Skip to comments.The Drought Goes From Bad To Catastrophic
Posted on 08/02/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT by blam
As we previously commented, when scientists start using phrases such as "the worst drought" and "as bad as you can imagine" to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. However, in recent weeks the dreadful situation in California has gone from bad to catastrophic as the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that more than half of the state is now in experiencing 'exceptional' drought, the most severe category available. And most of the state 81% currently has one of the two most intense levels of drought.
As WaPo reports,
While Californias problems are particularly severe, that state is not alone in experiencing significant drought right now. There are wide swaths of moderate to severe drought stretching from Oregon to Texas, with problems impacting numerous states west of the Mississippi River.
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Our pond is about gone. Now has a film of algae over it. Mr. Mercat says it will come back. It used to be the jewel of our farm and we swam in it all the time. Now I wouldn’t put a toe in it.
In Elijah the prophet’s time, God was displeased with Israel’s worship of other gods, so He withheld rain from their land for seven years. God still controls the weather and the idea that we do is a sin against His sovereignty.
It’s a dry heat.
Anybody who can figure out how to desalinate sea water and distribute it to parched areas in a profitable manner will be the next Bill Gates.
Now, could I please see the map of the U.S. showing those areas which have received above-average levels of rainfall?
That makes for more-balanced reporting.
Hell, the rights-of-way are already there....just need to convince Moonbeam to ditch the dream of a Choo-choo and reallocate the funds.
...who can do that without having "environmentalists" and "global-warming" believers picketing and pushing through legislation prohibiting it because, e.g., the endangered "Yellow-Bellied Brine Shrimp" might be adversely affected by it.
The stupid idiots have all the water than need along their coastline. You could put a large desalination plant every 50 miles or so and produce 4,224,000,000 (4.224 billion) gallons of drinking water a day. With the added bonus of producing 41,600 megawatts of electricity, 100s of thousand of jobs building and staffing plants, etc...
My already wet Mobile has an above average for the year.
The 10 rainiest cities in the U.S. by amount of annual rainfall include:
Mobile, Ala.: 67 inches average annual rainfall; 59 average annual rainy days
Pensacola, Fla.: 65 inches average annual rainfall; 56 average annual rainy days
New Orleans, La.: 64 inches average annual rainfall; 59 average annual rainy days
West Palm Beach, Fla.: 63 inches average annual rainfall; 58 average annual rainy days
Lafayette, La.: 62 inches average annual rainfall; 55 average annual rainy days
Baton Rouge, La.: 62 inches average annual rainfall; 56 average annual rainy days
Miami, Fla.: 62 inches average annual rainfall; 57 average annual rainy days
Port Arthur, Texas: 61 inches average annual rainfall; 51 average annual rainy days
Tallahassee, Fla.: 61 inches average annual rainfall; 56 average annual rainy days
Lake Charles, La.: 58 inches average annual rainfall; 50 average annual rainy days
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Lest we forget or be misguided by media hype, much of California is a desert.
The reason it is a desert is because of prolonged, read centuries, of drought. The current situation is a reversion to the mean and is usual rather than unusual.
The unusual situation is human over population attempting to persist over extended time in the desert
It’s a freaking dessert, it’s supposed to be dry!
Until Californians kick Democrats to the curb, they’re going to suffer. At least when I was young in LA (Southern CA, I mean), it was still Republican. And it was a nice place to live, too.
“Its a dry heat.”
Yeah, they always say that while trying to sell someone on living in a dessert.
My reply...So is a freaking pizza oven!