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Gov. Brown To Officially Declare Drought In California
CBS San Francisco ^ | January 17. 2014 | Matt Bigler

Posted on 01/17/2014 6:13:01 AM PST by MeshugeMikey

v. Jerry Brown said Monday his administration would soon declare an official drought designation for California to help maximize water resources across the state. Meanwhile, local Bay Area communities are already experiencing the effects.

“In many ways it’s a mega-drought; it’s been going on for number of years and then we also have the prospect of global climate change and that can affect us as well,” Brown said.

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: water
they cant not mention "globull warming"

true believers in the first church of global warming fear expulsion..and the contempt of their fellow gaia worshippers if they do not spew global nonsense at every opportunity

1 posted on 01/17/2014 6:13:01 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

The Soviet Union declared a “drought” for something like 60 years. It’s one of the rationalizations to use to explain why their agricultural production never came close to that of the capitalist west.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 6:25:16 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It is an unfortunate sign of the widespread acceptance of and belief in the necessity of government that we have governors declaring the obvious.

Droughts, floods, fires, etc. The TV and print media breathlessly report that ‘the governor has declared XYZ County a disaster area.’ Really? You mean the people watching their homes burn or get buried under mud don’t know what a disaster looks like without Gov. Swellhead telling them?

Frequently, however, the line is accompanied by ‘making XYZ County eligible for disaster relief funds.’ In other words, it’s all about the money - again. But again politicians want praise for stating the obvious and for making taxpayers’ own money available to them. What saints they are.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 6:26:27 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Mwah! Kewel! MJ is so much more potent when grown in a drought.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 6:30:11 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: relictele
The drought is for real. Throughout history, civilizations have fallen when they encountered drought and other conditions that made what they had unsustainable.

I stated this on another thread. While this is going on, CA is close to being majority hispanic. Fires and other conditions are driving what wealth is left out of the state. Meanwhile, DC is running on stupid and might legalize cheap labor invaders staying in the US. If they're legalized, those cheap labor hispanics will be able to legally overwhelm the whole nation when they, too, flee CA.

5 posted on 01/17/2014 6:33:51 AM PST by grania
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To: relictele

follow that Money!

Yes we CA resident have known about this drought for some months now...


6 posted on 01/17/2014 6:34:06 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: Steely Tom

Yes the dangers brought to bear by the common sense drought in California far exceed those of the Rain drought.

The Guvnor isnt about to address that lil problem.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 6:35:47 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: grania

the “hispanic” population is right on track to being the majority here in CA.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 6:37:44 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Well, if he requires every illegal coming over the border to bring a couple of gallons of water with them, there will be no water shortage there in a few weeks.

Free California!!!! Give it back to Mexico!!!


9 posted on 01/17/2014 6:43:25 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: ZULU

In NC, maybe about 8 or 9 years ago, we had a terrible drought. One county had 90 days of water left and in the same breath, the reporter mentioned that the county’s population consisted of about 60% illegal aliens. Hmmmmm......

How much water did that leave for American residents? Not much and if the illegals had been shown the door, that amount would have increased to over 6 months of water FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO PAID FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO BRING THE WATER TO THEM AS WELL AS THE WATER ITSELF.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 7:05:01 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: relictele
It is an unfortunate sign of the widespread acceptance of and belief in the necessity of government that we have governors declaring the obvious.

This is a complex issue, and where governments are involved, Federal, State and/or local, and add homeowner associations, ignorant idiots are ruling our lives mercilessly.

I have been fighting our association (forget moving; not an option) for the better part of a 6 months about a dying lawn that CAN'T thrive under a huge Eucalyptus tree which is on my neighbors yard, 15 inches from my property line. Finally it was topped and trimmed but the problem is sure to repeat in a few years.

With the governor announcing what is probably a multi-year drought, perhaps I need to look into the care and maintenance of Astroturf.
Or look into totally desert plants and landscaping. If the petty homeowner tyrants will allow it. Assuming (rashly, possibly) that they can't fine us for failing to do the impossible.

11 posted on 01/17/2014 7:15:48 AM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Blame people like that bastard Donohue who is head of the US Chamber of Commerce. They want cheap, pliable foreign labor and illegals provide it. I also think there is a religious imperative in his case.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 7:15:53 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Drought? Of common sense? That’s been the case for the last 50 years...


13 posted on 01/17/2014 7:22:26 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
true believers in the first church of global warming fear expulsion..and the contempt of their fellow gaia worshippers if they do not spew global nonsense at every opportunity

Which, if one is an educated adult, is easily dismissed. Talk physics and chemistry to these adult children, and their eyes glaze over, and they become victims of every huckster, e.g. Al Bore...

I just shake my head at the statement, driest year in California history, since that "history" begins in the mid 18th century. No information citizens don't know the distinction with recorded history.

I quit arguing with those people a long time ago, because it's like dancing with a pig.
It's a waste of time, and it annoys the pig.

14 posted on 01/17/2014 7:51:13 AM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The enviros have been yelling “drought” for years in Texas which is the backdrop for more government power grabs. Everytime we have a hard rain or even flooding, the enviros are quick to run to the media and proclaim that we are still under drought conditions.

Back in 2010, we were under such a severe drought that water tables beneath the surface fell causing the ground to sink and make roads very uneven. There is a kernel of truth to it. But the hyperventilating by the enviros will never end because they can institute water restrictions, burn bans, etc. due to drought conditions which they will never let go of.

Californians, beware. But, then again, if you’re still in California after all the other statist crap they’ve pulled, this will be nothing new for you.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 7:53:58 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: OrangeHoof

the droughts run in cycles..they have been for millennia

the politicians....run their mouthes in much the same manner

every time anything occurs wheres there’s money to be made by playing on peoples fears... they’re RIGHT ON IT!

RESTRICTIONS...will soon be announced


16 posted on 01/17/2014 7:59:26 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: publius911

Those whose sole source of “data” is their favorite Disinfotainment TV Network are beyond reaching..

I fully expect there to be a run on bottle water by the end of the weekend.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 8:11:38 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
they cant not mention "globull warming"

Drought correlates with global cooling.

18 posted on 01/17/2014 8:52:12 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Why not instead of a billion dollars on a bullet train, we build 100 da#% desalinization plants up and down the coast?!
71% of Urf (earth) is covered by water, why can we not ‘harvest’ some of it already ?!


19 posted on 01/17/2014 9:36:43 AM PST by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (Z)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s all part and parcel of years of global weather modification that folks continue to ignore.. just a pet theory that the trails in the sky of late don’t refute.

Messing with the jetstreams can be a sobering affair... especially with no ice for your drink.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 9:39:19 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MeshugeMikey

True, droughts do run in cycles and when you mess with the cycles, things change and not necessarily for the better.

The real drought has been in the foresight of state leaders to appropriate funds to build dams and reseroirs, something that has failed to happen here for years and years.

The drought is Deja Vu , remember the Brown years..

If it’s brown
flush it down..

If it’s yellow,
it’s mellow.

Too bad folks hadn’t done the same

in the polling booth last election.

Pass the sunscreen.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 9:42:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MeshugeMikey

40 million people move to what is essentially a desert and then b*tch when the water runs low.

Sunshine is generally inversely proportionate to precipitation.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 9:47:10 AM PST by SargeK
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To: MeshugeMikey

It is a good thing the resevoirs in the Sierra Nevadas are drained uselessly in the the rivers to protect minnows and mudsuckers. Those greedy farmers have been using all that water for far too long. Of course the important people on the coast ans LA will not have to worry about their water. They live right next to the ocean...right?


23 posted on 01/17/2014 9:51:53 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

the bigtime water use..in LA is unimaginable

flying over.....that area...one sees mile after mile of Swimming Pools

they have yet to investigate DESALINIZATION however....dont want to interfere with Mother Gaia’s Ocean..I suspect


24 posted on 01/17/2014 9:57:35 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: SargeK
most people IN CALIFORNIA... dOnt seem to know JACK!!


25 posted on 01/17/2014 9:59:09 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: Organic Panic

The Marin County about to start taking water out of a small lake nearby my neighborhood....to meet the “need for water...


26 posted on 01/17/2014 10:00:31 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981
Why not instead of a billion dollars on a bullet train, we build 100 da#% desalinization plants up and down the coast?! 71% of Urf (earth) is covered by water, why can we not ‘harvest’ some of it already ?!

Exactly. Because more kickbacks are offered for the bullet train, apparently.
27 posted on 01/17/2014 10:02:39 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: MeshugeMikey

And back in the 1970’s, when according to Time magazine we were entering an ice age, California also had a drought.

Too bad cultural memory is so short.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 10:03:55 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty
Most people are too bust watching oprah and or reading the irrational Enquirer...and texting LOLs to know ANYTHING of practical value


29 posted on 01/17/2014 10:05:57 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

does that include “Blue Bayou?” Jerry???


30 posted on 01/17/2014 11:47:56 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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