As a Californian, if I ever hear my kids singing the nursery rhyme “Rain Rain Go Away,” I’ll yell at them to stop and make them listen to a parable or fable about the need for water. Better yet, I’ll show them this gif:

California, the supplier of your favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts, is experiencing one of the worst droughts in 500 years. How bad?  The drought is so bad that Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in January 2014, and all along the highways traffic notification boards say “Severe drought. Conserve water.” Also, the state has implemented water restrictions that affect lawn watering, car washing, hosing down driveways and ornamental fountains and violators are susceptible to a fine of $500/day. Additionally, cities around CA have their own water restrictions in place.

To promote awareness and offer a bit of humor, San Francisco displays these…

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