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Federal water may be cut off from Calif. farms

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posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Federal water may be cut off from Calif. farms


www.msnbc.msn.com

SACRAMENTO - Federal water managers said Friday that they plan to cut off water, at least temporarily, to thousands of California farms as a result of the deepening drought gripping the state.
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posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Man! California just can't catch a break! If the elected officials aren't bickering in deadlock about issues and the illegals aren't breaking the California economy, the state is falling prey to any number of natural disasters, including fires, mudslides, earthquakes and now droughts. I'm starting to feel sorry for legal U.S. residents who live in this state.

www.msnbc.msn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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If California farmers are cut off from water, this will affect MANY more than just them. As for Oregon, I know that much of our fruit and vegetables come from Cali.
-Is it that way in other states too?

Well as far as I can remember from when I lived there many years ago, California is a HUGE agricultural and farming state. Unless, like the waterslide parks, much of the farm land was bulldozed to build homes for the HUGELY growing population?
Really, I lived in the Central Valley, and it was so nice having so many farms to go to for picking your own fresh fruit...

I think that enough bad things have happened to the food supply already, if California farmers take a hit too -- We ALL do.
Remember the midwest floods?

Many are already expecting food shortages this summer.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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This is ridiculous and sounds very manipulative.

I can't help but think - that if California goes under -
the big boys will get the access they have been longing for -
to the coast for drilling purposes.
The only good thing about our present Gov -
is that he doesn't want that to happen.
He has not quite sold out to that degree - yet.

SO - perhpas - they can smoke us out - or change his mind?

The good news is without water - we won't be feeding the fluoride the gov put put back into the water last year -
to the crops that we will feed our children.

This world. We need to get smarter - and we need to do it fast!
Stupid only can sustain itself for so long.

[edit on 20-2-2009 by spinkyboo]



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 06:50 PM
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Sigh. I'm sure they have their reasons.

Let's just destroy significant agricultural production, but sure, keep pumping water for Los Angeles to water their lawns twice a week:


The DWP board also voted unanimously to restrict lawn sprinkler use to two days a week, as urged by the mayor. Outdoor irrigation accounts for 40 percent of residential water use in the city, DWP officials say.

www.msnbc.msn.com...

Oh no, they may have to pay a 'penalty rate' to fill up their pools! In what, by all rights, should be a desert.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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California is way behind in rainfall this year.

The reservoirs are very very low.


The federal water rights from northern California that have been sold to farmers and cities, particularly Southern California Cities, can only supply what is available.

I imagine that the cities have the first priority but I'm not sure.

Water is usually fluoridated by the local communities in which it is used, they don't dump it into the reservoirs.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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There's already a thread about this here, with the same title:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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Today's news


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Friday because of three years of below-average rain and snowfall in California, a step that urges urban water agencies to reduce water use by 20 percent.


news.yahoo.com...

[edit on 27-2-2009 by spinkyboo]



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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re-post.

[edit on 27-2-2009 by spinkyboo]



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 08:31 PM
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The loss in agricultural production will also mean a loss in tax revenues. this will hurt the state even more.

This is a problem that has been in the works for many years because the cities in the state steal water from the rural areas of the state because it is cheap.

They should have developed water distillation and desalination instead of stealing the water from other parts of the state.



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