Tag Archives: Drought

The California Drought

5 Dec

Drip…drip….drip.

Laying in my bed at night I am listing to my sink facet in my bathroom as it continues to leak.

Drip…Drip…drip

I wonder how much water is being wasted, and if it would make a difference in the drought. And then I remember that every drop counts. Every drop could make a difference in what is considered the largest drought in California’s history.

This week California got a smidgen of water, okay slightly more then a couple drops. However it was close to what we needed to start recovering from drought.

The origin of water spark some conversation on twitter about the rain (and the drought) seemed to be the rain itself, later on news organizations posted articles articulating how far California is from being declared drought free.

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This seemed to be a common post which showed various maps of the drought, the map on the far left is a popular map that is apart of a interactive website.

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I just thought this post was really cool, because I used to live about two hundred feet from this weather station. However, they do provide real time data about the drought and the high temperatures.

Screenshot 2014-12-05 01.12.26This above picture seemed to be the general reaction of twitter universe. Most users where glad that rain had occurred, but they realized that this is only a drop in comparison to the water that California needs.

Have a great weekend everyone! (Stay dry)

-Kristen

Photogenic Tuesday: The Journey Down South

26 Nov

Waking up this morning at three a.m. I struggled to gather my various pieces of luggage so that I could make it to the train station in time. Dashing to the station I arrived to find that the train had already pulled across the road blocking access to the train station, leaving me with two options: 1) Knock on the wrong side of the train to hope they let me on or 2) Drive to Sacramento. Being the stubborn person that I am, and much to the conductors cringe, I knocked on the window and received a lecture about not being there on time and how to enter a train the proper way.

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Now life is a adventure, as I sat on this train ride to through Bakersfield I passed through a number of larger agriculture towns. Slowly the green fields of agriculture transformed into bare patches of dirt, as signs of the drought emerged.

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California is now in the middle of a record drought, and now many farmer are facing the challenges of not having enough water. And many others are choosing to leave their land barren rather then letting their crops die from dehydration.

Things are tough for California Farmers, and its going to be tough for a while to come.

Have a good night everyone,

Kristen

The California drought: a short video

22 Nov

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Especially if you brought your horse to one of these lakes.

The California Drought isn’t a joke, in fact its one of the largest drought in California’s two hundred year history. Right now conditions have “slightly” improved. However, that doesn’t mean Californians should let up on the water conservation there is still a lot of work and water needed to return the state to normal.

Like I mention before that there is a lot of things that we should still be doing to conserve water for example like not watering your lawn when its raining (saw that yesterday when I was running) or fixing leaky faucets.

The following is a video I made for a class, yet still thought it was applicable to this conversation. Sorry for the shaky video, and the general B rate PSA footage IN the terms of the class project I had to make and edit everything on a camera phone .

Have a great weekend guys,

Kristen