Editor, Ceres Courier,
I have recently returned from a family camping spot at a local reservoir. New Melones lake is a location we have visited in the past and is one of our area's larger water reserves. So I was a bit speechless when I saw the current water level of this once majestic lake. I have heard much about the current California drought but have not felt affected by it at a personal level. When I turn on a faucet in my house, water comes out as normal. The saying "seeing is believing" is very accurate when it came to this situation because it made me realize how huge of a problem the lack of water is becoming. Many people are blind to the fact that there is only a limited amount of water and without that, there will be many problems not only in the Stanislaus County, or even the United States, but in the world. There are many ways to try to better our usage of water, and people just need to be a little more aware of what they're doing. By taking shorter showers, conserving the excess water we use to wash our dishes, and limiting the amount of water wasted on unnecessary luxuries we can get through this drought.
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