Andy T. Le (@andytle)

Amazing to see the #ColoradoDesert in "super #bloom" from the usually wet winter. After years of #drought, #California’s #SonoranDesert has transformed into a stunning #landscape of colorful #wildflowers. #joshuatree #superbloom #rain

Restore The Delta (@restorethedelta)

Next rainy season will pose a "very significant risk." Tens of billions of dollars are needed for repairs and updates for our aging water system. Governor Jerry Brown must postpone or drop the Delta Tunnels plan. Safety first for #Oroville.
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"Safety experts say there is no time for delay in a state plan to restore the 770-foot Oroville Dam, and they warn California would face a "very significant risk" if a damaged spillway is not in working order by fall, the start of the next rainy season."
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#SavetheDelta #StoptheTunnels #DeltaTunnels #CAWaterFix #TwinTunnels #CAWater #CADrought #Water #Drought #Environment #CAEnvironment #CAPolitics #Politics #JerryBrown #SacDelta #BayDelta #NorCal #SoCal #CADelta
#Oroville #OrovilleDam #OrovilleSpillway #ThursdayThoughts #Safety #SafetyFirst

(@hannahcortelli)

In an effort to reduce water consumption during the drought, L.A. residents can receive rebates for having “drought tolerant landscaping.” In other words, there are succulents at every turn.
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#california #losangeles #succulents #drought #travel #ilivetravel #exploremore #getoutside

Lesley Rochat (@thesharkwarrior)

How I love water and all of its forms, and most of all wrapped in salty water, surrounded by sharks like in this photo. It’s so true, this beautiful blue planet should be called planet Water, not planet Earth. It all began with water, 4.5 billion years ago in the Primordial Soup, the origins of life on Earth. Though yesterday was World Water Day, every day must be #WorldWaterDay because it is the most valuable commodity on Earth, and we don't have much of it to go around. Please do you bit to conserve water, have shorter showers (on my courses my students have 2 minute showers!), turn off the shower when you lather yourself, or shave, set up grey water systems, save, save, save each drop. I’m doing all of this, and more because I know that every drop is precious. Here back at home in #southafrica #capetown we are experiencing a terrible #drought - we have but 100 days of water left in our reservoirs! 📷Scott Smith #doyourbit #conservewater #waterwise #water #ocean #explore #oceantravel #unitednations #waterlover #freedive #freediver #sharkdiving #travelblog #wanderlust #underwater #uwphotography #bahamas #shark #getaway #reconnectwithnature #ecowarrior

Charlie Ensor (@ensorcharlie)

Sahra has travelled from Boodadheer - Somali region in Ethiopia - to bring her 2 year old Mahamed to the clinic. Her son is on the mend, but their worries are not over #somaliland #drought

Martha Gracia (@wheretheeternityends)

👽🎴🚀🚀
I'm lying on the moon
My dear, I'll be there soon
It's a quiet and starry place
Time's we're swallowed up
In space we're here a million miles away

#illustration#kareno#themoonsong#her#art#culture#cloudyday#strangeobject#ovni#drought#droughts#africa#maraanddann#isolated#red#intensecolors#nowater#endoftheworld

Charlie Ensor (@ensorcharlie)

Fihiima, her husband, and her four children have been displaced to the town of Cadow Yurua, 40km from Burao. One child sits on town of goat fodder - available graze has depleted #somaliland #drought

Human Appeal (@humanappeal)

Access to clean water is a basic human right, but did you know a shocking 663 million people worldwide don’t have access to safe water? They've no choice but to drink dirty water, even though doing so could be fatal. Safe water, saves lives. Donate today: https://donate.humanappeal.org.uk/east-africa-crisis-appeal #worldwaterday #drought #charity #donate

Michaella Sloane (@thesloane_ranger)

I get so excited every time I see rain clouds run over the mountains like this. This water crisis is a constant source of anxiety and I wish more people realised how bad it really is. I hope we have more moments like this in the near future.
#capetown #southernsuburbs #tablemountain #watercrisis #drought #weneedrain #hope #dusk #clouds #rainclouds #raindrops #mountains #photo #photography #amateurphotography

Mark Pope (@markpopecomposition)

#Sunrise. It's been far too long since I've visited here - one of the few places that managed to stay green even through the worst of the #drought

#California #Parks #Hiking

(@smoke_and_mirrors_911)

The latest data from California’s Water Resources Control Board show 700,000 Californians are currently being exposed to contaminated water at home or at school.
Because the state data doesn’t account for the nearly 2 million Californians still relying on private wells or factor in contamination from Chromium-6, experts say the number of people with toxic water is likely even higher.
In addition to those with contaminated water, another 3,511 California households reported having wells that are still dry according to state data released in January, 2017.
The vast majority of those wells are located in California’s Central Valley, in places like Tulare County, Madera County, and Stanislaus County. “The impacts of the drought were more widespread than people realize,” said Laura Feinstein of the Pacific Institute, an Oakland-based think tank focused on advancing solutions to water challenges. “We found that the majority of those drought impacted public water systems were serving disadvantaged communities.” “There’s really serious health impacts from some of these contaminants,” said Laurel Firestone, Executive Director of the Community Water Center, a non-profit working to ensure communities have access to safe and affordable water. “It can cause cancer [and] in the case of nitrate in very high levels, it can even cause death after a few days of high exposure.”
The Community Water Center actually estimates the true number of residents currently living without safe, clean drinking water exceeds one million people.
Firestone said the tainted water found in wells and public water systems contains everything from naturally occurring arsenic and uranium, to nitrate from fertilizer and dairy farm waste runoff. #worldwaterday#contaminatedwater#drought#fluoride#chromium6
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