posted on Jun, 7 2018 @ 03:33 PM
This is the continuing garbage that is California. I'm sure that the almond and grape growers will still get their big tax breaks, even though those
are the crops that use the most water. I'm also sure that Brown will continue to allow the county of Kern to go without any water. In case any of you
don't know this fact all of the water that is stored up in Kern County goes to farmers and LA County, while the people who live in Kern County are
either under server water restrictions or just don't have any water at all. They can't even get dig a well since either what water they can get is
contaminated or owned by somebody.
A couple things that need to be cleared up:
LG makes a front loading clothes washer that only uses 5 gallons of water per use. I have one because it also is energy efficient.
Some areas of California still make illegal to collect rain water, though most do allow it, it's up to the home owner to put the system in place, and
most districts don't offer tax credits for doing this.
If you farm Almonds or operate a wine vineard you get a fat tax break. These crops are very water intencive crops, but it's a way for the farmers that
have grandfathered in water rites to drain out rivers so others can't use the water.
Kern County: Look I can't even begin to explain the situation going on here without going off the track. So here read up on whats been going on there
Let's start you all by having a look at the "possitive" governmental action
Kern Water Bank Athority
NPR interview that gives a
brief overview of the situation
This linkl talks about a documentary
that goes over the crisis really well
When I left California in the 1990's these water restrictions were beginning to really hurt the average person and not just the small farms. When the
drought hit them a few years back, they just became nuts with their rules of water use. These new rules are just more of the same. People who have the
access to political power are completely exempt from any of these rules, and regular people get hammered hard by fines and fees (or extortion as the
way that some of the districts compile fees)
All this boils down to is that the elected officials in Sacramento figured out that if people think that there is a crisis, they will be more willing
to give up a lot without questioning anything. People are beginning to realize that they are being blindsided by new corruptions, and are pushing
back. We saw this during the fake energy crisis of the ENRON days where people put up with rolling brownouts. That is until people started to look at
how much power was available vs that amount being used. That was when ENRON started to be exposed. This water crisis is that same thing, but only more
rooted with politics and big farm owners.