Worst Drought In The History Of California Is Happening Right Now

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By Michael Snyder, on January 21st, 2014


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The state produces 99 percent of the artichokes grown in the US, 44 percent of asparagus, a fifth of cabbage, two-thirds of carrots, half of bell peppers, 89 percent of cauliflower, 94 percent of broccoli, and 95 percent of celery. Leafy greens? California’s got the market cornered: 90 percent of the leaf lettuce we consume, along with and 83 percent of Romaine lettuce and 83 percent of fresh spinach, come from the big state on the left side of the map. Cali also cranks a third of total fresh tomatoes consumed in the U.S.—and 95 percent of ones destined for cans and other processing purposes.
Well, this news is probably a boon for Mexico as it grows a lot of the same produce! It also would help if some of the state and federal EPA rules on use of water were revised. Instead of “saving” some stupid fish somewhere, why not let the scarce water be used to irrigate fields and farms that produce the food Californians need?

Read more @ The Worst Drought In The History Of California Is Happening Right Now

Oh yeah! Forgot! Let's blame Man for all of this. It can't possibly be a natural occurrence that happens in the area on a regular basis. Let's ignore severe droughts in the 1700s and 1800s – okay? :eusa_think::eusa_think::eusa_think:
 
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If so much water is used up there are no fish, then soon after, there will be no water.

Did that really have to be explained?
 

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I guess the author didn't bother to look at the Californios' history. There have been many times that California was drier than now. It was a constant problem for the Spanish Land Grants.
 

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I guess the author didn't bother to look at the Californios' history. There have been many times that California was drier than now. It was a constant problem for the Spanish Land Grants.
I don't have the source, but this week on the local (SF Bay Area) News it was reported 2013 was the driest year since the middle of the 16th Century. The primary source were tree rings; what source are you using?
 

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I guess the author didn't bother to look at the Californios' history. There have been many times that California was drier than now. It was a constant problem for the Spanish Land Grants.
I think you need to learn to speak and read the English language. "In history" means "in the past few decades." Everyone knows that.
 

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Liberals are a disease and should be dealt with accordingly.. Bring on the expectorant

Can't run the pumps to irrigate the field because of a smelt.. LAMO

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California's Man-Made Drought
The green war against San Joaquin Valley farmers.

California has a new endangered species on its hands in the San Joaquin Valley—farmers. Thanks to environmental regulations designed to protect the likes of the three-inch long delta smelt, one of America's premier agricultural regions is suffering in a drought made worse by federal regulations.

The state's water emergency is unfolding thanks to the latest mishandling of the Endangered Species Act. Last December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued what is known as a "biological opinion" imposing water reductions on the San Joaquin Valley and environs to safeguard the federally protected hypomesus transpacificus, a.k.a., the delta smelt. As a result, tens of billions of gallons of water from mountains east and north of Sacramento have been channelled away from farmers and into the ocean, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of arable land fallow or scorched.

Read the rest here: EPA Regulations Cause Drought in California - WSJ.com
 
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By Michael Snyder, on January 21st, 2014


The article states:
The state produces 99 percent of the artichokes grown in the US, 44 percent of asparagus, a fifth of cabbage, two-thirds of carrots, half of bell peppers, 89 percent of cauliflower, 94 percent of broccoli, and 95 percent of celery. Leafy greens? California’s got the market cornered: 90 percent of the leaf lettuce we consume, along with and 83 percent of Romaine lettuce and 83 percent of fresh spinach, come from the big state on the left side of the map. Cali also cranks a third of total fresh tomatoes consumed in the U.S.—and 95 percent of ones destined for cans and other processing purposes.
Well, this news is probably a boon for Mexico as it grows a lot of the same produce! It also would help if some of the state and federal EPA rules on use of water were revised. Instead of “saving” some stupid fish somewhere, why not let the scarce water be used to irrigate fields and farms that produce the food Californians need?

Read more @ The Worst Drought In The History Of California Is Happening Right Now

Oh yeah! Forgot! Let's blame Man for all of this. It can't possibly be a natural occurrence that happens in the area on a regular basis. Let's ignore severe droughts in the 1700s and 1800s – okay? :eusa_think::eusa_think::eusa_think:
Oh well, the loss of a major agricultural area for a year or two means nothing in a world with 7 billion people, correct? One might look at the affects of drought in the last decade. Seems there have been a lot of them, as well as flood events, often one following the other in the same area. But, nothing to worry about, bury your head in the sand, nothing to see here.
 

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Liberals are a disease and should be dealt with accordingly.. Bring on the expectorant

Can't run the pumps to irrigate the field because of a smelt.. LAMO

-Geaux

California's Man-Made Drought
The green war against San Joaquin Valley farmers.

California has a new endangered species on its hands in the San Joaquin Valley—farmers. Thanks to environmental regulations designed to protect the likes of the three-inch long delta smelt, one of America's premier agricultural regions is suffering in a drought made worse by federal regulations.

The state's water emergency is unfolding thanks to the latest mishandling of the Endangered Species Act. Last December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued what is known as a "biological opinion" imposing water reductions on the San Joaquin Valley and environs to safeguard the federally protected hypomesus transpacificus, a.k.a., the delta smelt. As a result, tens of billions of gallons of water from mountains east and north of Sacramento have been channelled away from farmers and into the ocean, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of arable land fallow or scorched.

Read the rest here: EPA Regulations Cause Drought in California - WSJ.com
"Conservatives" like you are prime candidates for the lunitic bin. Willfully ignorant, stupid, and totally amoral concerning other people.
 

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U.S. Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Year Low And Organic Food Shortages Are Being Reported All Over America

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

If the extreme drought in the western half of the country keeps going, the food supply problems that we are experiencing right now are only going to be the tip of the iceberg. As you will see below, the size of the U.S. cattle herd has dropped to a 61 year low, and organic food shortages are being reported all over the nation. Surprisingly cold weather and increasing demand for organic food have both been a factor, but the biggest threat to the U.S. food supply is the extraordinary drought which has had a relentless grip on the western half of the country. If you check out the U.S. Drought Monitor, you can see that drought conditions currently stretch from California all the way to the heart of Texas. In fact, the worst drought in the history of the state of California is happening right now. And considering the fact that the rest of the nation is extremely dependent on produce grown in California and cattle raised in the western half of the U.S., this should be of great concern to all of us.

read the rest here: U.S. Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Year Low And Organic Food Shortages Are Being Reported All Over America | Zero Hedge
 

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