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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!

Help! We are going to starve . . . not
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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.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201705180429.html
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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
Yemen is getting the four horsemen of the Apocalypse
Death, Plague, War and Famine
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