To see who’s breaking drought rules, turn to this science teacher’s map

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Ben Kuo’s free, publicly available satellite data allows users to view a specific house and see how wet the yard is. A dry lawn might show up orange on the data. A household that’s flouting drought restrictions with lots of damp grass will show up blue. Photo courtesy of Ben Kuo.

Satellite imagery can show whether households are complying with watering rules during the drought. One Ventura County science teacher is ready to hold people accountable.

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