Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

Los Angeles County Records Driest Year In 136 Years, Since Record-Keeping In The State Began, Highlight Hollywood News

Los Angeles is on track to set a dry-weather record, with the year looking to  end up the driest since official record-keeping started in 1877, experts say.  Only 3.60 inches of rain have been recorded at the National Weather Service  station at the University of California since Jan. 1, about half an inch less  than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, previously tied for the lowest rainfall  years, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

The first three months of the year set the city on a record-breaking track;  January, February and March are normally when Los Angeles receives most of its  rainfall, but the 2013 winter months saw almost no rain.



“And this fall we haven’t been able to catch up,” Carol Smith, a  meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told the Times.



Since Los Angeles imports most of its water from other areas of the state and  the Colorado River, water managers say they have ample supplies in reserve  despite the rainfall-deprived year.



Still, they say, it’s important for city residents to practice conservation,  a successful effort that has resulted in Los Angeles using less water today than  it did 40 years ago, despite growing by more than 1 million residents, authorities say. 



Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Beverly Hills Chamber Of Commerce

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