Can't get the link to this but California is in a drought emergency. You might be thinking who cares I don't live there. Well this is going to affect the rest of the nation because California produces one quarter of the nations food supply. Some 750,000 acres of farm land in that state will be affected with federal water managment saying they will release no water.
It's time to get out there and plant a victory garden. You may be glad to have even a small container garden when you see the prices of produce at the local markets in the coming months. We're still experiencing freezes here but you can do starter plants indoors until things get warmer. You also might want to do a rain barrel because we don't know how our rain situation will be this year.
Update: Looks like Texas is in the same boat as California and unless the weather pattern in the Pacific changes that boat will be sailing on dust. I'm just wondering what to plant this year. Will it be cold and wet or hot and dry? If the weather pattern changes like it did in the 1930s then were all screwed because here's what's happening right now. Farmers aren't even bothering to plant some crops because they know the won't have enought water. Ranchers are getting rid of a lot of their cattle because they can't grow the feed crops and don't have the water. And you know chickens take a good bit of water. So I guess you'll just have to go and eat dirt.