First, if you haven’t read Part One of this blog series, head on over and check it out. It’s good stuff.
Allow me to premise this post by talking about the changes we are experiencing in our climate. California is currently experiencing the worst drought we’ve ever seen. The US Drought Monitor announced this week that 100% of the entire state is now in drought, something that hasn’t happened for fifteen years. While much of the country suffered ice storms and raging floods this winter and spring, California simply had one long, dry, didn’t-feel-like-winter season. The normal 35 to 40 inches I’ve come to expect each rainy season just never arrived. Not even close.
See all that red in Northern California? That’s where I am, in what’s called D3, or “Extreme Drought.” Drought conditions range from D0 to D4: the least being “Abnormally Dry,” and the most extreme being “Exceptional Drought” (which is that frightening burgundy blotch covering central California).
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