Climate change and yes, drought are big issues here on the mountain as well as elsewhere through the South this summer. What to do about it? You could:
1. Wring your hands
2. Pray for rain
3. Complain to the government about lack of planning
4. Sue a neighboring community or State over water rights
5. Take matters into your own hands and become self-sufficient.
My choices are #2 and #5. I spoke to the South Cumberland Community Association on how individuals and communities can become water self-sustaining. We are doing it with a 7,500 gallon rainwater catchment system.