After a few early storms last fall, California has seen little rain. A chart of the water content in the Sierra snow pack has been very like that of the exceptional drought of 1976-77.
Things are looking up, though.
A week of rain, over three inches in my yard, and several feet of snow in the Sierra.
It is far less than what we need but with more in the forecast we have hope.
California has some of the nations most productive farmland. On the back roads of California's central valley one sees mile after mile of orchards, vineyards, corn, rice, tomatoes and cotton. Farmers have been wondering just how much their water allotment will be cut, will they have enough water to grow a crop? This is not dry-land farming, with no summer rains California depends on the Sierra snow pack for water.
For those of us not in agriculture, our big worry is the fire danger brought on by drought.
So we listen avidly to the weather forecast and watch the sky, hoping for at least six more inches of precipitation.
That's the news from my part of our world, to see other views, go to That's Our World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.