California Drought

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Re: California Drought

Postby surfsteve » Tue May 31, 2016 3:59 pm

surfsteve wrote:While this wouldn't totally solve the problem, it would be a tremendous help.

Trump Implies He Will Use An Executive Order To End The California Drought

Efforts to protect the endangered fish from further decline have focused on limiting or modifying the large-scale pumping activities of state and federal water projects at the southern end of the estuary thereby limiting water available to farming. However, these efforts have not prevented the species from becoming functionally extinct in the wild.

A survey in April 2015 found only one individual delta smelt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_smelt
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Re: California Drought

Postby twister » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:02 pm

Can Seawater Fix California’s Drought?
Lots of options, but none of them are inexpensive. What's a drought-stricken state to do?
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Re: California Drought

Postby sandman » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:06 pm

Ski resorts hope early snowfall brings strong ski season
Early snow doesn't necessarily translate to a lot of snow, but we can keep our fingers crossed.
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Re: California Drought

Postby panamint_patty » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:42 am

California trees dying at 'unprecedented' rate
Harsh reality: Trees need water to survive.
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Re: California Drought

Postby twister » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:01 am

Wrightwood Is Already Having A White Chrismtas
Snow down in the Wrightwood area is good news. Hopefully it will be resupplied in weeks to come, but not too much at a time.
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Re: California Drought

Postby panamint_patty » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:42 pm

California, Nevada pounded by floods, mudslides
This is some serious precipitation! The drought may not officially be over, but a few more storms like this and we'll have a year way above normal! Unfortunately, the historic "Tunnel Tree" fell during this latest storm.
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Re: California Drought

Postby tronagirl » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:26 am

Drought over? Even if this is a year with record rainfall they'll still insist that the drought is still on. It will take three above average years in a row before they'll admit that the drought is over. They may loosen water restrictions after a good year, but they won't lift them until the drought is long gone.
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Re: California Drought

Postby surfsteve » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:09 am

The drought wont be over till Obama leaves office!
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Re: California Drought

Postby Sparky of SoCal » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:28 am

If we look further than our porch we see it will take years to fill the reservoirs to get close to pre drought levels. It took 17 years to fill Lake Powell alone and all the reservoirs are at record levels. If what we see at present time is a spike and we go back waterless years it gets worse.
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Re: California Drought

Postby surfsteve » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:53 am

Sparky. Yes we have a drought but it's being intensified by environmental regulations. I realize all of the effects from the drought are not over and will take years of rain to solve. I was actually referring to Donald Trump's promise to help alleviate the effects due to California insanely dumping half it's fresh water directly out to sea in a feeble attempt to protect a few Delta Smelt over the welfare of millions of human beings.



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