Altered landscape like none in memory

Outlet: The Press Democrat

January 28, 2014

The parched, brown landscape offers visceral proof of what the numbers don’t fully convey: The North Coast is nearly 13 months into the driest stretch of weather in 83 years of record-keeping.

A winter gone awry has altered the landscape like no other season in memory, shaking our confidence that all will be well as it entices us with a string of abnormally warm, dry days.