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Drought Benefits?
updated: Jul 23, 2014, 7:54 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

I know the drought situation is not good, but what are the benefits that people have noticed because of the dry conditions?

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 COMMENT 538651 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 08:11 PM

I don't shower as often ergo I stink and I don't care! Also my orchid tree likes the once a week watering to the every other day schedule I used to have.

 

 COMMENT 538656 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 08:22 PM

The sun comes up, without any fog blocking it.

 

 COMMENT 538657P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 08:27 PM

No damp pant cuffs!

 

 COMMENT 538658 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 08:33 PM

Uhhhh.....

Uhhhh....

No I really can't think of any.

 

 GIGGLES agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 08:48 PM

How dry I aaaaaaaaaaaaaam.... =O

 

 COMMENT 538664 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 08:49 PM

I put my tools on the roof last December to fix a leak. One, I don't have to retrieve them if they aren't going to get wet and two, no point in fixing something that isn't leaking.

 

 COMMENT 538667 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 08:53 PM

Thd ocean is clear and lovely to swim in.

 

 COMMENT 538670 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 08:55 PM

There are fewer weeds in the yard, but now I spend more time selectively watering what I do want there.

 

 COMMENT 538683P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 11:17 PM

My neighbor quit hosing down his driveway. Some people are finally switching from water intensive plants to more appropriate vegetation for this area. People are questioning Goleta city government about too much development, when we're being told to conserve, because there already isn't enough natural resources. There's lots of good thing happening.

 

 LALALALA agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 04:22 AM

Mosquitos are practically nonexistant, due to no standing water.

 

 COMMENT 538694 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 06:42 AM

Farmland is going fallow so more housing and commercial development can be built here and far away farmers benefit.

The reclaimed water plant might get fixed as well as the desal plant.

 

 COMMENT 538697P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 06:47 AM

The aquamarine color of the water by the reefs at Hollister Ranch is stunning when viewed from a cliff. The clarity of the water is remarkable.

 

 PEARL62 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 07:35 AM

For the first time in my life, I have straight hair. Oh wait, I don't want straight hair. Never mind.

 

 PAGLINSB agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 07:40 AM

Towels and laundry dry fast! Less mildew too.

 

 SWARFMASTER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 07:50 AM

Pros
I don't have to cut dead grass.
Few weeds in the "lawn".
My water bill is a lot lower.

Cons
Ants
More ants
Still more ants now in the house looking for water.

 

 COMMENT 538716 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 08:02 AM

Gold is the new green - lawns, that is! I like the perspective of 'gold' rather than brown. As I pass those owners/renters of gold lawns, I smile:) I badge of respect.

 

 COMMENT 538731 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 08:27 AM

Good time to get rid of dead weeds/lawn and put down mulch/
wood chips/straw instead. Don't be lulled into complacency- rain will come... 694 when I was younger we had a saying: LA go home!

 

 COMMENT 538738 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 08:32 AM

It's now a badge of honor to drive a filthy car, so mine is finally fashionable.

 

 COMMENT 538739 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 08:34 AM

I would say the most good beach days in many summers.

694 The reclaim filter has been demolished and the new one is going up.

 

 COMMENT 538744 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 08:39 AM

And our papayas finally ripened, right in downtown SB. Were they ever delicious!

 

 COMMENT 538746 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 08:43 AM

More fleas for my circus

 

 COMMENT 538750P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 08:50 AM

Let’s have our aviator edhatters post aerials of Cachuma and other dried up/drying up water sources! Visuals give a GOOD picture/sense of the drought reality and hopefully water 'over users' will reconsider every time they turn on a faucet, hose, or allow timed irrigation to go unchecked.

 

 COMMENT 538753P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 08:53 AM

Seems it’s always good to consider how we use ANY resource – I like the mindfulness it’s instilled, and hopefully instilling for those resistant.

 

 ARCHIE agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 09:00 AM

Greater appreciation for fog.

 

 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 09:02 AM

REX, I feel the same, proudly driving my dirty car; a badge of conservation.

 

 COMMENT 538775P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 09:37 AM

Please advise if there's any harm to plants, concrete, the soil as a result of peeing in the back yard. So far, seems it ok.

 

 SBSB agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 10:11 AM

Making dried fruit naturally, with no fancy contraptions.
But my car is a contradiction - fashionably dirty but unfashionably gas-guzzling.

 

 COMMENT 538801 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 10:12 AM

I have noticed a lot of humidity in the air... maybe drought conditions because of no rain, but it is definitely not dry! My frizzy hair can attest to that.

 

 COMMENT 538832 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 10:52 AM

My dishes and dish sponge dry faster, so do the towels in the bathroom. Birds are coming to the birdbath frequently, all different kinds. Appreciation for rain and water. Not having to worry if my car is dirty! Lower water bill. Less mosquitos.

 

 COMMENT 538840 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 11:05 AM

I have hopes of a wet winter if not this year then next year. Plentiful veggies and fruit.

 

 COMMENT 538848 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 11:14 AM

A lot of beneficial pollinators I haven't seen before like hoverflies, are visiting my yard and are really doing a great job.

 

 COMMENT 538992 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-24 02:04 PM

My industrious dog isn't digging holes in my lawn anymore cuz the lawn is gone and he isn't feeling the cactus drought tolerant white pebble thing. There is less mold on the ceiling in the bathroom. My water bill is the lowest it's ever been. The nosy underoccupied tools on my block are too busy water policing each other to notice that I have had the engine from my KW sitting in the driveway for weeks!!

 

 COMMENT 539581 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-25 08:06 PM

I think the most important thing is that people are pulling together once again and thinking of the overall public good.

 

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