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Rain barrels are containers designed to trap and store rainwater. They can be huge, complex systems that use pumps and linked barrels for storage, or single plastic or wooden drums that catch rainwater swirling along roof gutters and out of downspouts. Harvesting rainwater makes good sense. It doesn’t contain the dissolved minerals and salts typically […]

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In many places stream flows have been low. Couple that with seasonal dryness, the possibility of abnormal warmth and a poor snowpack, and this summer the drought will persist and increase across the West and Pacific Northwest. Even if you don’t live in a state dealing with high drought levels, you may very well be […]

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