Make Water Conservation Your Norm

Godzilla did not attack California as predicted. We’re talking about the “Godzilla El Nino,” of course, the monster wet winter that forecasters and Californians expected. But much of California did get a lot of rain leading many to think we’re out of the woods with the drought. That’s not the case at all, say climate experts. According to the California Department of Water Resources, water conservation fell to a 21.5 percent savings in June 2016—down from 27.5 percent a year ago. Snowpack improved dramatically but one decent year isn’t enough the break the drought cycle. So as this summer winds down and we head into what’s considered California’s “wet season” try to remember the great conservation measures we all took to save our precious resource and make it the new norm.

Here’s a familiar California native who’s Mill Valley restaurant is conservation conscious.

Resource Links

Cal OES YouTube Channel (then search “drought”)

April 2016 Snowpack Survey

Photo: Enterprise Bridge, Oroville, CA / by Kelly Huston


Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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