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Our community is holding a special election next month to fill a vacated council seat. There's something, well, not quite right about seeing a sign supporting a candidate whose slogan is "For a Greener [community]" smack in the middle of one of the dying brown lawns that are the all-too-common signs of support (whether driven by personal factors or financial impact) for water conservation in an area that is just starting to recover from four years of historically unprecedented drought.

Date: 2016-07-14 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
Do you mind if I ask you which state or country you are living in?
We've got a flash flood watch going on right now but June was a very dry month and I had to do some serious watering to keep my new plants and shrubs alive. (I'm worried that August and maybe September are going to be hot and dry.
:^}

Date: 2016-07-14 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
"....the past four winters have been a near total bust."
Heaven have mercy...I knew California was in a drought but I had no idea it was that bad.
I wonder if the "powers that be" have realized how badly they goofed when they tore down and sold off that water desalinization plant they built in California.
:^|

Date: 2016-07-15 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
We don't watch cable TV and haven't in over 5 years now--so whatever news we see is from the computer. I've only seen bits and pieces of actual "news". Unless I go to the BBC these days, I can't seem to escape the movie star/sports junk/human interest stories to get to what's really happening in the world.

I knew the desalinization plant would be expensive but my thought on this is this: What if this becomes the only source for fresh water during long droughts?
We have no idea when this drought cycle California is currently in will actually stop.

They have discovered a cheaper desalinization process in the past year--that's one piece of news that didn't manage to escape me.
:^}


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