Merced Life

May 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Brigitte Bowers: Drought cycle drying up the dreams of suburbia

To grow up in California is to be raised in a place that is always going into a drought, in the middle of a drought, or just coming out of a drought. It is impossible to live in this state without a keen awareness of water, but that awareness is on the same cycle as our droughts – we care deeply about water only one-third of the time, when we must face the reality that it is not the unlimited resource we would like it to be.

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