With affordable housing increasingly out of reach for many Americans, trailer parks are attracting more would-be buyers, in part because of more amenities. Trailer park designers are gradually designing modern “mobile home communities” that are energy-efficient, and may have playgrounds and swimming pools.
Even if more snow falls in Colorado later this winter, it might not make up for a record low in precipitation across the state, say meteorologists. In response to this bad news, utilities have stepped up monitoring of reserves to determine how much water they can leave in reservoirs that will not threaten dam capacity if more snow and rain eventually fall.
Southern California’s autumn months are getting hotter and the region has had less rain in recent years, prompting many meteorologists to predict another drought for the state. This weather pattern, however, is in contrast to Northern California, which received a record amount of rainfall last year, effectively ending the state’s five-year drought.
Pima and Cochise County, Ariz. — Private well owners in specific counties, including Pima and Cochise, are eligible to participate in Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Individual Well Program, which provides free private well assessments for those not regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Even with record rainfall recently in California, the ground beneath the Friant-Kern Canal continues to sink—a result of groundwater depletion from years of drought. This phenomenon, called land subsidence, is a significant problem for drought-affected areas like the San Joaquin Valley, and it has caused problems for farmers and others who rely on water from the canal for irrigation.