A lake is …earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau
This summer, as our city imposed added water restrictions on landscapes long before fireworks had a chance to welcome the heat, even the water-frugal wondered how we could sustain anything green.
With our main water source nearly 12 feet below normal levels, homeowners knew what that meant. Lush lawns would take their place behind other water needs. ‘Pray for rain’ would be on the lips of everyone, not just old timers. And some people still would not get it.
On a field trip to the lake that feeds our city’s water supplies, my 8 year old granddaughter took these photos. If you needed a sign of what drought and demand can do to one of our most precious resources, choose one of these photos.
(Her photos. Her captions)