|After the last wet winter - but not this year!|
Most private gardens have an irrigation system of some sort as landscape plants just will not survive the summer heat without water. However many are poorly maintained and it is not uncommon to see water freely running down the road tp the nearest drain from a poorly maintained system. Really it is not surprising that there is a water crisis!
Amazingly we also have a huge lake called the Salton Sea, extending to over 500 square miles just a few miles from here. Its a huge inland lake, created by accident from flooding of the Colorado river in 1905. At one time it supported a thriving community with hotels, marinas and other resorts all linked to the water. However in recent years it has been declining, due mainly to ever increasing salinity. Numerous proposals have been made regarding its restoration but quite simply, there is currently no money so it continues to decline and stagnate. Water - what a controlling factor when we either have too much or too little!