On Wednesday, June 5th, Governor Schwarzenegger officially declared that California is in a drought.  He warned that the state may be forced to ration water if conservation efforts did not improve.  The East Bay Municipal Utility District has already made water rationing mandatory.

Here are some Dublin Library books that may be useful for gardening during the drought:

Dryland gardening : plants that survive and thrive in tough conditions / by Jennifer Bennett   635.9525 BENNETT

Plants and landscapes for summer-dry climates of the San Francisco Bay region / by Nora Harlow 635.9525 HARLOW

Waterwise gardening / by Lauren Springer  635.95 SPRINGER,L

For water conservation tips, click on these Web sites:

Livermore – Amador Valley Zone 7 Water District


UC Davis’ California Center for Urban Horticulture

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