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California Drowning

Curious what all the fuss is about in California these last two week? And, no, I am not talking about the resistance to Trump–that is alive and well. I’m talking about the damage to the Oroville dam spillway and emergency … Continue reading

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Give Me Some Water (with apologies to Eddie Money)

I recently finished reading Paolo Bacigalupi’s new book, a novel about a bone-dry dystopia that might fall into the genre of climate sci-fi, or cli-fi, as it’s now called; however, while climate change is at the center of the novel, … Continue reading

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What People Don’t Understand About Drought Could Fill Lake Oroville

In an “it’s about damn time” announcement, Governor Brown FINALLY mandated water conservation measures in California. This is an historic event since it is the first time in the state’s history that a California governor has directed the State Water Resources … Continue reading

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Pouring Music Down the Canyon

This title of this post comes from “Ladies Of The Canyon,” one of so many wonderful songs by Joni Mitchell who was hospitalized on Tuesday in Southern California after she was found unconscious at her home. Later in a post … Continue reading

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This is Just The Beginning

As the title of Clare Foran’s recent article in the National Journal suggests, things are getting rough in California as water becomes a more and more precious resource. In “Drought is Taking California Back to the Wild, Wild West,” Foran … Continue reading

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Will We Ever Seen the Rain?

As a native Californian and the daughter of a farming family, I’ve paid attention to the weather in California for much of my life. I left when I was in my mid-twenties, but during the years I spent in the … Continue reading

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And They Said It Wouldn’t Last

We were close friends in college and still are today; that’s a gift I will forever treasure. I know, it’s hard to tell so much time has passed.

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