They say there is a drought but I just don’t see it. The water lines in many lakes say otherwise and so do most news articles. Evidence is clear water levels are at all time lows as all the data shows but something is missing and its not just water.
Have we, as a state, over the course of the last hundred and fifty odd years diverted the waters in such a way that has created these droughts? Well of course not is the first response, because the amount of water falling is changing they say and the snow pack is not as much anymore. Perhaps though the answer lies deeper than what we see.
The images don’t lie there is less water in these lakes then in years past. So do we hope there will be more rain or learn to live with less. The idea of conserving water in a drought is important but understanding “why it is important” to conserve even if there is no drought is the key to living within our means.
Samuel Clemens once said “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over”. I couldn’t agree more if I didn’t ponder so much on the fact that whiskey is made from water essentially. Either way the preciousness of water is to be marveled at and held sacred almost as if our bodies were composed of it.)