Re: What part of record breaking heat and drought do you not understand?
Author: 1970s CA Foamer & Skirt Chaser
Date: 06-27-2021 - 12:19

Thank you, John, for the correction.

Yes, you are correct. In particular, I remember promotional efforts to encourage water conservation ("If it's yellow, let it mellow; if it's brown, flush it down") and when going to a restaurant with my parents, my mother remarking the that the waiter gave me a dirty look when I requested a glass of water. All of this occurred in 1977, not 1978 as I mistakenly remembered.

When posting, I mistakenly thought what I cited above occurred in 1978, but they

However, you are right about 1978 being a wet year. There were some very heavy rainfalls in the Santa Barbara, where I lived at the time, leading to some serious landslides.

Rail content> I also remember riding in 1978 a late-running westbound Southwest Limited and seeing all the flowers in the California due to the unusual amount of rain.

All that said, I am not currently living in California, but nothing I am reading about drought, heat and wildfires in the state leads be to believe that what I experienced in 1976-77 was anything like what's going on now.



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  Re: What part of record breaking heat and drought do you not understand? E.H. Scaryman 06-25-2021 - 09:23
  Re: What part of record breaking heat and drought do you not understand? 1970s CA Foamer & Skirt Chaser 06-25-2021 - 21:14
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  Re: What part of record breaking heat and drought do you not understand? John Sweetser 06-27-2021 - 11:37
  Re: What part of record breaking heat and drought do you not understand? 1970s CA Foamer & Skirt Chaser 06-27-2021 - 12:19
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