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CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Re: CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Unread postby Tanada » Thu 23 Mar 2017, 06:38:17

hvacman wrote:California averages 24", San Jose averages 14". At Shasta Lake, we average 65" and have had well over 80" so far. We could hit 100" by the time this rain year ends. I don't know how that is % wise, but in any math, it is enough rain to make you want to scream "Uncle! Uncle!" I really, really need to see some sun soon....


IMO it makes very little sense to give a state average rainfall when the geography extends from temperate rain forest climate in the north to arid desert in the south. That is like averaging Georgia and Connecticut and saying on average the summers and winters are both mild.
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Re: CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Unread postby dohboi » Sun 09 Apr 2017, 06:32:44

Well, after five parts of about 25 pages of posts each, I think we can finally put this thread to rest, since the declaration of drought has now been lifted...till the next drought comes along, anyway.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/08/ca ... ught-ends/
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Re: CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Unread postby M_B_S » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 09:07:18

http://grist.org/article/californias-wa ... derground/

WITHOUT A DROUGHT
California’s water troubles didn’t end with the drought — they just went underground

By Mark Grossi on Jul 30, 2017 7:03 am

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During the drought, trillions of gallons of water were pumped without being replaced in the Central Valley, one recent study in Geophysical Research Letters shows. And farmers continue to invest in almond orchards, which cannot be fallowed during dry periods.

Vickie Ortiz, whose well is dry in Fairmead, south of Chowchilla in Madera County, says she respects her farm neighbor. But if her neighbor drills down 1,000 feet for water, it probably will eventually dry up any new, shallower well that she might get.
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There is still a drought "Water War" in CA a underground drill deeper war

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Re: CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Unread postby pstarr » Sun 30 Jul 2017, 11:43:51

So says Vickie Ortiz, a 'respectful' farm neighbor lol
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Re: CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Unread postby dohboi » Mon 04 Dec 2017, 00:33:41

Wildfire season is now year-round in California.

"Potential for the strongest and longest duration Santa Ana event so far this season"

https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status ... 5160990721

thanks to sig at asif for this
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Re: CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 05 Dec 2017, 17:21:15

State of emergency again, this time because of explosive wild fires in Ventura County:

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/1 ... ncreasing/

http://beta.latimes.com/local/lanow/la- ... story.html
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Re: CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Unread postby jedrider » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 14:58:51

Don't leave out Los Angeles County. Even the movie stars are not exempt:

Homes burning in Bel-Air as 150-acre fire closes the 405 Freeway
http://beta.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-brentwood-fire-20171206-story.html

Now, the fires are digging deeper into areas previously thought secure.
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Re: CA Drought Emergency Declared Pt 5

Unread postby jedrider » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 15:05:09

I live in a tree covered area, although I ASSUME it is defensible with some spirited tree downing. However, another degree of warming and I think all bets are off. They would just have to clean sweep the tree line to keep it defensible from wild fire. Other than no rains yet, nice weather we are having!
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