Flouting drought rules? You can’t hide from this science teacher’s map
Satellite imagery can show which households in Southern California are likely following watering rules during the drought — and which ones are failing to comply. Data from the Sentinel-2 satellite isn’t coming from a local water agency, but from a hobbyist. Ben Kuo likes using high-tech tools to understand natural disasters. … The free, publicly available data allows users to zoom in to view a specific house and see how wet the yard is. A dry lawn might show up orange on the satellite data. A household that’s flouting drought restrictions with lots of damp grass will show up blue.
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