Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 101: Drought Conditions

Due to the unusually dry winter this year, we're experiencing major drought conditions here in California, which has resulted in rather aggressive efforts to conserve water.  Each city, including Sacramento, has implemented its own water conservation campaign.

Watering of lawns and landscaping is severely limited, not only for residential areas but also for the state property, which is clearly visible in the signs scattered throughout the Capital Park grounds to highlight the need for water conservation:

This aerial shot from Google maps shows some of the dry tan spots in the grass that are the result of limited watering:

Dealing with a drought is a good reminder that water is a limited natural resource, despite the fact that we're so used to having ready access to safe and potable water whenever we want and need it.  People who live in less developed countries aren't so fortunate, and we really ought to be thankful that we have such an abundance of water for all of our needs, so we should be careful about how we make use of our water supply to ensure that we don't abuse it and deplete it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, so don't "FRACK" it up!!

9:51 AM  

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