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Speaker at Cal Poly inspires discussion on water, drought

In this June 5, 2015, file photo, Tony Corcoran records sprinklers watering the lawn in front of a house in Beverly Hills. In the coming months of 2016, state officials will undertake a monumental task of rewriting conservation orders for a fifth year of drought.
In this June 5, 2015, file photo, Tony Corcoran records sprinklers watering the lawn in front of a house in Beverly Hills. In the coming months of 2016, state officials will undertake a monumental task of rewriting conservation orders for a fifth year of drought. AP

I deeply appreciated your article “Israeli water solutions can help world, author says at Cal Poly” (April 7). Addressing droughts that suck up water is important so people know ways of making good use of water that is increasing in scarcity. This made me want to respond to your article because as a Californian, I am hit directly by the drought.

Ways of fighting the low water levels can be things like imposing higher fines on those who go over water limits or reducing the amount of wine that is made by wineries, since they are a major problem in terms of water use.

Recognition of California’s drought, which affects over 98 percent of the state, will help raise awareness around the world.

Daniel Vigil, Paso Robles High School

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