The ’77 drought was kind of like the nightmare scenario that everyone remembers in the water community... now they’re afraid they’re going to see one that’s worse than that.
Matt Weiser has no idea how much daily water he uses in his Sacramento home, which he sees as a major issue. As a Senior Writer at The Sacramento Bee, Weiser covers water, flood control and natural resources. He has been a newspaper journalist and freelance writer in California for more than 20 years, mostly in the arena of environmental issues. Weiser graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 1988.
In 1996, Weiser was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at The University Michigan. His freelance articles have appeared in High County News, Salon.com, Sierra Magazine, Grist.org and other publications.
Personally, I took out my own lawn about eight years ago. I don’t have a lawn. I have native plants. Everything that needs water is drip irrigated.