It can be easy to forget about the drought’s impacts on residents of California, especially in the lower elevations. Sure some water restrictions are in place and potentially higher water bills have passed through your mailbox. However, have you had a chance to stop and think above the impacts in the mountains? Specifically the Sierra Nevada mountains?
By now many of you may have heard, read, or even seen the tree mortality first hand. However, have you seen an aerial view? The video above provides users an aerial view of some of the dying trees through various parts of the Sierra Nevada. If you can watch it on a larger screen, it is recommended as smaller screens seem to take away a bit of the size and extent of the drought’s impact. The Sequoia National Forest’s portion is near the middle to end of the video in case you were wondering.