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.
Cal OES YouTube Channel (then search “drought”)
Photo: Enterprise Bridge, Oroville, CA / by Kelly Huston