A Report On California Drought

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Carlo Alberto DiPaola
Speech & Debate,P.1
9 December 2015
California Drought Here in the desert we all know it’s a very dry place. You may also know that California is in a drought as well and the dryness of our area has resulted in many continuous disadvantages. People are conserving water as much as they can but maybe some of you out there are not doing your part in saving our water and I am here to tell you it is so simple! But first, let me provide some facts on the drought in California that should help you realize the dire situation we are in. According to saveourwater.com, 2013 was marked as the driest year on record in many parts of California including Sacramento and Los Angeles. Water storage in the big reservoirs,
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In other words, the drought can really affect our economy as well as our social life. The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is counted on to provide 30 percent of the state’s water supply as it melts through early summer, is at its second-lowest level on record. According to Hippo Reads, it will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) — around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir — to recover from California’s continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.
Now you may be thinking to yourself, “How can California even start to cope with this drought? How can it go back to normal in a climate that receives little snowpack and rain?” Well although these issues are complex, there have been some achievements-political and otherwise-toward developing more resilient water supplies. One way is groundwater legislation: our Governor, Jerry Brown, signed legislation mandating “sustainable groundwater management,” though the law leaves local entities to define that idea further."We have to learn to manage wisely water, energy, land and our investments, that 's why this is important," said Governor Brown (CA.gov). Another way our government is helping is the spending on water projects.
Although the government and other corporations
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