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California Drought News: Fireworks, fog and forsaken campgrounds

L.A. County Fair fireworks from the 1930s.
L.A. County Fair fireworks from the 1930s.
L.A. County Fair

Today's dryku:
Illegal fireworks
Holy grail for teenage boys
Mordred to dry brush

Keep sending in those drykus to @kpccdryku. In the meantime, Tuesday's drought news is all about ruining your holiday plans:

The 499-acre park, nestled in the redwoods along Pescadero Creek, will remain open for daytime visits. However, restrooms with plumbing have been closed, and portable toilets with washing stations have been brought in. (SF Gate Blog)

Ooh! Aah! AAUUGHH!!!

Answers in the mist?

[These] high-efficiency fog collectors have the potential to boost water supply in dry parts of Saudi Arabia and India where westerly winds carry warm, humid air towards elevated coastal lands. McKinley even foresees a scenario not so far off in the distant future where locals in San Francisco start to look into similar methods for harvesting the thick fog cover that blankets large swaths of the bay as a way to replenish water shortages that, over the years, have become increasingly severe. (Washington Post)

Conservation quick hits:

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