Unfortunately we broke the record – the season 2006/2007 was the driest for L.A. since rainfall records began 130 years ago.
The total rainfall was 4 inches (10 centimeter). That’s less than a quarter of normal.
Even more disturbing is the fact that the snowpack in the Eastern Sierra Mountains, from where Los Angeles gets about 50 % of its water supply, also marked its second lowest level on record this year.
Officials are hinting that this might force the city into full drought mode this summer, with a much higher occurence of brush fires than normal. The first two major brush fires in May alone (Griffith Park and on Catalina Island) might have been only the first ones of many.
I can’t even think of something funny to say about all of this – it is plain scary.