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Californians need to be ready, because if some scientists are right, this drought could be worse than anything the state has experienced in centuries. B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California, Berkeley, has looked at rings of old trees in the state, which helps scientists gauge precipitation levels going back hundreds of years. (Wide tree rings indicate years of substantial growth and therefore healthy rainfall, while narrow rings indicate years of little growth and very dry weather.) She believes that California hasn’t been this dry since 1580, around the time the English privateer Sir Francis Drake first visited the state’s coast
California's rivers and wetlands, and the critical San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem, have suf- freed serious degradation as a result of excessive water diversions. Much of the water taken out of the ecosystem goes to support California's industrial agriculture. Agriculture now uses ap- proximately 80 percent of California's developed water supply, but produces less than 2.5 percent of California's income.
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Seems it's Time to Build Desaltation Plants along the West Coast at the Exspense of the Taxpayers there..........Good Luck with that .