Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The drought effects

drought yard

Downey, along with much of California, has been in a drought situation since 2011. If you would like to see an article about California's past droughts in pictures, click here.

The drought has caused the state government to create new laws to encourage more prudent water usage. One of the proposed laws would have made it illegal to water your yard during the drought. Even though the law didn't pass, some homeowners have decided to follow the proposal. I went out to get a picture of the predicted rain we were going to have today, but it never showed up. So, I decided to take a picture of a lawn that looks like what lawns looked like before we started watering them. I'm hoping the winter rain will bring this lawn back to life.

By the way, one of the great reasons I love living in Downey is how we care for our neighbors. While I was taking this picture, James, a neighbor, came out of his house to inquire about what I was doing. I explained to him about Downey Daily Photos and asked him to look us up on Facebook. Thanks, James.

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