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“Most climate models indicate that by the end of this century, the dry regions of the world will become drier,” hydrology researchers James S. Famiglietti of UC Irvine and Matthew Rodell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., wrote in a Perspective essay published last week in the journal Science. “Meanwhile, groundwater reserves, the traditional backup for water supplies during extended periods of drought, are in decline globally.”
And especially in California.
The rules include exemptions for public health and safety, such as allowing cities to power-wash alleyways to get rid of human waste left by homeless people, to scrub away graffiti and to remove oil and grease from parking structure floors.
originally posted by: Voyaging
I live in Orange, Orange County, California and today I passed the reservoir today for the first time in a couple years. The last time I drove by I was very concerned with how low the water level was, however, when I drove by today my jaw dropped. It was pretty much empty; you could even see the ground in some parts.