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Along the coasts of California, a number of plants rely on fires, but in different ways. Some plants like mule’s ear and iris store most of their energy in their roots and underground bulbs. When a fire sweeps past and wipes out everything above the ground, these plants respond to the heat and ash that is rich with nutrients and can be the first plants to sprout back up into the barren landscape. Other plants like ceanothus (a shrub belonging to the buckthorn family), responds to the heat like the sequoia and manzanita, releasing its seeds in response to the fire’s heat. Then you have a shrub called chamise that relies on both the root action and seed release that are responses to a fire.
originally posted by: Ceeker63
I thought the water levels where from underground aquifers, snow melt, rain. Since much of California gets it water from snow melt and aquifers, I would look there for some of the reason of not enough water. Sure overuse is a big problem with not enough water. Blame the social experiment in California. It sure is part of the problem.
I once lived down the street from "The Source" Not "Thee Source, the source for all there is..." but the source like the propaganda that is printed on the labels of Crystal Geyser™ That "source" is a water well on Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park, Ca. (Sonoma County- "Wine Country") The area sits on top of an underground river, this is why Sonoma State University is right down the road. If You also research the dirt in that area You'll find that it mostly "adobe" The mud the Native Peoples used to build their homes that would NOT float away..
It should also be noted that most of the water run-off gets sent to southern Ca. via the California Aqueduct that runs down I-5 from the Ca. Delta which our food is grown, down along I-5 up and over the Grapevine and into Los Angeles County..
How about a desalination plant using water from the Pacific and run it as a "border" and then pump that water to both sides and using turbines You could also generate electricity.. 125' moat
originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: ChesterJohn
I live in a gorgeous part of CA. Thousands of oak trees and other trees, hundreds of vineyards in my county, several citrus, avocado groves, and row crops. And yet we just learned we must cut our water use by 28% instead of the Governors original decree of saving 25% water use.
I don't think your theory rings true here.