Are You a Water Waster?


What exactly is a drought? If you said, “no rainfall,” that’s only half the story. Drought is when an area gets less than its expected amount of rain for several months. But what do droughts have to do with global warming? Well, warmer temperatures have the potential to increase the probability of drought, which in turn heightens the risk of wildfires.

Take the quiz to test your water conservation smarts, then find out if your state is currently in a drought or headed for one by visiting the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Are You a Water Waster?

Turning the tap off when you brush your teeth is one thing, but what else can you do to save H20?


Gary Hamilton looks at the ongoing affects of drought across the country.

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