Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Water out of Reach"This image is out the plane window on the way to Orlando Florida. Looking at the sun's reflection on the water made me reflect on the drought back home California. We can be surrounded by water and still not have enough ..."
This was submitted by Vanessa H.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
King's River"Water is a simple yet essential component of life on Earth. This photo was taken in my backyard along the King's River in Sanger, Calidornia. Living on the River, water has always been an active part of my life. A good rain year meant we could kayak down the river, catch fish and it marked a successful business year. The continued drought is evidence in the lower water level of the river."
This was shared by Tallie C from Sanger, CA
Friday, June 26, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
"This photo is was taken in Madera, CA. It had been a pretty warm day. The sky opened an suddenly poured. Most people were happy. We demonstrated our gratitude by dancing in the rain. The water is hope and the joy is clearly visible on our faces."
This was shared by Citlaia H in CA.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Grapes of Drought
"Water is BIG in Sanger, California. A large quantity of fruits and vegetables are grown in the Central Valley. These grapes are watered twice a day. The drought is BIG in Sanger, California. We all try to conserve water."
This was submitted by David C from Sanger, CA.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico,the ninth largest body of water on Earth, is an ocean
basin mostly surrounded by the North American continent. The Gulf region covers
approximately 600,000 square miles, measuring approximately 995 miles from east
to west, 560 miles from north to south. The American Mediterranean yields more finfish, shrimp, and shellfish annually than the south and mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake and New England areas combined.
"The Gulf oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Within days of the April 20, 2010 explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people, underwater cameras revealed the BP pipe was leaking oil and gas on the ocean floor about 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana. By the time the well was capped on July 15, 2010 (87 days later), an estimated 3.19 million barrels of oil had leaked into the Gulf."
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Candy Apple CRAB
This isn't a fiery red crab and this isn't Newport Beach but finding this little creature on shore was timed perfectly with the current "invasion" of thousands of red crabs along the southern beaches of California due the increasing warm temperature of the ocean. The rare pelagic red crab is usually found farther south around Baja California. The possible trend could be the result of waters warming from El Nino.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The grey and white scavenger bird lives close to the ocean but has been know to nest inland by lakes. It is known for it's acrobatic sky maneuvers and ability to float motionless on the wind current.
"Living by the water, I take comfort in the other living creatures that share the same amazing resource."
This image was submitted by Mitch M. from CA.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Succulents sometime nicked named Fat Plants are more thickened and fleshy allowing for water retention. These plants store water in their leaves and or stems. These internal reservoirs allow the succulent plant to survive harsh unfavorable periods without water.
Don't confuse the succulent with the cactus plant !
Monday, June 15, 2015
Ok, it may not be the mythological creature from the depths of the ocean but this cephalopod does conjure stories of what dwells leagues beneath the sea. An octopus aka a cephalopod has two eyes and four pairs of arms and is bilaterally symmetric. They have keen eyesight and incredible sense of touch. Interestingly,two-thirds of an octopus's neurons are found in the nerve cords of its arms, which have limited functional autonomy. The next time you look out at the vast undrinkable salty oceans take moment to day dream about the world of creatures below the surface.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
"This is an artesian well that has used as a source of water for 1000's of years. It is currently used by locals in Mariposa and Oakhurst, California. Even the the area is in a current high drought this spring seems eternal. It is said to be watched over by the Toad goddess who gives life. Water is life, ask any archeologist," anywhere you find water you will find the remains of ancient civilizations beneath the current one' "
This was shared by John P in Mariposa, CA.
Friday, June 12, 2015
"The mist trail is a beautiful hike in Yosemite National Park where the trail follows the bottom of one of the many falls and the spray and mist with the rocks and cliff bounce up and get hikers pretty wet.It's a fun trail and great way to spend your time. It's a must see for anyone- and viewing the amount of water coming down the walls is fantastic. This is supposed to be our driest year in California but there have been many years when the falls are sad cliff faces. So seeing this much water in June is a great sign of hope. Plus it looks like rain on the horizon!"
This was submitted by Gabe in Fresno, California.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
"Stagneros Brothers, an international wholesale and retail fish market started 75 years ago by grandpa Stagneros. The restaurant and open air market are on the wharf in San Francisco."
This image was sent by Gary S from Santa Cruz CA.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Drought + Summer = Forest Fires
Friday, June 5, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
"Berry growers, Pete and Tiffany P, keep fifty 5 gallon bottles of water on their ranch for the the workers 'incase of an emergency'. After X amount of time the water is dumped on the thirsty land and replaced with fresh drinking water for human consumption"
The image is shared by Pete and Tiffany P.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
ICEThe average American buys four bags of packaged ice each year, 80 percent of it between Memorial and Labor Day. Just like bottled water, the regulates packaged ice in interstate commerce as a food, just like other foods.However the FDA does not inspect small packaged ice producers, like retail stores, that make and package ice directly for the consumer and only for intrastate sales.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Kelp ForestKelp forests are underwater areas with a high density of kelp. They are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth. Major threats to the health of various kelp forests include marine pollution and water quality, kelp harvesting and fisheries, invasive species and climate change.
Monday, June 1, 2015
"The San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona is at peace most of the year, looking more like a creek than a river. It offers beauty and solitude. It offers retreat from the high desert winds and sun. During the monsoon, the river, which flows north from Mexico, fills from the surging rains and displays the power of water. It can be awesome and frightening, but it always finds peace again."
These images were shared by Keith A from Sierra Vista, Arizona.
My Your Our Water
My Your Our Water