How YOU can help limit the effects of the drought

          Droughts are caused naturally, so there is nothing humans can do to prevent drought from happening altogether.  Though reducing carbon dioxide emmisions to prevent global warming helps prevent drought caused by man, global warming is not the direct cause of the current drought in California.  So, since drought itself cannot be prevented, society can only  work to limit the effects of the drought.
          To limit the longterm effects of drought, you should work to conserve water in your daily life by taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth, watering your plants at dawn/dusk, and filling your dishwasher and clotheswasher completely before use in order to maximize efficiency.  Also, you can reuse washwater to water plants as another method of saving.  By minimizing the ammount of water you use daily during a drought, you can minimize the effects the drought has.