READER POLL: Now that the drought has been declared over, are you continuing conservation efforts?

Yes, it's a good habit to have. 148 votes

74%

No, I missed my lawn too much. 20 votes

10%

Somewhat, my showers are a little longer now. 31 votes

15%

199 total votes

Comments

djustman (Danny Justman) says...

Our reservoirs are so full that the state has to release water regularly (which mostly flows out to the ocean), especially in anticipation of the upcoming snow melt, which are expected to overwhelm our dams and reservoirs. Sounds like a good problem to have, but without a long-term plan to store this abundance of water, we will continue on our historical cycle of drought and record rainfall. In the meantime, we should continue to act prudently with our water usage, but not so extreme as to impact the quality of life.

April 21, 2017 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )