California is facing the most significant water crisis in its history. Winter 2008-2009 is the third dry year for the State. Water reserves are extremely low. There’s even talk about the State imposing water rationing on farmers, homes and businesses. In addition, drought conditions have created a situation of extreme fire danger, already the worst fire season in the State’s history.
It’s been raining almost the entire week and should continue raining well into the weekend and next week. I’m not sure if these rains are going to help with water levels in reservoirs (the dry land will probably soak at least some of the water), or save us from water rationing, but having breakfast in the kitchen this morning while watching our backyard being drenched in water made us very, very happy.