"If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing." #CocoChanel
From the Instagram account of Ciara Curley. Photo taken in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

"If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing." #CocoChanel

From the Instagram account of Ciara Curley. Photo taken in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

"Remember to #savewater today & everyday! I’m making these collages because pictures have more impact than words at times." #droughtvoices
From the Instagram account of Drea. Photo taken at Lake Oroville in Butte County, Calif. 

"Remember to #savewater today & everyday! I’m making these collages because pictures have more impact than words at times." #droughtvoices

From the Instagram account of Drea. Photo taken at Lake Oroville in Butte County, Calif. 

#early #morning #at #the #hooverdam #nevada #arizona on the #road to #edc #2014 #no #water #drought #save #water #drink #beer #myfriends
From the Instagram account of Jena Curry. Photo taken at Hoover Dam.

#early #morning #at #the #hooverdam #nevada #arizona on the #road to #edc #2014 #no #water #drought #save #water #drink #beer #myfriends

From the Instagram account of Jena Curry. Photo taken at Hoover Dam.

This man is cleaning a freakin side walk with water, We’re in a drought….do you see something wrong? #drought #water #idiot
From the Instagram account of Valerielonglens. Photo taken in front of a shop in Pismo Beach, Calif. 

This man is cleaning a freakin side walk with water, We’re in a drought….do you see something wrong? #drought #water #idiot

From the Instagram account of Valerielonglens. Photo taken in front of a shop in Pismo Beach, Calif. 

"The Sierra Nevadas were so dry it was impossible to distinguish the California/Nevada border, all the rivers and lakes look like this. If your dropped a match the whole thing would go up in flames." #california #ca #summer #drought
From the Instagram account of Angela Bacca. 

"The Sierra Nevadas were so dry it was impossible to distinguish the California/Nevada border, all the rivers and lakes look like this. If your dropped a match the whole thing would go up in flames." #california #ca #summer #drought

From the Instagram account of Angela Bacca

Courtney McDonald on balancing farm-to-fork

“We decided there are other farmers who need that water more.”

Courtney McDonald and her husband recently purchased a 5.5-acre farm from retiring farmers near Auburn. She is the general manager of her farmer’s market association, while her husband is a chef who uses the crops at the restaurant, Carpe Vino, where they both work.

Audio, Transcript and Photos from a collaboration with UC Davis’ ‘Voices from the Drought.’ The Facebook and SoundCloud project focuses on farmers and ranchers. 

'Drought Dream.'  I made this Sunday, it’s taken on the South Fork of the Gualala River in The Sea Ranch, Sonoma County a few miles from where it connects with the Gualala River and then meets the Pacific as the Mendocino/Sonoma county line.
From the Instagram account of Danny Peterson.

'Drought Dream.'  I made this Sunday, it’s taken on the South Fork of the Gualala River in The Sea Ranch, Sonoma County a few miles from where it connects with the Gualala River and then meets the Pacific as the Mendocino/Sonoma county line.

From the Instagram account of Danny Peterson.

‪#‎Water‬ Sweet Water! After a new well is dug they blow it with air to clean out. Many of us are having to drill wells deeper due to the water table dropping. My original well was 180 ft and this new one is 400 ft.” ‪#‎droughtvoices‬

Barbara Martin is a third generation dairy farmer from Lemoore California. She runs the blog Dairy Goddess

PANEL: 9 WAYS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COULD REDUCE ITS WATER USE

There’s no shortage of ideas for tackling California’s increasing water shortage, at least based on the wide-ranging comments from five water experts Aug. 21 when KPCC and the Milken Institute sponsored a discussion on the future of water in Southern California.

Nearly 300 people packed the Milken Institute auditorium in Santa Monica to hear the discussion, led by Larry Mantle, host of KPCC’s AirTalk. You can listen to excerpts from the discussion on AirTalk  or watch the whole talk above, but here are some of the suggestions that came out of Thursday’s talk.

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"What was once Mirror Lake." #californiadrought
From the Instagram account of Lauren Dunec. Photo taken at Mirror Lake in Yosemite National Park. 

"What was once Mirror Lake." #californiadrought

From the Instagram account of Lauren Dunec. Photo taken at Mirror Lake in Yosemite National Park. 

Still wasting water 24 hours later.

In the previous video there is a wrench still attached to the Fire hydrant as water runs out and down the street. This video is shot at 12:46 pm on Wednesday August 27, 2014, almost 23 hours later.

HOW DO YOU EXPECT PEOPLE TO TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY ABOUT WATER CONSERVATION WHEN YOU ARE THE BIGGEST WASTER?”

"I’m on a mission to photograph the agriculture in Bakersfield. After reading Bakersfield is the number 1 city affected by the drought I began to wonder how long it would be before these crops are dried up. Maybe not this year or the next but it will happen if God doesn’t have mercy on us and bring us some serious snow and rain. I love the agriculture here and want to remember the beauty and perfection of each crop."
From the Instagram account of Amy J. Gomez. 

"I’m on a mission to photograph the agriculture in Bakersfield. After reading Bakersfield is the number 1 city affected by the drought I began to wonder how long it would be before these crops are dried up. Maybe not this year or the next but it will happen if God doesn’t have mercy on us and bring us some serious snow and rain. I love the agriculture here and want to remember the beauty and perfection of each crop."

From the Instagram account of Amy J. Gomez

"Exploring California’s drought." #droughtvoices
From the Instagram account of jeffgoodman. The photo was taken on a dried up section of the San Luis Reservoir. 

"Exploring California’s drought." #droughtvoices

From the Instagram account of jeffgoodman. The photo was taken on a dried up section of the San Luis Reservoir. 

"Dang, this #drought is seriously kicking our butts. It broke my heart to find this perc pond all dried up. :( #droughtvoices"
From the Instagram account of lolalovesred. Photo taken at Los Gatos Creek Trail in Santa Clara County, Calif.

"Dang, this #drought is seriously kicking our butts. It broke my heart to find this perc pond all dried up. :( #droughtvoices"

From the Instagram account of lolalovesred. Photo taken at Los Gatos Creek Trail in Santa Clara County, Calif.