By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Late winter in year three of an extended drought and the local picture isn’t pretty.
Urban hillsides retain a summer pallor. Eucalyptus trees are turning brown. Rings around Southern California reservoirs are signs of a water supply that’s dropping fast. Prized underground aquifers — though not visible — are shrinking from overpumping and approaching record lows.
And once again, there’s no rain in the forecast.