Andrea Hurd

Living Fountain

May 17th, 2011  |  Published in Andrea Hurd, Contributors Blog

By Andrea Hurd, Mariposa Gardening & Design

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The Need

California’s climate is defined by drought cycles and unfortunately, the impacts of climate change may only intensify these cycles.  Climatologists predict this may lead to more intense rain events in the winter and longer, drier summers.  This boom/bust cycle is one that contributes to California’s annual drought woes.

California has been feeling the effects of a years-long drought.  Water districts and purveyors over the state have begun to implement tough water restrictions affecting residential landscapes.  Here in the Bay Area for example, water shortages have forced East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to implement water restrictions that require its customers to drastically reduce their water consumption by up to 25% per person. Read the rest of this entry »