The Rain Dance

So water consumption was down through most of the north state but actually up in Southern California.  Why is So Cal not pulling its weight whenever newspaper says there is a drought?  Well in Northern California the signs of the drought are obvious earlier.  Namely we noticed not needing to break out the umbrella very often this winter.  In So Cal, where it doesn't rain (much) to begin with it is easier to ignore the drought because you don't start to really experience it until you hit the middle of the summer, the fires start to burn, and your utility bills start to get jacked up.