I've realized that there is a sort of Orwellian truth to this year's drought. As I pour through all of the data and crunch all of the numbers I find myself completely backed into a corner. I'm actually starting to like the feeling. I sit in meetings where everyone throws out their opinions as to what can be done to prevent a legal train wreck. The basic answer is that there is nothing at all we can do. We are all at the mercy of nature. It certainly makes my job easy. I'm asked to study this or analyze that, but the end answer is always the same. We are screwed. Of course there is frustration that comes along with this. Some people still have glimmers of hope and demand that scenarios be tested, but the end result is always the same. Having no choices/alternatives certainly is liberating. No one can be blamed for violating the rules because there was no way they could have ever been met in a year like this. There's no reason to stress and pull out your hair looking for a solution because there is none. Time to play Nero and fiddle while Rome burns.