#TBT Video: How We Handled the Drought in the 1970s

Half hour film describes how Californians coped, circa 1977

by Brian Leubitz

UPDATE: The Legislature just passed the drought relief package:

In a concerted effort to aid California’s drought-stricken communities, the Legislature on Thursday sped a $687 million relief package to Gov. Jerry Brown.

One week after Brown and legislative leaders unveiled the emergency legislation, both houses of the Legislature approved the bill with little resistance. The Assembly passed the bill 65-0, and the Senate sent it to Brown’s desk with only three dissenting votes.(Fresno Bee / Jeremy White)

Now back to your regularly scheduled #TBT.

We’ve been through it all before, and we’ll go through it all again. This is especially true with California’s water. Check out this video, complete with classic fashion:

One thought on “#TBT Video: How We Handled the Drought in the 1970s”

  1. I always remembered, “saving water’s lots of fun, we don’t flush for number one,” and my dad’s favorite was “if it’s yellow, let it mellow;  if it’s brown, flush it down.”  

    Ah, the pre-lowflow plumbing days…

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