Water continues to be in short supply in many parts of the country, with the western portion of the United States suffering from persistent drought. For 2015, the National Weather Service is predicting ongoing drought conditions in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and western parts of both Colorado and New Mexico. Waterless California is entering its fourth consecutive year of severe drought. Drought also continues to spread through portions of the upper Midwest and Texas.
When the dog days of summer come, every drop will matter in drought-stricken areas. Placing rain barrels underneath downspouts, also known as rain harvesting, could make all the difference for parched lawns, gardens, trees and houseplants. Read more »