But OR and WA are 30-50% above normal. The big precipitation generating winter storms tend to stream from the tropics and there aren't that many of them, so they distribute unevenly. Usually, if California gets doused, things are drier in the PNW and vice-versa.
Do away with golf courses, swimming pools, bath tubs in homes. Like the drought during the 80's people were squealing on their neighbors for watering their lawns, or watering on their days off. We run our gray water off into the pasture. First thing we removed from our house were the bathtubs. Never did like sitting in my own dirt. I've also stored 1-gallons jugs of water JIC for drinking and a Navy bath.
Uncle Bob's would like to apologize to the following people or groups of people who we undoubtedly have offended over the course of the past few years. If you feel you have been personally offended then take this apology to be specifically for you. Otherwise, we apologize to Jewish Mexicans, President Barack Hussein Obama Mmm Mmm Mmm a.k.a. Hopey McChangey, Catholic Priests who dork little boys, vegetarians, Fruit Loop, Atkins' Diet adherents and other fat-asses, Dennis J. Olson, Delta Lady, Joe and his Socks, paranoid persona's, space aliens, Illegal Aliens, Boy Scouts, same sex aficionados, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Canadians, ditch diggers, people who support the aforementioned, people on Prozac, Mel Gibson, Nazi Mods, Tiger Woods, motorcycle gang members, rag heads or towel heads or any other Middle Eastern personas or personae, Crotch Bombers, Britney Spears, the blind, the entire Gay and Lesbian community, Charlie Sheen, Black Panthers, NAACP, and anybody who has ever been called Lard Ass.