Skip to comments.Stunning before and after images of California's drought
Posted on 08/27/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT by EveningStar
California is currently suffering through its worst drought in at least a century, with 82 percent of the state facing "extreme" or "exceptional" drought. The before-and-after photos below offer a visual look at just how staggering the change has been.
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Too many ‘rats producing too much CO2.
I recently flew into the US through LAX, my flight took me from somewhere North of San Francisco South into LAX. I was shocked at the number empty reservoirs and the parched landscape you could see from the air.
And, how will they blame it on Bush?
A rat tax? Really?
Funny how weather changes different areas and business.
Meanwhile the governor is inviting Mexico to move here.
It’s probably a good time to buy a boat. Buy (water level) low, sell high.
He should tell them to bring water.
Isn’t this really a mostly government caused drought???
Part of the problem is the state’s horrific “green” agenda that places greater importance on minnows that humans. But there is more at work here; the entire nation is under God’s curse. Obama is a curse, and we are cursed because our nation has betrayed Israel.
***Cities would suffer but adapt,” he found. But farmers who use some 80 percent of the state’s water wouldn’t fare so well...***
Cities won’t fare so well either. Ag may only account for 3% of California’s GDP, but that 3% translates to a $37+ Billion dollars a year industry. Loss of ag productivity hits the poor the hardest, both in loss of jobs and the health impacts of a limited diet:
“...our state produces a sizable majority of American fruits, vegetables and nuts; 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, 95 percent of garlic, 89 percent of cauliflower, 71 percent of spinach, and 69 percent of carrots and the list goes on and on. A lot of this is due to our soil and climate. No other state, or even a combination of states, can match Californias output per acre.
Lemon yields, for example, are more than 50 percent higher than neighboring states. California spinach yield per acre is 60 percent higher than the national average. Without California, supply of these products in our country and abroad would dip, and in the first few years, a few might be nearly impossible to find. Orchard-based products specifically, such as nuts and some fruits, would take many years to spring back.
Soon, the effect on consumer prices would become attention-grabbing. Rising prices would force Americans to alter their diets...Young people and the poor in America, more than others, eat less fresh fruit when prices rise. “
And yet, they do nothing to bring in new water source but continue to direct water to either LA County or fish in the delta.
Problem isn't the ample produce it produces it's the liberal politicians it puts forth. California is slowly being returned to Mexico.
Easy, they will say it's because of his weather machine, now behave or he'll crank up his earthquake machine.
CA is overrun with ‘rats.
Did you notice all the water that we’re stealing and hoarding here in Nevada? No? That’s cause we’re a little dry here too. Parched? Yup. Except the sage brush somehow finds a way grow profusely. Thinks round-up is a condiment.
Gotta love government resource control.
Probably a minnow downstream or overpopulation or whatever. Drought is moderate across most of Northern California: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?id=ww_drought and severe in a small portion. But most of the news about drought is politicized propaganda including the "Drought Monitor" from University of Nebraska where they have tossed the objective standards and declared extreme drought based on political criteria.
Yeah but, we're going to get a 50 bazillion dollar bullet train built here, Don't know who will actually ride it, but wow!
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