"Pardon The Appearance of Our Lawns": California's Massive Drought
It's not looking good in the Golden State right now:
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (shown below), the entire state is currently experiencing at least "moderate drought," with 95% feeling the effects of "severe drought."
At the beginning of the calendar year, only 27% of Californians lived in an area of "extreme drought," the second more dire category. That number is up to 82% today.
"Exceptional drought," the highest register of dryness, afflicts 58% of the state. That percentage was zero on January 1.
So yes, excuse their lawns. They've got other things to worry about.
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