California’s severe drought reminds us how precious and
limited water is. We can help by doing
our part to use it wisely. While there
is a lot of talk about building new dams, they cost billions of dollars and
take a decade or more to build. So, new
dams won’t help us with the drought, but they will do more harm to the rivers
we love and we already have more than 1,400 of major dams in the state.
Water conservation and efficiency is cheap or even
free. Friends of the River is working to
advance these solutions to meet our water needs without doing more harm to
rivers. You can help by taking this
drought pledge as a first step.
WHY SAVE RIVERS:
Our rivers need our help. Due to development, dams and water diversions, we have lost:
I have taken the Drought Pledge...please do not build new dams!
Dear [Decision Maker],
I'll do my part to help us get through this severe drought, by taking this pledge to cut my water use by:
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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