Water is a life resource for everyone
Water is a life resource for everyone. A situation between a drought and our resources being in danger with shortages of water in the region, is something that should not be trifled with. The United States has suffered droughts in the past but as mentioned before, 2014 is noted as being the worst of all.
California is similar to an arid state with a Mediterranean climate, those who have lived in California has certainly lived through a drought in their lifetime. California’s rainfall in 2013-2014 was one of the driest ever in 400 years. In San Diego, eleven fires broke out within a week and was one of the worsts seasons yet. California gets their water from a series of dams, aqueducts, and rivers, but most of California’s water originates from snowpack. In a normal year, Los Angeles would receive about fifteen inches of rain. In 2012, there was less than nine inches. Then in 2013, there was less than four inches of rain. Many trees and grasses were dying as summer came along. Many factors were impacted by this drought as well. There were shortages in fruits, nuts, and vegetables, more than usual wildfires, many ponds and lakes dried up, and most importantly it’s affecting the supply of drinking water for people.
The future still holds many questions and discovery in the long run for the environment and towards everyone. The population is increasing everyday in people, in arid, and wet regions. The demand of water supplies are still the same. The least thing everyone can do is be prepared for dry seasons with little rainfall, and dangerous environmental consequences. Not only is the expansion of the population is causing a bit of troubles about the future use of water, but the idea of global warming. With increasing levels of global warming, who knows how the environment will deal with more powerful droughts. However, the good news is everyone can help save water because we all have the ability to make a difference in the environment.
The drought of this country and the regions that are suffering with it, has no good cause for everyone and the environment. Preventing a drought is something that everyone in the world cannot avoid. If a drought wants to strike, it is going to strike. Unless rainfall comes, there is no stopping it. However, what we can prevent is our precious water going to waste by making water efficient choices that will conserve water.