Skip to comments.California: "the past century has been among the wettest of the last 7,000 years."
Posted on 01/29/2014 9:07:01 AM PST by Bulwinkle
California drought: Past dry periods have lasted more than 200 years, scientists say
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I stopped counting when I reached 25, that was the amount of whoppers he told last night. The highlight was when he said he wanted to close Gitmo so we dont violate our constitutional principles” then in the same breath says he is going bypass congress when it comes to banning guns.
So in other words, Islamo terrorists get constitutional rights, but not the American citizen.
“I stopped counting when I reached 25, that was the amount of whoppers he told last night.”
So did you take Greg Gutfeld’s suggestion that after every whopper, you were to take a drink?
But it’s UNEQUAL wetness, and we demand equality!
Funny how we now here the XXXX record of the century. Are they talking about the previous 100 years or the 1900’s? Or the 2000’s. If it’s the 2000’s, we’re only 14 years in so it’s easy to break records for this century right now. It just might change in the next 86 years. :>}
P.S. We need some wetness in nw Nevada and it appears that we may get some tomorrow and Friday. WOO HOO! Finally. The mount-ains around Lake Tahoe are pretty much nekkid right now.
One thing we can all agree on.. The ‘Peter Principle’ works.. even in politics
Obama diddles. We all fry.
I took a drive out to the beach one time and where once there was an ocean, now there's nothing but water. We're doomed.
If California is starting another 200-year drought cycle, they’d better get cracking on nuclear delineation plants. Luckily they’re perfectly situated next to a large body of water.
The Bible says this is incorrect. Only about 4000 years ago California was covered by water that reached above the ancient mountains. You can read all about it in Genesis. Years ago I helped find shark teeth (and Indian artifacts) at the top of one of California’s high hills, then known as Shark tooth hill. Fun archeology class.
Global Wetting alert!
Noah would disagree...
Barbara Streisand uses about $2,000.00 worth of tap water a month, to keep up her yard and hot tubs.
The California rich use vast amounts of water in their homes, typically their homes require oversized water pipes for just their showers alone.
Their gas meters and natural gas lines are oversized too.
You are aware I’m joking, aren’t you?
Richard Dana, in Two Years Before the Mast, describes California climate change in the 1830s. It seems that the weather patterns had changed within living memory. Years before he visited, large storms (hurricanes?) would commonly hit California from the south, making anchoring at Los Angeles and Santa Barbara very unwise. By the time he visited, these storms were a distant memory. So climate change is real and does happen, but I doubt the hand of man is the cause.
the natural state of the great souther stretch of the San Joaquin Valley was not suitable for farming - far to dry, but FDR instituted the water distribution and irrigation programs that made large farms possible there, and now, as the climate returns to something more the norm for California - drier, the farms, in competition with residential and commercial users as well as a number of “endangered species”, are presently only getting about 40% of their water allocations
yes, I can agree, the allocations for the “endangered species” should be adjusted equally with everyone else’s adjustments, which they are not, but even that will not solve the long term problem of feeding a business model the natural environment may not be able to sustain
right now, the farmers are pumping more water out of the ground, for irrigation, to augment reduced flow from what the government is allocating to them, and that activity has been increasing subsidence and sink holes
unfortunately, if the current drier trend is what California can expect from nature, then it just may be that the level of farming that the souther San Joaquin Valley has grown to include, might have no solution, other than water being priced so as to cause a reduction in the amount of farming, to some level that is more sustainable without great volatility over a longer term
I do what the weathermen do, I stick my head out the window. If my head gets wet: RAIN. If it doesn't: DRY.
If my head gets cold: COLD; if it doesn't: NOT COLD.
And so on.
I LOVED that book and you are correct, he described California weather.
In the book, which takes place between 1834 and 1836, Dana gives a vivid account of "the life of a common sailor at sea as it really is". He sails from Boston to South America and around Cape Horn to California. Dana's ship was on a voyage to trade goods from the United States for the Mexican colonial Californian California missions' and ranchos' cow hides. They traded at the ports in San Diego Bay, San Pedro Bay, Santa Barbara Channel, Monterey Bay, and San Francisco Bay.
Rain due today in the Bay Area.
Thank God. :-)
We SORTA had rain. It was a drizzle or a mizzle, not like the standard rain.
When I was nine years old I got strept throat and was home from school for six weeks. It was the spring and it RAINED and RAINED and RAINED.
I was in the 4th grade and we had been learning about Noah and his ark. I can remember that I was really WORRIED that the Biblical rain had come to my home city. However, I thought about it and decide that since we lived on such a STEEP hill we were safe.
Thus the nine-year-old mind.
I wish there were more rain. My allergies are KILLING me. I've turned into a pill-popper--Benedryl, any kind of antihistamine I can get my mitts on!
After 12 years of hearings and court. Carlsbad is building a desalinization plant. Will open in 2 years. Capacity will furnish up to 10 percent of San Diego county water.
At the rate the environmentalist string out the approval, the state will dry up before more plants are built.
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