Our unique climate creates very unusual climates—right next door to each other. On the flipside of this wonderful place we live is the continual threat of drought.
Despite winter rains, the Bay Area is still far below the seasonal average rainfall and our reservoirs are low. In addition, about half of the water in Santa Clara County is imported from outside the county and imported supplies are being severely restricted due to the statewide drought in addition to regulatory restrictions and a growing pressure on the state’s water delivery system. To ensure that we have a reliable water supply today and in the future, we all need to use our water wisely.
Although conservation has become a way of life for many in the Bay Area, extra effort is needed this year and in the years to come to reduce water use.
In this part of the website, we want to share stories about micro-climates, promote water conservation, and talk about the plants and gardens we can use to maintain the beauty of this place we call home.