Fabian: How long do you think this drought is going to last?
Lia: I have no idea, but I’m not worried. I grew up in the desert. Not having enough precipitation was just a fact of life.
Fabian: Yes, but people here aren’t used to getting this little rainfall. Their livelihood depends on having a reliable water supply for their crops.
Lia: You make it sound like we’re experiencing another Dust Bowl when the water table is just a little low.
Fabian: I think it’s a little more serious than that.
Lia: What we need here is a reservoir. That would give this town the water reserves it needs in case of a drought.
Fabian: What we really need are fewer dust storms and more thunderstorms.
Lia: And for people to stop over farming. That and deforestation are half the problem.
Fabian: You may be right, but that’s not what people want to hear right now. They need some relief.
Lia: Maybe the town’s water conservation efforts will make a difference.
Fabian: Well, I’m certainly willing to stop bathing if it’ll help.
Lia: I thought you already had.
Category: Nature + Weather
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