Monday, April 27, 2015

Two Sides of the California Drought: The Cowan Heights Guzzlers vs. the Compton Sippers

Drought Frames Economic Divide in California.  (The New York Times, 4/26/2015)
The fierce drought that is gripping the West — and the imminent prospect of rationing and steep water price increases in California — is sharpening the deep economic divide in this state, illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity. The daily water consumption rate was 572.4 gallons per person in Cowan Heights from July through September 2014, the hot and dry summer months California used to calculate community-by-community water rationing order; it was 63.6 gallons per person in Compton during that same period.  [Emphasis added.]
Above (and below) it all in Cowan Heights.

Sources:  Wikipedia, U.S. Census State and County Quickfacts

Related posts:
The Rev. Pat Robertson might be moved to say that this weather map is God's continuing punishment of Californicators.  (4/24/2015)
Traffic noise competes with almond grower's interview.  (4/8/2015)
Californians' majority view of drought: Some serious stuff but no water rationing, please.  (3/19/2015) 
California intensity: From abnormally dry to exceptional drought.  (3/19/2015)

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