Droughts and Heat Waves
Are we taking the drought seriously enough?
Are we taking the drought seriously enough?

To the editor: I got a postcard from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power last week informing me how to conserve electricity during hot summer months. Good to know, despite the absence of an electricity shortage. ("L.A's water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated," Op-Ed, Aug. 19) But for months there's been a barrage of news stories about the severity of the drought statewide and the need for real conservation to avert a crisis, as articulated by everyone from Gov. Jerry Brown on down. And yet, when Patt Morrison asked DWP General Manager Marcie Edwards if consumers need to lower their expectations about water cost and availability,...