California cemeteries dig deep to save water

Read the full post at Grist.

Californians are getting creative to cope with the state’s ongoing extreme drought —  from painting their dead lawns green to witchcraft. One of the latest casualties to the state’s water woes: its cemeteries.

Take the historic Savannah Memorial Park located in urban eastern Los Angeles County. Officials there have started replacing lawns with native plants and more drought-tolerant grasses, and using mulch and trees donated from the city to help retain moisture.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Savannah cemetery officials are trying to curb water use by 60 percent:

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