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California's Drought Foreshadows Lasting Change in Climate System

By Rep. Mike Honda You don’t have to search far to find evidence of the drought.

Californians are looking out their windows and seeing dry lakes, dead grass, and empty reservoirs. Towns are restricting water use. Some have less than 100 days of water left. The environmental and personal effects of our current drought are everywhere.

2013 was the driest year in California in the 119 years that records have been kept. This is the third consecutive year of drought in California. Reservoir levels are already about 20 percent below their historical average. The snowpack stands at just 12 percent of normal levels for this …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green