So there’s good news and there’s bad news on the California drought.
The good news is that recent rain has finally started to chip away at the severe precipitation deficits the state is facing. The bad news is that most of California is still in a deep drought and it’s going to take a long time to fully recover.
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Bank of America’s drought-tolerant landscaping is expected to save 2 million additional gallons of water over original estimates.
In August, Bank of America announced water conservation efforts to transition traditional landscaping at six of its banking centers in Southern California to fully drought-tolerant landscaping known as xeriscaping. The pilot builds on existing water management efforts currently in place at more than 100 other Bank of America properties across the Southland that have partial xeriscaping.
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Most aquifers in the state have dropped to record lows.
California’s disastrous three-year drought has depleted nearly all of its hydrological bank accounts. The Sierra Nevada snowpack last winter was the third-lowest on record. Soils are baked. Mammoth reservoirs are mere puddles. And groundwater tables are dropping with unprecedented speed.
Read the full story here: http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/12/17/48734/drought-four-things-southern-california-is-doing-t/
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