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Wells Run Dry in Central California Make the News

I was sad to see the reason that central California made the Drudge Report this morning. It was because of severe drought conditions where even homeowners with wells had run dry and Tulare County was delivering emergency bottled water to residents there. Photos show both single use drinking water and gallon jugs being trucked up to residences.

This is in sharp contrast to all the lakes and ponds and rivers we saw from the train last week when we took a long awaited trip up to the Seattle area. In the past I have complained a bit (from the privacy of my car) about all the wonderful Northern California water going down to SoCal, but after hearing what barbrad has been saying about her area and now seeing this headline in the news with more horrifying photos, I am hoping that we can share our natural resources with our neigbors "down below."

I will be passing through CenCal on my way back to the Palm Desert area in a few weeks, and will make sure to be very frugal in my use of water in motel rooms that we might use along the way.

Image Credit » Photo I took from Amtrak near Klamath Falls Oregon

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Ellis wrote on August 27, 2014, 4:37 PM

You Don't Miss Your Water 'Til Your Well Runs Dry....Otis Redding (1968)?....Things don't seemed to have improved much...

LeaPea2417 wrote on August 27, 2014, 7:04 PM

That is too bad about the well running dry. I pray there will be an end to that drought soon.

paigea wrote on September 6, 2014, 10:23 AM

Hopefully the drought will end. I learned to be frugal with water when we had to haul our water and had a 4,500 litre tank. Visitors didn't get it. lol

JanetJenson wrote on September 9, 2014, 12:17 PM

paigea We hauled ours out from a hillside forest spring in galvanized buckets. On wash day it was like a 3 kid fire brigade, back and forth all morning.
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