Driest winter on record poses new threat

CARE AND FEEDING—Gardener Caitlin Severin of Agoura Hills does the best she can in the dry conditions at Oak Park Community Garden on Mon., Jan. 20. Much green has turned to brown.
As the drought in California drags on, consumers are being told to back off on their water consumption before supplies trickle away.
Following two years of already lower than average rainfall, 2013 went down as driest year in California history. This year the snowpack in the state’s mountains remains far below n...

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