Sometimes things happen that breathe new life into goofy old sayings. The one I have in mind these days is, “You don’t know who’s naked until the tide goes out.”
With water levels at historic lows on Santa Fe and other local rivers, things are being revealed that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.
In the literal sense, this current “low tide” (low water levels) is highlighting the severity of our water crisis. Data stretching back over a century shows that our recent rainfall deficits are nowhere near historic low levels. Local rivers and springs, on the other hand, are at all-time lows.