Posts Tagged ‘drought’

predicting future droughts

The California drought may seem like an isolated event, but the truth is more sobering and concerning. With ever-increasing climate change, population growth, and resource consumption, shortage of water will soon be a national, even global, issue, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. By examining current weather patterns and state water supplies we can […]

picture of the book Gold Fame Citrus

In Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkin’s debut novel, twenty-five-year-old Luz lives a hardscrabble life with her boyfriend Ray in a Los Angeles now mostly deserted except for the desperate. Together, Luz and ray wait for the desert dunes to engulf the once vibrant city. Years of drought coupled with screaming winds and high temperatures […]


In Pismo Beach, the California drought now has a direct effect on development. The city council declared a building moratorium in December of 2105. The three tiered moratorium is a response to reports the state may only be able to allocate 10 percent of normal water allocations to municipalities in 2016. Pismo Beach received 23 […]

California river lacks water due to drought

El Niño bringing relief, but not enough In December of 2015, the Californian Department of Water Resources predicted many of the state’s water agencies will only receive 10 percent of expected supplies in 2016, half what they received in 2015. The department also cautioned this prediction could change if el Niño brings heavy rain and […]


The current drought in California has continued unabated since the first substantial drop in precipitation in 2011. The lack of water is drying up the entire state and its effects are severe and well reported. California has instated water restrictions and reservoirs are drying up as the state fights to give its citizens access to […]