It has been raining the past few days, but we are in a drought. In fact, we are three years into a drought, and it is visible in the shrinking lakes.
This is Lake Tahoe in winter. I cannot imagine what it will look like in August.
Drought was even something we discussed at the Home Depot intercambio last week. I did not know the word drought: sequia.
I showed this picture of Lake Tahoe, and then we started talking about how, locally, Folsom Lake, is so low, that a Gold Rush era settlement, Mormon Flat, is now visible.
We all had seen it on television. But they had more questions about when it was flooded over, when the dam was built, about the people. I had no answers for them. They said that since I am a professor I should know more. I agreed.