From the Los Angeles Times, in a commentary by Patt Morrison:
“If you’re not at least a little panicky, then you’re not paying attention. California is in a state of slow-moving emergency. The governor, Jerry Brown, made it official last week: Rainfall is pitiable, snowpack and reservoir levels deplorable. We have the worst drought on record, the record being about 100 years. The worst.
“Think of it as Carmageddon for water, and plan accordingly.”