Pulse poll

Question of the week: Are you making changes because of the drought?

By From page A7 | February 27, 2014

As Northern California continues its record dry spell, local residents at least have Lake Berryessa water to rely on this summer.

But are you still making changes based on the drought? Participate in this week’s poll:

Last week’s results:

How concerned are you about the increased local crime rate?

Very: 80 percent.

Somewhat: 12 percent.

Not at all: 9 percent.

94 Daily Republic voters


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  • S KFebruary 25, 2014 - 6:46 am

    if it's yellow that's mellow. If it's brown flush it down :-). Now if I could only get my wife to agree>>LOL.

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  • mrsallnutFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:14 am

    We tore up our lawn a couple of years ago and we wood chipped the entire thing. Come spring we are spot planting native grasses and other drought tolerant plants. It seemed silly to keep a lawn when we live next to pastures; the weeds were more prevalent than the grass and, thanks to the clay soil, it took far too much water to keep it green. The backyard will eventually be covered in drought tolerant grass. We also only wash full loads of dishes and full loads of laundry. It's not so much a "save the planet" thing as it is a "save our money" thing.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:25 am

    We're removing the grass in the front yard and looking into instant hot water systems. We've all ready installed water saving appliances and bathrooms.

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  • Rick WoodFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:55 am

    We have plenty of water to use, but none to waste. That's our slogan. We ARE fortunate to have the Solano Project (Lake Berryessa, Lake Solano, and the Putah South Canal) as the foundation of our water supply. It stores many years of water for us, so.we are in better shape during a drought than most. But water waste costs money, robs us of future water supply, and technically is even illegal. It's also disrespectful of areas that are suffering more than we are from the drought. No reason to kindle jealousy!

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