Matt Weiser is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., who specializes in water and flood control issues. His work has appeared in Sierra, Grist.org, National Geographic, Salon, and High Country News, among others. He is managing editor of WaterDeeply.org, a new-media organization focused on covering the California drought and the state’s water issues.
New York City drew the reservoir down to an unprecedented level last winter — but only because forecasting told city official that it would soon be able to refill with an unprecedented amount of snowmelt.
Some plants do better at responding to drought the second time around. Scientists want to figure out how they "remember" — and if there's something we can do for other types of plants to give them a similar benefit.