My dad planted a 3 foot square patch of zoysia in the front yard back in the early 1980s and from that time it has slowly spread to engulf most of the front yard. Zoysia is a drought-resistant Asian grass. It's turning white now but should snap back when it gets thoroughly watered.
The drought conditions that they're facing in the southwest must be pure hell.
The best thing to happen on Wednesday was that we did NOT hit the predicted high temperature.