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Massive California aquifer collapse due to extreme ground water depletion

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posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: NOrrTH

originally posted by: dreamingawake
Columbia river seriously? The snow packs that feed that river were very low this year. States up here are already under a drought watch.



Compare that to last year when the snowpack for the Lower Yakima was at 113 percent of normal.

No snowpack this year means no melting snow to replenish rivers and streams.

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The Columbia River is the answer to California's water problems for the long term. It is an enormous river and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. All they need to do is have the intake close to the mouth (Oregon says they have no problem with that) and yes, pipe it to Lake Shasta.


Pumping the water away may make the region dry faster despite it's size. A pipeline from the river was proposed around 2009 or so to help out California. It also reflected many challenges. Haven't heard much of it as lately, do you have any sources to support it positively? Or other?




posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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originally posted by: blacktie
a reply to: dreamingawake

change is happening all around the country seems like
however when the weather news is on tv it's almost 'always' raining around washington state


That' the media misinfo. The whole of the state's climate isn't the same.

Even on the Western side now days, in some areas, people had to leave their homes due to dried water tables.

Washington drought-free? Don’t let the rain fool you

But across Eastern Washington, many forests are unhealthy, choked with underbrush, at risk of extreme fire and disease, and less able to store snow pack and water. Forest restoration will take on increased importance if, as scientists predict, we begin to experience less snow pack and more rain in the mountains. Healthy, restored forests are much better able to capture and contain the increased rain than forest damaged by overuse or poor conservation practices.
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posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: NOrrTH

It rains in most of the rest of the USA....Why is getting rain a difficult thing for a state? Oh I know, the work it would take to leave tanks in other areas nearby to collect rain would just be overwhelming….

These 'tanks' are the reservoirs. The capacity and number of which aren't growing. The number of dams and reservoirs is fixed and they aren't building any new ones.

The problem has arisen not because there isn't run off from the Sierras anymore, but because the farming is so intense these days the water is grabbed up and never makes it to the reservoirs.

In fact they are taking to tapping aquifers, surely a bad sign for the future of Californias water supply.

Mega farming is causing the drought, not the citizens washing their cars and watering their gardens. They make it sound like that but its cover for the real culprits.

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No one starves if swimming pools are dry or your car doesn't get washed....but I'm pretty sure you like to eat regularly. So if mega farming is the problem...let's all just start fasting...shall we?

edit on 30-6-2015 by Jansy because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: ChiefD
They should do what Australia wound up having to do: Build desalinization plants. It worked there. Why couldn't it work in California?


If for one year they quit with the wars and war toy purchases there would be more than enough water for everybody. But that does not make money for certain groups.



Regards, Iwinder



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: Bramble Iceshimmer




Maybe it's time to close California and resettle the population


No!!! Leave'em right where they are. They screwed up one place already, you wanna turn'em loose on others?



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: Jansy

originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: NOrrTH

It rains in most of the rest of the USA....Why is getting rain a difficult thing for a state? Oh I know, the work it would take to leave tanks in other areas nearby to collect rain would just be overwhelming….

These 'tanks' are the reservoirs. The capacity and number of which aren't growing. The number of dams and reservoirs is fixed and they aren't building any new ones.

The problem has arisen not because there isn't run off from the Sierras anymore, but because the farming is so intense these days the water is grabbed up and never makes it to the reservoirs.

In fact they are taking to tapping aquifers, surely a bad sign for the future of Californias water supply.

Mega farming is causing the drought, not the citizens washing their cars and watering their gardens. They make it sound like that but its cover for the real culprits.

Article


No one starves if swimming pools are dry or your car doesn't get washed....but I'm pretty sure you like to eat regularly. So if mega farming is the problem...let's all just start fasting...shall we?

I don't eat cotton, alfalfa or rice. Water intensive crops are grown in profusion, the product and profit being shipped elsewhere.



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: Chrisfishenstein


it is in constant supply and would be able to cure a lot of these issues....But who am I?

Not Californian, is my guess.

Not intended as an insult, just don't feel like explaining it every time a thread like this comes up.



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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Scientists agree that California will be uninhabitable by the end of the century, likely long before.
a reply to: NOrrTH



posted on Jun, 30 2015 @ 11:41 PM
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Move to Texas.
We have water.



posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 12:53 AM
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Woooo hoooo,
It is raining.
The last time we had rain on July first was at least 45 years ago.
Right now thunderstorms and flash flood warnings for central cal, all the while 100+ degrees during the day.
Hate to say it , but models from the late nineties and early 2000's are being accurately mirrored in the present.




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