Letters to the Editor

July 28, 2014

It’s going to be a long, hot summer; save water, energy

The imperative of saving water and energy is highlighted by this year’s wildfires that scorched parts of Northern, Central and Southern California; low water levels in reservoirs; the light snowpack’s early thaw that usually provides water supplies into late summer; uncertainty over how long water held in underground storage needs to last; heat spells; and signs of climate change. A drought threatens California’s economy and the safety of its residents. Because of the drought emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown has called on all Californians to prevent water waste and reduce water use by 20 percent.

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