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Jan 31 2014, 5:43am CST | by , in News | Misc

California Drought Sets State Officials on High Alert
 
 

The most recent drought to hit the state of California has set the officials on high alert. The dry conditions have made water conservation the top agenda for now. Otherwise the ravaging effects of the water shortage may spell trouble for the residents of the Sunshine state.

If things proceed at the current rate, within two to three months, the state of California may be a parched land. A drought which has wreaked havoc in the territory may be the worst weather condition to affect the place which spawned Hollywood. That is why an emergency was declared by the governor, Edmund G. Brown. 

This was the same governor who saw the 1977 drought. That was the worst time for Californians. But with this new “situation normal absolutely fouled up” it appears that the whole shebang has reached the critical levels of a full-blown crisis. 

Already the salmons are not able to spawn in the seas. This has led to a ban on fishing and the fisheries are facing a tough time. The governor has even gone to the extent of advising ordinary citizens to skimp on flushing their commodes (unnecessarily) and not turn on the shower during the time they apply soap. 

Large reservoirs of water have been wiped out due to the scarcity of rain. The water dearth could be beefed up by bringing in some extra supplies from external sources. But for now the main worry is the eruption of conflicts between various people and parties over the paucity of water in California.

Source: TWC

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