first year of near average rainfall compared to the past four years of extreme drought conditions, California has decided to retract all urban water conservation efforts for the foreseeable future. The state’s reservoirs are full and various urban water municipalities have been losing money as a result of the water conservation efforts enforced last year. This effort succeeded beyond what was projected. Now all restrictions have been dropped for, at least, urban consumers. Is this a wise decision?

weatherhistorian, • 7:10 PM GMT on June 30, 2016