Fight Summer Well Water Droughts

The groundwater aquifers that your private well taps for your water supply cannot be easily monitored, which means a summer well water drought can strike at any time, especially if you have a shallow well. During prolonged summer droughts you may feel uneasy, assuming your well could dry up any day. Groundwater levels naturally dip […]

Drought Returns to California

In April of 2017, California governor Jerry Brown ended the state’s drought emergency after years of water-cutting measures. Low snowfall, limited rain, and record-setting temperatures suggest that any relief the state enjoyed as a result may have been short lived. According to a report by the U.S. Drought Monitor on February 1st, 2018, forty-four percent […]

How Is the Snowpack in California Affecting the Drought?

We’re entering year six of one of the most severe droughts in modern history. The California drought continues as farms struggle and grass shrivels up and dies across the state. However, if you only follow the news the drought seems to have gone away. While the headlines instructed citizens to conserve water and take precautionary […]

predicting future droughts

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 […]

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel of Drought

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 […]