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Central California residents rely on bottled water as wells run dry
LA Times ^ | 8-27-14 | Veronica Rocha

Posted on 08/27/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Extreme drought conditions have become so harsh for the Central Valley community of East Porterville, many of its residents dependent on their own wells have run out of water..

Roughly 300 homes have received a three-week supply of bottled water after Tulare County officials discovered their wells had gone dry.

In all, county officials distributed 15,552 1-gallon bottles of water, and have been filling a 2,500-gallon tank with nonpotable water so residents can flush toilets and bathe.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: centralcalifornia; drought; porterville; water

1 posted on 08/27/2014 3:11:09 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

All illegals are “welcome in California”!!!

- Gov. Jerry (idiot, liberal, socialist, moonbeam) Brown


2 posted on 08/27/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

> All illegals are “welcome in California”!!!

- Gov. Jerry (idiot, liberal, socialist, moonbeam) Brown

Beat me to it. Our politicians really are as dumb as they seem aren’t they?


3 posted on 08/27/2014 3:14:15 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Yep, and the idiot heard from me today...and I used the word idiot when I addressed him as well as socialist and a few other choice words...

Felt good, but nothing will come of it, except maybe me being “disappeared” for being a racist xenophobe...


4 posted on 08/27/2014 3:18:56 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Send the bill to L.A

Pick 300 LA Families who oppose building water storage in California and let them drink salt water or go to Trader Joes and buy their own.

Our California County (El Dorado County) is only allowed to keep 1 % of the water that originates here....the rest goes to a few fish and Big City folk (Where most of the California Liberals live)


5 posted on 08/27/2014 3:22:37 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: afraidfortherepublic

#VeryAmericanProblems Whining about dwindling resources while importing millions of illegals who will use even more resources.


6 posted on 08/27/2014 3:24:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Brown has a decision to make: High Speed rail that makes the Feinsteins millions of dollars, or

Desalination plants all along the coast to take the pressure off wells.

Brown will not help Californians. he will make the Feinsteins richer and screw Californians


7 posted on 08/27/2014 3:26:11 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: jcon40
Don't know where your county is, but streamflow is in moderate drought in a chunk of N. Calif and along the coast: http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?r=ca&id=ww_drought Everywhere else is not a big problem. The big problem is the steady draining of reservoirs for no apparent reason (I suspect some sort of Federal requirement).
8 posted on 08/27/2014 3:28:17 PM PDT by palmer (This comment is not approved or cleared by FDA)
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To: realcleanguy
Brown has a decision to make:

As I remember, Jerry Brown's father (Gov. Pat Brown) changed all of the green Freeway signs to Brown at great cost. Or, perhaps I mis-remember. But it was during Pat Brown's "reign" that the change happened. Maybe it had nothing to do with the name, but I was suspicious.

9 posted on 08/27/2014 3:30:57 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tubebender

How’s the water in your neck of the woods?


10 posted on 08/27/2014 3:32:20 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Jerry is not interested in helping the poor and middle class of this state. He only wants to provide cheap labor for the rich, and big returns for his rich Bay area friends and campaign contributors


11 posted on 08/27/2014 3:34:02 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Whata’ ya’ gonna’ do when the well runs dry, Honey?


12 posted on 08/27/2014 3:42:36 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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FReepers, Let's go!
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13 posted on 08/27/2014 3:46:37 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Mine won’t run dry in Wisconsin. That’s what I mean by “it depends on where you live.”

But, the poor folks in California’s Central Valley have a real problem that is made worse by Nancy Pelosi and her ilk. The water belongs to the Central Valley Farmers, bu contract. But Nancy Pelosi is diverting it in favor of fish that will never want to run those dry rivers. Consequently, the big farmers are digging wells for the first time, rather than depending on surface irrigation that was bought and paid for after WWII. The more ground water pumped out by the big farmers for their orchards and other crops, the less water remains for the use of ordinary folks.


14 posted on 08/27/2014 3:48:05 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

That’s liberal logic for you- they think California has too much public water and not enough illegal aliens. I don’t know how any intelligent person could vote for them.


15 posted on 08/27/2014 3:51:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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It will be super awesome when the enviros finally succeed in blowing up Hetch Hetchy


16 posted on 08/27/2014 3:52:07 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: dsrtsage
It will be super awesome when the enviros finally succeed in blowing up Hetch Hetchy...

And it just might happen, too. Just think of it: all that spectacular scenery that is currently covered with water will be revealed to be covered in mud.

Well, I happen to like mud, dang it.

17 posted on 08/27/2014 3:56:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The DOT has published the MUTSET since the yellow stop sign. Cal had to comply with all the color's.
18 posted on 08/27/2014 4:09:53 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wall Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: palmer

El Dorado County goes from South Shore Tahoe to the Sacramento County line

(Around here we refer to Sacramento as Excremento in reference to what comes from the politicians there)

Our snow melt and our streams here are down considerably.

Near by is the site for The Texas Hill Reservoir which our water district has owned the land for over 25 years but can’t build it. We also own the water rights but ....ah can’t build it.

Next county over the Auburn Dam waits to be built.....well probably it’s given up on waiting too.

The only flooding we will see in California is of Illegal Aliens


19 posted on 08/27/2014 4:13:38 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Have a friend in the Valley, near Bakersfield, is relying on wells to continue their potato and other farms.

It’s bad and the valley is being turned into dust bowl in some area and desert in others, in the vain attempt to save some stupid bait fish.


20 posted on 08/27/2014 4:25:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If California brings in a few million more illegals to ‘share’ the water, it’ll create more water: - liberal logic 101...


21 posted on 08/27/2014 7:56:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil. —Thomas Mann)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Calif. Central Valley will soon look like the dust bowl of old.
Course what water they do have needs to go to the survival of the Delta snail darter.


22 posted on 08/28/2014 4:40:42 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: cripplecreek

That and saying that people shouldn’t reproduce and overpopulate the land, yet let people walk in and consume resources, never made much sense to me.


23 posted on 09/02/2014 8:26:52 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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