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California Pot Farms Use 50% More Water than City of San Francisco
Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Chriss W. Street

Posted on 07/23/2014 8:09:34 AM PDT by george76

Scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are warning that streams harboring endangered salmon and steelhead could go dry because of the heavy water consumption by marijuana growers.

During the growing season, California “pot farms” consume 60 million gallons of water a day. That equals 50% more than is consumed by the entire city of San Francisco.

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Two men were arrested were arrested last week at a Santa Cruz County pot farm that state authorities said used diverted stream water and threatened steelhead trout and endangered Central Coast Coho salmon. The raid netted 180 mature marijuana plants from a 6-acre property said California Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan.

An anonymous tip led Fish and Wildlife officials to the sophisticated operation where it is believed that hundreds of thousands of gallons of water had been illegally redirected from the south fork of San Vicente Creek

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Nevada; US: Oregon; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: cannabis; marijuana; pot; potfarms; water; wod
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 8:09:34 AM PDT by george76
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potheads only need munchies ,water blah ,LOL


2 posted on 07/23/2014 8:11:18 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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Industrial potheads, meet the environazis.

Environazis, meet the industrial potheads.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 8:11:46 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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One has to love the fact that California will soon become either a third world country...or if they’re lucky...a below sea level part of the Pacific following the big one.

At least the latter possibility will eliminate the drought problem.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 8:12:07 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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This will be interesting. Two core democrat constituencies in direct conflict. Will pot trump the enviros?


6 posted on 07/23/2014 8:15:30 AM PDT by sphinx
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Every state that embraces the drug culture will become third world. The users will defend their usage to the end while the walls crumble around them. Itsf no use arguing with a blind man over what color the sky is.

BTW - unintended consequences suck don’t they, CA?


7 posted on 07/23/2014 8:15:42 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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> This will be interesting. Two core democrat constituencies in direct conflict. Will pot trump the enviros?

Whatever stuffs the pockets of politicians the most wins...


8 posted on 07/23/2014 8:17:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Da Coyote
Maybe ... just maybe ... SOMEone is going to step back and look at California from afar and realize ... We are SO F'd up ... and that someone will have the cajones and clout to clean the politics and kick out all the gummint agencies and all those "California, here I come" happy songs ring true once again

Those songs and sentiments are only about 70 years old.


Naaahhhhh

9 posted on 07/23/2014 8:22:35 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: molson209

‘potheads only need munchies ,water blah ,LOL”

Apparently you’ve never had cottonmouth. ;)


10 posted on 07/23/2014 8:22:39 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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I heard a story on FOX news last night about a california couple that are being warned by the city about using too much water for irrigation (possible $500 fine), soon after their HOA sent ‘em a letter warning them that if they didn’t keep up their yard and let the turf and plants die the HOA was gonna fine ‘em.

Ya gotta love that. lol


11 posted on 07/23/2014 8:26:06 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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A third world country?
Yah, a third world country that produces twice the agricultural output
as Texas, the next leading agricultural state in the nation. That doesn’t
seem to say much for the rest of the country.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 8:26:30 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Paine in the Neck

that might call for some popcorn...


13 posted on 07/23/2014 8:27:19 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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I heard a story on FOX news last night about a california couple that are being warned by the city about using too much water for irrigation (possible $500 fine), soon after their HOA sent ‘em a letter warning them that if they didn’t keep up their yard and let the turf and plants die the HOA was gonna fine ‘em.

"That ditch is Boss Kean's ditch. And I told him that dirt in it's your dirt. What's your dirt doin' in his ditch?"

14 posted on 07/23/2014 8:28:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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60 million gallons of water per day? Wow.

There are 1100 golf courses in California which require on average 300,000 gallons each. That’s 330,000,000 gallons of water per pay.

Get rid of the gold courses.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 8:31:21 AM PDT by H8Libs
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California golf courses consume more than a third of a billion gallons of water per day. Is your problem with water usage or marijuana? If it’s with water usage, you should be making a post calling for all courses to be shut down.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 8:31:22 AM PDT by H8Libs
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Only water the ones where Baraq is scheduled to play!


17 posted on 07/23/2014 8:33:03 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: dfwgator

Yep, california..........it figures.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 8:35:26 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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(Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects)


19 posted on 07/23/2014 8:39:08 AM PDT by yoe (.)
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KottonMouth Kings


20 posted on 07/23/2014 8:40:05 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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