- Posted January 23, 2014 by
San Jose, California
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California's drought is slowly worsening by the day. Dry vegetation is all around, which usually normally should already have been lush and green this time of year. It was another unseasonably warm winter day here for our area, with afternoon highs reaching into the upper 60's to lower 70's this day. California's drought conditions were worsening with no rain relief in sight still... Pic taken from San Jose, CA.
As for the drought's impacts personally, it was also affecting me in a few ways. I actually have to go out and water my garden in which this time of year, I let the winter rains do it. I also had to turn on my sprinklers to water the lawn due to the lack of winter rainfall. Also, due to the extreme dry air, it had also made the flu more severe especially for us here. A few people already had passed away due to the flu this season around the Bay Area. Reservoirs around the state are way below their normal capacity and the Sierras are way below average as well, which is a ever-growing serious concern for our water source this coming summer. Wildfires were also an enhanced thread due to all the dry vegetation.
I just hope rain comes soon, at least thru spring since we desperately need it...
(Pic taken Friday around sunset, January 17, 2014)