It may be raining now, but we need to live like it’s dry

April 1, 2019
by Lois Henry
Lois Henry

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This is sooooo California.

The same day the state Water Resources Control Board announced it would continue the state’s drought emergency, so much water had to be let out of Lake Oroville that it broke the spillway.

Drought? Huh?

OK, so those optics were a bit confusing.

But Water Resources was absolutely right to keep us mindful of the drought, which is still a big, big problem for areas like Santa Barbara, missed by most of the recent storms, and parts of Tulare County, where residents have relied on bottled water for several years now.

Not to mention flooding in the Tahoe area as warm rains melt the snowpack.

We are not past the drought.

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