Buck Wahl No bueno......
Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!
Hope springs eternal but, despite holding out for a "March miracle," it looks like the
great drought grinds on. It's sinking in that we live in an artificial water utopia and it's
time to check ourselves. The opulent water consumption we have been used to is a
thing of the past, at least for the foreseeable future.
The above photo of the normally full Lake Edison in the John Muir Wilderness is creepy
for a couple of reasons. Obviously, the lake is low but even more startling is the lack of
snowpack in the high country stretching to the horizon. Usually this time of year,
everywhere above 8,000 feet has 10-12+ feet of snow. Some places have much, much
more. Not this year, pal! It's dry as a bone up top and the little moisture that isn't running
off, it is seeping into the ground as quick as the parched earth above tree line can soak it
up. That means essentially no runoff. On a recent jaunt to Yosemite, the Kings River just
South of Fresno was literally devoid of any water at a time when it should be raging with
Spring runoff. DAMNIT!