"Part of the focus of the speech concerned climate change. "A changing climate means that weather related disasters like droughts, wildfires and storm floods are going to be costlier and they're going to be harsher," "
Who is lying?
The democrats have a plan. They’re putting together a meals program for farmers who are put out of work so they don’t starve. Saving the smelt is very important y’know.
Now isn't that interesting? Size of tree rings is caused by water availability, not by temperature. But what about all those narrow tree rings in Siberia?
While rebalancing downward some of the water now given to “environmental interests” (100% of their allocation) and rebalacing upward some of the water now denied to farming interests (in some cases less than 50% of their allocation) will redress SOME of the shortages farmers are experiencing, and while some other measures whould constitute better water planning, California precipitation and water table history versus the current levels of demand for water - population, farming, industry and everythings else - all suggests that California cannot continue to expect to greatly improve the supply vs demand for water from all current water sources.
It can improve things in the good years, but in modern times that has also raised expectations, that become disappointments in continually recurring bad years. And, in the bad years, many resovoirs were not built up as much as hoped in the good years. Demand is exceeding supply.
If California does not start doing things like desalization plants, so as to develop totally new sources of water it should start lowering long-range water expectations.
In addition to lower precipitation in northern and southern California recently, the water from the western side of the Rocky Mountains into the Colorado river basin (which supplies a lot of water to southern California) has also been greatly diminished in recent years. The water level behind Hoover dam is the lowest its been since the dam was built.
“This is the worst 14-year drought period in the last hundred years,” said Larry Wolkoviak, director of the bureau’s Upper Colorado Region.”
NATURAL conditions may revert all of California to a drier norm its has frequently experienced in the past.
They should tap the ocean or expect less.
Communists always use the full might of the State to destroy agriculture.
Moreover, additional storage wouldn't necessarily guarantee supplies in a parched year like this, said Jeffrey Mount, a UC Davis professor emeritus of geology and senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. "Who were you not going to give water to two years ago and last year so that you could plan for this year?" Mount wondered.
They dismiss out of hand the option of storing more water.
The Sierras can store a 5 year supply in the wet years. And we DO get some very, very wet years. Floods of enormous proportions.