The first image shows Folsom Lake near Sacramento on July 20, 2011. The second image shows Folsom Lake on January 16, 2014. Notice a difference?
That’s what a drought of historic proportions looks like. In fact, 2013 was the driest year California has seen in 119 years, and that’s causing some obvious problems. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency last month, and farmers are scrambling to figure out clever ways to save their crops. California’s municipal water system has even announced that itcan’t get water to farmers, which is particularly bad news in the state that supplies over half of America’s fruits and vegetables (and almonds). Even the president’s now involved. This month, Obama pledged $183 million in federal funds for drought relief programs.
we’re in deep shit, California peeps. Save as much water as you can!!