BROWN IS THE NEW GREEN: Lessons from the California drought
I live on the California coast, where a company will dye your brown lawn green for $100. Where weather reports contain lines like "accumulations of up to two-tenths of an inch"--words that actually excite us. But what happens if we zoom out from the particulars and look at the wider principles playing out?
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California received average or better precipitation in 2015-16, especially in the north where most of the rainfall is stored. This was welcome but not enough to erase the effects of the drought. The latest predictions for 2016-17 suggest a return to low rainfall, but predictions of a major El Nino-fueled deluge last winter turned out to be wrong, so stay tuned.