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Tuesday’s squall brought our season (from October of 2013) of rainfall to 36.8 inches here at 2600-foot elevation, in Camino. Under what definition can that be called drought? All around us, orchards and vineyards are going in with 4-inch mains, by the hundreds of acres. The higher mountains have continued to get snow, and it’s obvious that there will be white up there, well into June.
Could it be that EID and other water agencies have just oversold the available water supply, and now us long-term tax and rate supporters of these agencies are going to have to suffer the consequences, under the guise of “serious drought?”
JERROLD M. KLATT