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!
I won’t start worrying until the Okies start moving back.
Water ran all the way to the Gulf of Mexico this year. First time since the 70’s.
I’m a native Californian and I’ve lived through droughts. I have never seen Lake Shasta so low. Ever.
Maybe they could use the “bullet” train to ship water from British Columbia??????
Images, what images?
IMAGES ? Since the 1970’s...
No significant new water storage has been built.
Moron California environmentalists want to have existing damns torn down
No plans to build more storage but they want a Bullet train
In the meantime the population has almost doubled since the 1970’s
The real IMAGE is one of stupidity
The real IMAGE is what you get when Democrats hold the purse strings and think they’re planning for the future
No water problem in Nevada. I hear you are building a tunnel that will draw water from to the bottom of Lake Mead.
Yup. Hired some ham-ass engineers from Gaza to help out. We’re gonna pipe the water to the snow making machines around Lake Tahoe. :>}
“Im a native Californian and Ive lived through droughts. I have never seen Lake Shasta so low. Ever.”
The drought will break soon; likely with above normal rains and flooding and mudslides. Maybe even starting this fall.
Statistically it would seem it should be very soon.
I hope so. My daughter lives in the Central Valley and it is dry, dry, dry.
They need a nice, strong El Nino.
So what? They’ve saved the snail darter!
“Isnt this really a mostly government caused drought???”
Are you serious?
While the RATS (and the RINOS) should have been investing in more water storage facilities, Rainfall (and snowfall) has been about 10% of normal for a couple of years. What I take issue with is the “environmentalists” roadblocks to adding these facilities, and indeed even pressing to dismantle impoundment that we already have (it’s for the fish).
“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! “
Right you are I-M! If our agriculture in the Central Valley fails (and unless next year we get some substantial precipitation it’s going to), there won’t be any illegal alien farmworkers to get government-subsidized rides throughout the Valley because the crops they pick won’t be there! But Jerry the Fairy can die happy that he had a “lifelong commitment” to ruling even though, like his idiot father, he never held a real job and didn’t know what he was doing, never!
I should have said “environmentalist caused”....
Try Crossbow on that sage brush.If it survives that,then God must want it there.
Do you mean the Gulf of California? Because the Gulf of Mexico receives water from the Mississippi/Missouri/Ohio/Tennessee riverine system, a VAST amount of fresh water every second.
Remember a few years ago all those greenies were rhapsodizing about “breaching dams” and “restoring wild rivers”? Funny you don’t hear a lot about that lately.
The results of liberal management.
You’re right, my mistake. I don’t think this is a good year to pander to environmentalists wet dreams though.
I know. That’s weird
“I should have said environmentalist caused....”
Yeah, I can see your “confusion,” since the “environmentalists” infest the government, it’s an understandable error! The whole country had better hope we get some precipitation this winter or a lot of the stuff you get from us to eat won’t be there!
“The drought will break soon; likely with above normal rains and flooding and mudslides. Hey, you’re talking about two of our seasons “Flood” and Mudslide!”
What happens when Lake Mead runs dry, when the lowered water tube starts sucking dry? Seriously, have you heard what the plans are?
They usually are
Tahoe has enough water to cover the state of California to a depth of 14½ inches. We have water just not distributed well. Maybe we should have desalinization plants for the coastal population areas.
60 years ago there was no lake at Oroville at all.
Didn't they have some problems at Burning Man due to rain?
Yeah. They had a one day delay due to standing water on the playa. Opened today.