1110 – Experiencing a Drought

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.

1110 – Experiencing a Drought

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.