The following water usage story from the San Diego newspaper today was eery, like a headline from the future appearing early:
Officials offer dire warning on water usage
by Elena Gaona
February 9, 2005
SAN MARCOS — The district that supplies water for much of San Marcos and parts of Carlsbad, Escondido and Vista says it will run out of water tomorrow night or by Saturday unless residents conserve as they have been asked to do.
“It’s not good, it’s just not good,” said Bill Rucker, general manager of the Vallecitos Water District.
Rucker said that if residents don’t cease all outdoor water use immediately — mainly irrigation of lawns — he predicts up to 80,000 people could be affected, without water for even indoor use for five or six days …