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originally posted by: ANNED
"There is no drought"
What the calif government calls drought is the normal weather for calif. 4 to 6 wet years then periods of dryer that last 10 to 20 years.
Any above that is above normal rainfalls.
Then you throw in a few super rain years of El Nino every 10 to 15 years. this was NOT a good El Nino and you only get a good El Nino about every 3 for 4 El Nino's.
Where i live in the Calif desert the big rains are not El Nino's but are southwestern monsoons and pacific hurricanes that come up the calif gulf.
originally posted by: knoxie
a reply to: ANNED
not according to the university of Colorado teacher I was chatting with. it's world wide and it's not good.
and, this particular climatologist does NOT believe climate change is man made.
I hope if trump is elected he doesn't do something drastic with the management of water in CA. that would be scary : /
This is incredible. Scientists have found an underground water reserve in Kenya so large that it could meet the entire country's water needs for the next 70 years. Using satellite, radar and geological technology, scientists found an aquifer—an underground layer of water-bearing material—that contains 200 billion cubic meters of fresh water.
By Andy Coghlan A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The finding could help explain where Earth’s seas came from. The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth’s surface and its core. The huge size of the reservoir throws new light on the origin of Earth’s water. Some geologists think water arrived in comets as they struck the planet, but the new discovery supports an alternative idea that the oceans gradually oozed out of the interior of the early Earth. “It’s good evidence the Earth’s water came from within,” says Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The hidden water could also act as a buffer for the oceans on the surface, explaining why they have stayed the same size for millions of years.
Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath the oceans kilometres out to sea, providing new opportunities to stave off a looming global water crisis.
Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath the oceans kilometers out to sea, providing new opportunities to stave off a looming global water crisis. A new study reveals that an estimated half a million cubic kilometers of low-salinity water are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world.
Once a pool is full, that's pretty much it. Once a fountain is full, that's pretty much it. They do, of course, experience evaporation but a few hundred millions of gallons? Over what time period?
But most of their water issues stem from the few hundred million gallons of water that is wasted on things like pools and fountains.
The Colorado never emptied into the Pacific Ocean.
It's sad the Colorado river has not emptied into the pacific ocean in like a decade. It's all used up...
originally posted by: JAY1980
I see they normal crew here bashing Trump without any real foresight into the matters at hand. Like usual I won't engage any of you further than this post because debating people here has become overly repetitive. All I see is another case of Trump talking over peoples heads.
Heavy rains in March and a plentiful snowpack had raised hopes for farmers denied their usual allotments of inexpensive federal water by the four-year drought. Bureau officials had just dumped thousands of cubic feet of water from the Shasta Reservoir, the state's biggest, because it was in danger of overflowing from early snowmelt.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: neo96
Yeah man. I live here. I'm aware of the conditions here.
One big rain and snow pack isn't going to solve our problem guy. I explained all about that earlier in the thread and am not about to do it again. But basically a major part of our water problem has to do with what we've already pumped out of the ground decade after decade that we can't just refill with a few heavy rains.
Some good rain and snow is great but only for that year, if that long. This is a problem that isn't solved that easy.
They don't own the water under their land?
Stop the agriculture corporations from drilling into the aquifer right in their orchards. Hard to spot, they do it secretly, disguising it, but there should be enormous fines when caught.
In most areas of California, overlying land owners may extract percolating ground water and put it to beneficial use without approval from the State Board or a court. California does not have a permit process for regulation of ground water use. In several basins, however, groundwater use is subject to regulation in accordance with court decrees adjudicating the ground water rights within the basins.