Climate extremes



 
It seems appropriate that the new year brings a deluge of rainfall. The rain washes away last year’s buildup of debris. Oncestagnant and dry creek beds flood with runoff and ensure the land is scoured.
At the same time, rain prepares the soil for new growth. Seeds deposited in late summer and autumn settle deeper into the soft earth, ready for germination when the right conditions manifest. Southern California’s winter storms hold the potential for both destruction and life.
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