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Department of Geography and Regional
Development, University of Arizona
Southern California Workshop on
Water Conditions and Drought
Ontario CA, Oct. 28, 2008
Records from rain
gages in Southern
back 125 years, at
dry years and
are these records
and the drought
events they contain?
Personally I am done with drought threads. People here want to see a conspiracy behind it so badly they ignore reality. Currently due to the State Water Agency cutting flows to some very serious monied folks (do some research into Paramount Farms and the Westmorelands water district) are putting out a bunch of BS propaganda in an attempt to keep the money rolling.
These Almond "Farmers" get more water every year than they use and they get it cheap due to promised allotments. They then sell it back to California at a tremendous profit.
Ask yourself these two questions. Who profits from a "manufactured" drought? Who profits from Almonds and water?
These questions are easily answered, do the research.
My uncle has been in meetings for three weeks due to this "exaggerated drought" and I can tell you almost first hand that this is the real deal.
This is the last time I try to convince a bunch of ATSers of this truth though as it is simply frustrating to hear BS about something I am more than familiar with. The last Christmas dinner I sat with people at my uncles house that know more about this states water issues than anyone here can hope to know.
Turn off the damn taps, stop washing your cars and watering your lawns and take shorter showers. It ain't that hard to do.
"From this we can conclude that we are experiencing nothing even close to the worst, recent drought in California. Now this leaves me with a few questions"...
Almonds are a major part of the farming portfolio of Beverly Hills billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who own brands such as Wonderful Pistachios, Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice and Halos mandarin oranges. The couple's Paramount Farming Co. has been expanding its almond acreage in Kern and Madera counties to meet growing global demand for the tree nut. It farms 46,000 acres of almond orchards, a space the size of 13 Los Angeles International airports that produces 6% of the state's almonds.
The California rice industry annually produces more than 2 million tons of rice making it the second largest rice growing state in the nation behind Arkansas.
reply to post by pheonix358
First off, Cali hasn't had a serious dry in a while. It's deceptive that way. Secondly, they used to have far more in the way of dams, but the environmentalists have been destroying those as quickly as they can. A lot of water storage has been removed in recent years to restore natural water flow.
Friend of mine sent me this whilst discussing the California water disinformation MSM campaign. Mods please tell me how to correct the info present in this thread if its needed.
Are the aqueducts in California allowing to much water to evaporate with the flood irrigation system?