(SOURCE) This movie San Andreas opened Friday, depicting the destruction of San Francisco and Los Angeles as mega-earthquakes rip apart California. The same day, a real-life catastrophe quietly unfolded high in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that runs parallel to the San Andreas Fault: The drought-stricken state’s snowpack disappeared.
Sure, there are still patches of snow here and there around the high Sierras. But the “snow water equivalent”—the volume of water that would be produced by melting a depth of snow—is 0 percent, according to measurements taken at 98 stations by the water resources department.
When the snowpack hit a record low of 6 percent of normal on April 1, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued the first statewide mandatory water restrictions, ordering cities to cut water consumption by 25 percent.
A week ago, some California farmers agreed to voluntarily reduce their water use by 25 percent, a sign of just how desperate the Golden State’s situation has become.
With the snowpack now gone and California entering its fourth year of drought, such cutbacks may be just the beginning.
Original article from TakePart
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As an agricultural producer in Canada that has had the opportunity to spend some time in southern California for a number of “winters” I find it very interesting that some farmers voluntarily cut back the water use by 25 % (that is food production). BUT I hear nothing about golf courses cutting back on water use.(that is recreation). Am I missing something ? Which is more important? Food or fun? And by the way I enjoy golfing too!
Thanks for your comment arfraslan. Very interesting thought, using water for the golf courses. I was once a waste water treatment operator in California. They used the effluent (cleaned water) to water plants along the highways, and I’m not sure, but they may also use it to water the golf courses. I believe one day soon they will use it for drinking water, they may have no other choice. I enjoy golfing also! God bless!
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