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I'm with you PublicE, I'm up north near the capital (that's Sacramento pheonix358).
I too am disappointed in Obamas decision to not help. Perhaps when he opened the books all he saw was an endless stream of red tape from the environmental groups, he threw his hands up and walked away.
Don't need him, I'm digging your optimism about Californian's stepping up and working this out.
Its nice to get the rain this week but it looks like up here we will still have cities on mandatory water restrictions. SacBee
Here are some picks I took down by the American River.
You can see the water line on the tower.
Looking up stream
Large Salmon Carcass quite a few of these out on the river bottom.
edit on 28-2-2014 by Observationalist because: Added linkedit on 28-2-2014 by Observationalist because: Oops
reply to post by ThePublicEnemyNo1
You know, I agree with you. Especially when I think about 'state of emergency' money given to states to rebuild after a hurricane, tornadoes, etc. In the case of hurricanes especially, the folks rebuilding their summer beach houses... phfff... cry me a river, right???
But a drought that has been years in the making... in an area that supplies so much of our nation's food... it's just reprehensible to me that no one sees THIS is a REAL state of emergency, effecting ALL states. For all those who shrug it off, please remember your food prices will soar as the supply drops.
Now... I think they could start by diverting water away from ALL unnecessary playgrounds (golf courses, etc) in surrounding areas, but that would be a drop in the bucket I am sure. (All those country club types who are ticked off at not getting their exercise on the green can go help out at the orchards, LoL...)
Question: where would the water come from if the Govt had agreed?
Well, I guess there are two choices here.
Obama could do a rain dance to end the drought . or
Obama could talk to God and do a Mosses.
reply to post by Char-Lee
Thank you for bringing populace awareness to a serious issue 👍 Like I said, it's no laughing matter. We in California, are the extreme right now...but what of the future for the planet?
edit on 2/28/14 by ThePublicEnemyNo1 because: Edit
reply to post by ThePublicEnemyNo1
Be thankful that we are at least getting some rain now. Let's just hope that it is enough to pack some snow up there in them hills because that's what really counts as the rain is only a temporary reprieve.
I've noticed that the rainy season and/or snow fall has been coming late here for a while now. I live in the valley but lived in the Sierra Nevada foot hills just a while back and we had snow in April a few times but almost never in Dec. or Jan. which seemed kinda strange to me. But like I said, just be happy that we're getting something now, finally.
I bet if we start shutting down the water wasting Golf Courses which Obama seems to like so much he'd find ways to re-channel some water here. Until then, F**k em. Cali is practically it's own country and we can make it on our own, let the rest of the country grow it's own food for a while and we'll just keep ours to ourselves. Then we'll see how dumb it is to grow food in a desert. Which is a pretty dumb perspective of California to begin with because I've up and down this state many times and I'd hardly call it a desert. It's similar to how many people think that Cali is all beach front and surfers. That is only one small part of it and in no way represents the diversity of this state. But if all you have ever seen or heard of it is from the TV, then what can you expect.