We’re in California and one can’t help but think of water . The lack of it . Where we might find some that tastes decent . How every river we’ve seen looks extremely low .
I just took a long bike ride near Pyramid Lake . About an hour north of LA , it’s formed by a small dam. Even for winter , the water flow looked weak . When I went flying by the entrance fee shack , the attendant came running out and when I circled around to say I was just riding through , I had a nice conversation with her about water .
She said they had snow February of 2012, a little rain February of 2013, and since then, nothing . Their water comes via an aqueduct , so they still have a flow , but it’s minimal . People still camp and boat and fish, but they don’t have the crowds like before .
We just left the Sacramento area , where local officials are asking people not to water outside at all , and to cut indoor consumption by half . Can you imagine ? We conserved when we were at home , and definitely do while in the rig , but at the core , we’re Oregonians; we know there will always be more water . And I’m happy about that .