The gardeners in Glendale, California, have managed to meet their climate goals despite the fact that it’s already snowing and that temperatures are dipping to a record low.
The average daily temperatures for the region have been hovering around -5 degrees Celsius since January.
The winter solstice is on Sunday, so the average daily temperature on the ground has been -20 degrees Celsius.
This is far below the seasonal maximum temperatures, which have been above -10 degrees Celsius in the last year.
It’s no secret that the state of California is facing a water crisis.
The state has already seen its share of drought conditions.
The average daily water use in the state was 936 million gallons during the last two months.
The State Water Resources Control Board is also planning to begin the process of raising water levels in the Sacramento River to help alleviate the crisis.
“If you think of California as a large, interconnected region with many water supplies, the drought is the water supply for the entire region,” said Linda Guevara, executive director of the California Alliance for Food Security.
“We’re just not getting enough.”
While the average annual precipitation in the region has fallen to less than half the historic average, it’s still below the average precipitation for the past 100 years.
In the past 50 years, precipitation has fallen by nearly 25 percent, according to the California Department of Water Resources.
“It’s a big part of why the region is seeing the extreme weather we are seeing now,” said Lisa Fink, a professor at the University of Southern California who studies drought and climate change.
Guevada said the drought has affected the economy.
“It’s actually caused some job losses, but that’s been offset by a lot of the people who are being forced to relocate to other parts of the state,” she said.
“If the drought doesn’t get solved, we could have a real big water crisis in California.”
Guefans estimates that in the coming months, the region will have to cut water use by 20 percent, which is about 4 million gallons per day, compared to the average use of about 3.5 million gallons a day.
The drought has also had an impact on the food supply.
“There’s a lot more water in the soil than in past years, so it’s very hard to grow food,” Guefas said.
The drought also has led to a drop in crop yields, according a report by the University in California Agricultural Experiment Station.
In its 2016 report, the USDA estimated that the amount of water used for irrigation in California decreased from about 9 billion gallons per year in 2014 to about 7.8 billion gallons in 2020.
Gueva said that’s because the region was able to reduce water use through the use of other water conservation measures.
“When you can reduce water, you don’t need to spend more on water, but you also don’t have to use as much water,” Gieva said.
California’s water situation has been particularly dire in the Central Valley, which includes parts of Riverside, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties.
Geevans said that as of late December, there were about 1,200 lakes and reservoirs in the area.
These lakes and aquifers hold about 12 billion gallons of water.
“There are reservoirs and lakes in every county in California that are already at the highest level in history,” Geefans said.