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The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby pstarr » Mon 24 Apr 2017, 13:20:31

It's still raining in droughty California. Damn southern-highbush blueberries won't ripen. I only have a half-dozen artichokes. Should have way more!

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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 04 May 2017, 14:45:30

Florida drought escalates to “extreme” level

http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.c ... eme-level/
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby vox_mundi » Mon 22 May 2017, 18:00:19

South Africa's Western Cape declares drought disaster

South Africa's Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years.

Provincial leader Helen Zille said water will be harvested by drilling boreholes to serve key points like hospitals in Cape Town.

She also announced plans to use a mobile desalination plant and tap the natural aquifer under Cape Town's Table Mountain.

She also referred to desalination plants as being hailed as a possible alternative, but said there was no way it could be built to scale quickly enough to compensate for such a drought.

Residents have also been urged not to use no more than 100 litres (22 gallons) of water a day.

Southern African nations are reeling from a two-year drought.

Two reservoirs in the Western Cape region are already completely dry according to official statistics.

By Friday the dam levels were already at 21, 6% down from 70% in 2015 at the start of water restrictions. Kaiser said on the brink of winter when heavier rains are expected, meteorologists now warn this winter will be as dry as the previous two.

“Nothing can be taken for granted anymore,” she said and invited delegates to use water sparingly during their stay in the city.

The Karoo and West Coast areas of the Western Cape previously declared drought disasters in 2016, but Monday's announcement extends the scope of those emergency measures to the entire province, the AFP news agency reports.

The UN estimates that over 40 million people have been affected by the drought that was caused by the El Nino climate phenomenon.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby onlooker » Wed 24 May 2017, 07:33:52

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 79016.html
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+++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 29 May 2017, 09:44:13

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40002770

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South Africa's Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years.
Provincial leader Helen Zille said water will be harvested by drilling boreholes to serve key points like hospitals in Cape Town.
The alert will last for three months but could be extended if the crisis persists, she said in a statement.
Southern African nations are reeling from a two-year drought.
The UN estimates that over 40 million people have been affected by the drought that was caused by the El Nino climate phenomenon.

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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Mon 29 May 2017, 14:02:05

"...as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years." So it had even worse droughts before AGW generated climate change would have been a factor?
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby pstarr » Mon 29 May 2017, 16:39:16

I wonder if the dreaded South African mega drought desaster is anything like the dreaded California drought desaster lol
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby dissident » Mon 29 May 2017, 19:28:34

pstarr wrote:I wonder if the dreaded South African mega drought desaster is anything like the dreaded California drought desaster lol
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If you were paying attention instead of laughing it off like some troll, the frequency of 1000 year and 100 year events has been shrinking so that they are now 100 year and 10 year events. Don't assume California is not going to see a similar drought until decades and centuries in the future.
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby pstarr » Mon 29 May 2017, 19:35:56

The recent Cal drought lasted 3-4 years, with record rains before and record rains after. (This year was a douzy). How many of those previous 100 year-CO2-anthropomorphic droughts could have been recorded since the industrial age and the rise of CO2? Two does not make a trend.
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 29 May 2017, 22:17:43

Dont feed the ignorant its hopeless.

German migrants are coming home because their farms in SA ARE NOW A DESERT.

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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby kiwichick » Mon 29 May 2017, 23:43:15

@ mbs..........+1

It is not hard to see something similar happening in Australia, for example, as in many inland areas of Australia , Queensland, NSW, the North West corner of Vic, S.A. and the South West of W.A., the crops, particularly grains, are entirely dependent on seasonal rain, in Queensland it's the monsoon's and in the southern states it's winter/spring rainfall that's critical.

Most of them are also temperature sensitive, so that even a run of 3 or 4 days with extreme temps can significantly impact on the yield, especially if combined with low rainfall.
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Tue 30 May 2017, 00:55:33

kiwichick wrote:@ mbs..........+1

It is not hard to see something similar happening in Australia, for example, as in many inland areas of Australia , Queensland, NSW, the North West corner of Vic, S.A. and the South West of W.A., the crops, particularly grains, are entirely dependent on seasonal rain, in Queensland it's the monsoon's and in the southern states it's winter/spring rainfall that's critical.

Most of them are also temperature sensitive, so that even a run of 3 or 4 days with extreme temps can significantly impact on the yield, especially if combined with low rainfall.


Correct and when it rains one day in ten or fifty years in the Kalahary dersert or Namib the flowers are exploding but its still a desert

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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 01 Jun 2017, 11:22:14

Cape Town cuts back to survive 'stubborn' drought
Authorities call on residents of South African city to limit showers to two minutes and flush toilets only if necessary.

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Local authorities have declared Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape province a disaster area, with less than 10 percent of usable water left in the dams supplying the region.

"Dam levels are at 9.7 percent. #ThinkWaterCT and use below 100 litres per person, per day," the government said on its official Twitter account on Tuesday....
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/c ... 58563.html
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Re: +++The South African mega drought desaster+++

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 07 Jun 2017, 21:44:43

One upside of the otherwise horrific deadly storm that that just hit down there is that it brought some much needed rain:

Eight killed as drought ends


The storm comes two weeks after the region declared a drought disaster.
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It is the worst winter storm for 30 years, according to the South African Weather Service, while local media have dubbed it "the mother of all storms".
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In May, the Western Cape province declared a drought disaster after two reservoirs had completely dried up. It was said to have been the region's worst drought in more than a century.

Several other southern African nations were also affected by the two-year drought, which was caused by the El Nino climate phenomenon.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40185177

By the way, this--and versions far, far more intense on both sides of the equation--is exactly what is predicted to happen in more and more regions as GW really takes hold--desicating droughts that last years followed by deadly, torrential rains.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 07 Jun 2017, 21:58:29

Florida drought still 'extreme' (second to highest category in the scale).

Drought now spreading into the Dakotas, with a surrounding 'abnormally dry' area that extends into the northwest corner of my state, Minnesota.

Gotta get up early in the morning tomorrow to water my garden! :)
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 08 Jun 2017, 07:49:57

New weekly map just came out.

Florida got some relief, but the drought in the Dakotas and beyond has deepened and spread.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
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+++Germany 2017 Extreme Drought+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Fri 09 Jun 2017, 05:10:39

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http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=37937

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In my region water emergency is in place our groundwater is sinking rapidly and our own water well is dead since 2016 :!:

Germany 2017 rain deficit up to 60%

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Re: +++Germany 2017 Extreme Drought+++

Unread postby dissident » Fri 09 Jun 2017, 20:00:36

Expect the frequency and intensity of such events to increase around the globe. (Together with deluge rain events). Idiots who think we will adapt have no clue what is happening.
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Re: +++Germany 2017 Extreme Drought+++

Unread postby pstarr » Fri 09 Jun 2017, 22:52:01

dissident wrote:Expect the frequency and intensity of such events to increase around the globe. (Together with deluge rain events). Idiots who think we will adapt have no clue what is happening.

Who you calling an idiot, huh?

We adapted here in sunny/rainy california. Just fine. I just might revisit your previous hysterical scary posts re the Greatest Most-Deadly California Super-Duper UberDrought and find the same insulting, pointless/worthless, hysterical, mean bullying comments . . . and they all came to ought. As well.

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Re: +++Germany 2017 Extreme Drought+++

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 12 Jun 2017, 01:35:05

@pstarr

Idiot = Idiot <=> 0=0

This identity holds :!: :idea:

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