Los Angeles County has been seeding storm clouds since the 1950s to help fill up reservoirs to secure the region’s water supply.
And when there were heavy rain storms — or when big wildfires upped the risk of flooding — it would back off.
But the L.A Department of Public Works had not done so since 2002. Until this year.
The LA County Board of Supervisors approved a one-year contract, last year, with the climate modifying company, North American Weather Consultants out of Utah.
And since then, they’ve set up 10 land-based generators in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.