How California Cities Can Capitalize on El Nino’s Rains

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A smart cistern in North Hollywood, part of Los Angeles’ StormCatcher program (via TreePeople)

​The worst of El Nino rains has yet to come. California cities need to capitalize on rains to mitigate water shortages, while preparing for the risk that so much water falling on parched soil could fail to absorb into the groundwater, overwhelm the system and cause flash floods. Here’s a look into how Californian cities and their residents are making the most of the deluge to come.

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