i used to live in southern CA. been through those droughts although none that i remember seem as bad as what parts of your country are going through. first it's kind of nice that it doesn't rain. then it gets aggravating that you have to conserve and stuff dies. then it gets dangerous and you pray for even a little rain.
these are the natural cycles and they end. could be that by next year you'll curse the constant rain! i hope so, for your sake, but remember......you asked for it