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California Cities Facing Drought

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California Cities Facing Drought

 

California Cities Facing Drought

California Cities Facing Drought

Several cities in the American state of California are facing unprecedented levels of drought. According to an article published by Fox News, solutions are being looked for internally, rather than outside of the state.

The state of California, especially its Southern and Western regions, is now in its third straight year of record drought. The effects of drastic climate change (the dreaded “global warming”) have affected vital regions such as farm and pasture lands. In addition, the drought has dried up sensitive fresh water reservoirs. Some rural communities have been forced to consider rationing out their supplies of available water.

In the wake of these unforeseen and unwelcome developments, a host of new alternatives is being considered. Many communities in the state are looking at measures designed to enable them to become less reliant on water that is piped in from remote sources, such as Nevada and Arizona. Conservation experts are searching for new methods which will enable the state to tap into its own remaining sources of fresh water.

For example, the Southern beach city of Santa Monica has initiated a program of cleaning up existing ground water supplies by recycling the water left over from hydroelectric projects. The city has also adopted a program of reclaiming water from other, similar industrial projects, as well as filtering rain water.

While most experts would tend to agree that finding a workable method of tapping into available ground water supplies is an excellent start, the problem is that this is a time consuming and costly procedure which not every community can afford to adopt. And in some areas of the state, the quality of the available ground water has been seriously compromised by industrial pollution. Still, the search for independent sources of fresh water continues, while the state of California remains in conditions of drought.