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California ... About One Year of Water Left

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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 04:17 PM
a reply to: FalcoFan

That is treating a symptom, not the problem.

The drought we are in is the cause of this issue, that is not the fault of people crossing a border.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 04:18 PM
a reply to: Sremmos80

There is plenty of water down in mexico for the illegals to drink.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 04:28 PM

You know ... maybe California shouldn't have gotten so busy destroying all those dams? Maybe they were there for a reason.
a reply to: ketsuko
The dams were constructed to divert flow of water to a centralized locations in order to harness electricity from the increased volume and pressure of water flow.

It was the construction of the dams in the sierras on feeder streams which started the desertification process of the San Joaquin Valley in the first place.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 04:49 PM
a reply to: jtrenthacker

We DO have new de-sal plants in Ca. Cambria, Ca has one that came on line end of last year and others to follow. It just doesn't suit the propaganda of those who benefit from the BIG money maker, climate change/global warming.

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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 04:55 PM
a reply to: mOjOm

The big water user here in Ca is VINEYARDS...

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 05:07 PM

originally posted by: Irishhaf
This should have been addressed years ago, but as usual senators wacky doodle, and psycho wind bag chased boogy men money and power.

Now watch them pull the think of the children (in the cities) card and they will bone the rural areas around the metropolis, to further kick the can down the road...can't upset the voting base.

That's what happened in Florida, I lived in the rural area that Clearwater got its water from. Took us over a decade of lawsuits to get control of the water under us.

During that time I watched farm after ranch go belly up because of those retired Yankee leaches that just had to water their lawns in the middle of a ten year drought sucked the water out from under us.

If you live in the rural areas in California I would start talking to lawyers fast.

Here's my radical hippie greenie solution for a permanent fix for drought prone areas around the world;

Step 1 Find a desert valley with open plains surrounding it location with no / limited ground water and good bedrock that will prevent seepage into existing local groundwater

Step 2 Build a pipleline pumped entirely by windmill energy to bring ocean water in to flood the valley. These pipelines would also be accessible to farmers for their own private desal plants (for irrigation etc) The pipline would need to be a 2 way system to take brine back out into the deep ocean.

Step 3 Build concrete tower solar desal plants on the plains (Water trickles down the concrete and the distilled water catches on glass panes)

Step 4 Pump the water using more windmill powered pumps back into the exising rivers and dams around the area or pipe to city reservoirs. Pumping into existing natural river systems with thus support the existing ecosystems and those (including humans) who depend on it. It is also why pumping seawater inland is helpful - you'l never get people to agree to desal water on the coast and then pump it several hundred miles inland to keep a river flowing because people are simply not willing to pay all that money to keep fish and farmers happy.

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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 06:02 PM
a reply to: StopWhiningAboutIt

The snail darter will have water and the humans will go without.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 06:37 PM
a reply to: jtrenthacker

It's not just California either. Our nation's infrastructure is crumbling all around us but we'd rather spend billions in foreign aid, wars, and the like. Rebuilding our nation should be the number one priority. As a bonus it would create much needed, well paying jobs for years to come.

My thoughts exactly! They can continue to spend trillions of dollars on military equipment, overseas bases and black projects, but that's all worthless when there won't be anything to defend if our economy and infrastructure crumbles.
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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 07:00 PM

originally posted by: ketsuko
You know ... maybe California shouldn't have gotten so busy destroying all those dams? Maybe they were there for a reason.

This is what happens when you build major cities in an arid climate, insist on having lush, green lawns and overpopulate.

If you need water, perhaps you should ask all those super-wealthy movie stars why they still have their nice lawns and green, green golf courses.

They like the lawns and grass because there some strange fungii that grow in the desert which can cause life-long lung problems if inhaled. Farmers do use antiquated irrigation techniques because they have been given water usage permits and if they use less than the amount they were given the previous year, their quota is reduced permanently. So they keep sprinkling that water onto the fields.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 07:29 PM

originally posted by: ketsuko
You know ... maybe California shouldn't have gotten so busy destroying all those dams? Maybe they were there for a reason.

This is what happens when you build major cities in an arid climate, insist on having lush, green lawns and overpopulate.

If you need water, perhaps you should ask all those super-wealthy movie stars why they still have their nice lawns and green, green golf courses.

Most of Californias major cities are from the valley, low lying wetlands. Not the typical stereotype that California is a desert. The coastal forests are actually considered a rain forest fyi. That is why California doesn't have as much water. It all gets dumped pretty much back into the ocean.

Now if you're talking about Southern California past Bakersfield it gets a lot more arid.

How about people enlighten themselves and look up the ARkStorm and you will realize how much water California can accumulate.

People are saying that the drought can be a possible cause of the ARkStorm, and I think that the focus should be more from water conservation and more on improving the California water infrastructure.

It's something that's going to be a whole heck of a lot worse than Katrina if it does happen.

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 08:06 PM
i have a buddy in frsno area he drills wells

theres nows where they are close to being to expensive to drill deeper

and in some places the water is gone

so in some places this will be a big problem

but this is also all out in the farmland ... wonder how there keeping the farms so green

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 03:08 AM
a reply to: markovian

IF they could build a few large water purifying plants that somehow connect to the ocean, they wouldnt have this sort of problem . but they dont have the brains for this kind of operation..

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 03:32 AM
a reply to: alysha.angel

They are actually building some desalination plants now. 13 desalination projects under consideration along the California coast. There is one that is supposed to begin construction in 2018 at a price of $400 million bucks.

Here's what pisses me off though. While $400 million dollars is a pretty big chunk of money this stupid ass High Speed Rail that nobody wants is costing $68 billion. Yes that is BILLION!!!

Like I was saying earlier. Massive corruption and mismanagement of funds!!
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posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 03:36 AM
a reply to: TheLotLizard

The ignorance surrounding California never ceases to amaze me. I bet if you dropped any random person who has never been to California before, in anywhere that isn't the L.A. Area or S.F. they would adamantly say hey were not in california. Especially, if you dropped them in the midst of NorCals gun toting huge belt buckle wearing, bull riding conservatives.

California is huge and spread out. Of course people only think a a very small portion , land mass wise, of California.

BTW Norcal has plenty of water (can't say about central or socal) this is just a bunch of fear mongering.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 03:46 AM

originally posted by: TheLotLizard

originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: FarleyWayne

Uh oh, every state should start making 'no Californians need apply' signs immediately.

Let's hope they don't figure out how to distill water.

California has enough water for at least 5more years. There's no water "crisis" as of yet. No national guard handing out bottles of water downtown. Just low scale water rationing.

The aquifers are not running dry they may have dropped but they are nowhere near running out.

You do realize a good amount of your produce comes from California, relatively easy to grow so it can make it to your table at minimal cost. The low cost is from the water, take it away and YOU are going to feel the repercussions. I don't care if you live on the other side of the country and buy local produce, you'll still feel it from the agricultural businesses having to ship products out west to balance out the demand of produce.

Another part of the water plan isn't even for people, it's for the wildlife, they need to release a specific amount of water for the streams and rivers salmon and fish population. The purpose for the water is not to drink but to save the environment first.

So if I were you I'd think twice before talking down on california. Because you will miss it if it's gone.

It's all built up hype based on truth. California does have plenty of water, it's just that a minimal amount of that water will get to households after most of the water makes it to the fields rivers and streams. Not even including the biggest amounts going to San francisco and the surrounding Bay Area for drinking water.

So if you're going to complain complain at San francisco they own the water not California.

No, no, no. You're dead wrong. California is on the brink of disaster with respect to water. And, yes, the aquifers are dangerously close to running dry.depleted CA aquifers Nothing in that rambling, incoherent comment made any sense, and we are all dumber for having read it. One other thing, if there is such water abundance, why is San Diego doubling down on the country's largest desalination plant?

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 03:52 AM
a reply to: calstorm

I live in Central Cali. and it's dry as hell here. Which is pretty normal actually. I've lived here my whole life and we have always bounced back and forth from dry to eventually a good year or two of rain. But the drought we've been in now has been for a long time. It's not just fear mongering, it's real. It's obvious to everyone who lives here.

The north also sells their water to the south.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 04:08 AM
a reply to: mOjOm

68 Billion? for Bullcrap, seriously what a waste of money .

and yes im concerned about this because im native californian but i moved away back in 97 tho i do have close friends and a daughter who lives there . i was born in lake county im glad that they are building those . as they are needed . they got a few of them in duhbi or however which its spelled . in the mean time we need to pray for rain and snow and lots of it ..

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posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 08:33 AM
a reply to: mOjOm

I remember the 90's in Central California, there were orchards as far as you could see and farms stretched from kings county all the way south to San Luis Obispo and further. I had the the opportunity to visit family there in November and what I say was desolation, with a few farms that were scraping by, and until you've been there you really cant form an opinion.

Remember this particular state used to provide a majority of the produce for the world. It really is a Government caused wasteland, and a prime example of what happens when lobbyists force Government to choose animals (non indigenous ones at that) over humans.

posted on Mar, 14 2015 @ 09:16 AM
I heard the ice in the Andes are beginning to thaw...maybe the west can invade Peru next.

I have no idea how the climate on the westside works but the moment that any rain bearing clouds approach the coast I would be arming the howitzers. Firing percussive shots into a storm or heavy cloud to encourage rain is not the best solution but it's better than sitting around and praying for rain.

posted on Mar, 15 2015 @ 11:13 AM
Yeah, but it's California. Socialist paradise. Can't Obama turn sand into water?

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