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"Vegas is going to be in a world of hurt…"
With the latest craze about atmospheric water generators there is absolutely no reason for water 'shortages'.
Hell even Fema has them now.
Blaming Treehuggers for a historic drought, classic.
Let me tell you about some of those treehuggers and what they have achieved.
Blocking the Peripheral Canal. Without the efforts of those you are slamming, Northern California would be facing a huge financial boondoggle that in the rare event it should succeed, would give the Westmorelands Water District and Southern California all of the water from up North.
Many of the corporate farmers in that area have benefited from guaranteed water allotments (and low prices) that have traditionally exceeded their needs. If you think they make as much money from almonds as they do from selling the water back to California at a profit, you would be mistaken. These leeches have become billionaires from this scheme.
Wild and Scenic Rivers: Yup all those nice river canyons that people love to recreate at? They would all be reservoirs.
Do you like to go fishing? Well you can forget about that because without those awful Treehuggers there would be no salmon left in California. How about that nice park you like to take your family to by the river? Forget it they are all gone.
When I hear people blame Treehuggers for things like drought, it makes me crazy. Your average person on the street has no clue just how complicated water is in this State. Every single house, development or mall needs water. To date, I have to give it to the Water Managers of this State for doing a great freaking job managing a complex and constantly changing environment.
If anything blame the Treehuggers for California have any water...... Given the opportunity it would have all been bottled up and sold off by now. Something else the Treehuggers blocked...............
BTW I have a family member that was Deputy Director of CA Dept. of Water Resources for many years. He still works in water and is considered a guru on supply and demand issues. That is in part why I had to respond to your post. You are blaming Treehuggers when you should be blaming those that are not.edit on 2-2-2014 by Mamatus because: Gwammer and speeeeling
Driving back to San Diego through the Central Valley, I saw a ton of signs about the problem. Nearly all of them added in some bold terms to suggest it was those LIBERAL DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS who created the problem, because signs in the central valley appeal to idiots.
reply to post by ANNED
Yet, I live 20 Mins from the OCEAN. Why are we not looking more into , Desalinization of water. It is getting cheaper every year. My gosh. It would be better to invest in Desalinization now than wait till we dry up, oh wait its probably too late unless we get a huge amount of rain soon. Here is a link.
How is that?
It has happened before and will happen again.
The OP begins with "For the first time in its 54-year history....." which makes it sound like this has NOT happened before. What am I missing?
reply to post by Mamatus
Right, which is why I questioned TheLotLizard who said "It has happened before...", because as far as I can tell, the refusal to supply water hasn't happened before, and the severity of the drought hasn't happened before. I don't think saying this "has happened before..." is an accurate characterization and your comments only seem to reinforce this view.
I don't believe this BS at all.
I'm presently 500 ft away from the California Aqueduct.
Flowing three ft. high at fifteen to twenty mph conservatively.
reply to post by TheLotLizard
I would suggest reading the entire thread. It has already been clarified that the 54 years refers to the amount of time the State Water Agency has been an Agency. This drought may well be the worst in 500 years..... A scientist recently looked at tree growth rings and the last time this little water was seen, was the mid 1500's....
Epic is a solid description.