Monday, February 3, 2014
The crazy drought in the Western United States
I have written about the droughts that have been happening in the U.S. for a long time and this time the drought that is happening in the Western United States have been particularly scary. And this is the third year they are enduring it and not only in California but also Nevada and New Mexico have not gotten enough rain. In California, the snow that they so much rely upon in the northern parts of the country have been 12 percent (according to some estimates) of the normal snow that they are getting and in some places they have not even gotten any rain for more than a month. Although they are used to this drought conditions which happens once in a while but now it is becoming more frequent and they are not sure how they can handle this drought which is now affecting millions of people in several states. I have been to California, specifically Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, Santa Monica and San Francisco and it is indeed a beautiful state with beaches and good weather, but to move there permanently is not in my any agenda. The main problem is the drought. I know people will say that it can happen at any time and at any place and I have endured it on the East Coast too but we eventually get the rain or snow somehow and people are leaving the northeast to go to southern states where the sun is plenty and land is plenty and taxes are low but the strain on water supply is no one talking about.