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Low-water garden plants an option in drought-heavy areas

 

Last updated 9/1/2017 at Noon

Low-water garden plants are a smart choice for those who live in areas that often deal with drought. Courtesy and Kim Harris photos

FALLBROOK – Coping with drought is a way of life for many people across North America. The National Climatic Data Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), works cooperatively with Canada and Mexico to monitor climate and drought conditions across the continent.

According to the NOAA, the globally-averaged temperature for 2013 tied as the fourth warmest year since 1880, when record-keeping began. 2013 also marked the 37th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century average. Warm temperatures, when paired with below-average precipi...



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