Thursday, June 7, 2007

Los Angeles drought watch

The Daily Green: Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest city, is hunkering down in the face of an intensifying drought.

The city called on residents to reduce water use by 10 percent, as a persistent drought shows no signs of relenting, and a summer forecast predicts intense heat.

It’s the first water use restriction of its kind in more than a decade for the city — a sign of the times for the drought-plagued West.

Part of the problem across much of California was the minute snowpack left in the mountains after this winter. That’s a condition scientists say we can expect more of as the climate warms, which means it may not be another decade before Los Angeles is watching its water use again.

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