California water shortages: Why some places are running out
In Los Angeles, people have been hearing about the dangers of drought for decades. But in this land of infinity pools and backyard putting greens — better suited for rattlesnakes and scrub — water never seems to run out. Yet little Redwood Valley in Mendocino County, which gets a bountiful 38 inches of rain in an average year and sits near the headwaters of the Russian River, has been devastated by this year’s drought. Each resident has been told to use no more than 55 gallons per day — enough to fill a bathtub and flush a toilet six times. … When it comes to the impact of drought, location is key.
- San Francisco Chronicle: These parts of California are most vulnerable to drought
- NBC Bay Area: Sonoma to require 20% water use reduction starting July 1
- Valley Voice: City of Tulare Moves to Water Conservation Stage 3