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Green Lawns Aren’t Helping the Water Crisis in the Western United States

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Green Lawns Aren’t Helping, the Water Crisis in the Western United States.
CNN reports that as the state of California continues
its multiyear megadrought, experts say now is the
time to do away with water-guzzling grass lawns.
Starting June 1, residents who live in
the Los Angeles area will be allowed to
use outdoor water only once per week.
This is a crisis.
This is unprecedented. , Adel Hagekhalil, general manager at the Metropolitan
Water District of Southern California, via CNN.
We have never done anything
like this before and because
we haven’t seen this situation
happen like this before. , Adel Hagekhalil, general manager at the Metropolitan
Water District of Southern California, via CNN.
A green lawn has long been a symbol
of status in the United States.
As maintaining a lawn requires massive amounts of water, experts say it's time to rethink how we manage them.
You want to have some space
in your backyard for your kids
to play, so a little patch of
grass is not terrible. , John Fleck, director of Water Resources
Program at the University of New Mexico, via CNN.
It’s just the big expanse of lawn – that’s really not being used other than ‘because it looks pretty’ – that has got to go. , John Fleck, director of Water Resources
Program at the University of New Mexico, via CNN.
That’s what we can’t
have anymore. , John Fleck, director of Water Resources
Program at the University of New Mexico, via CNN.
We just can’t afford
the water for it. , John Fleck, director of Water Resources
Program at the University of New Mexico, via CNN .
We just can’t afford
the water for it. , John Fleck, director of Water Resources
Program at the University of New Mexico, via CNN
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