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17 California communities
running out of water

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/29/2014 4:48:45 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Seventeen rural communities in drought-stricken California are in danger of running out of water within four months, according to a list compiled by state officials. Wells are running dry or reservoirs are nearly empty in some communities. Others have long-running problems that predate the drought. The communities range from the area covered by the tiny Lompico County Water District in Santa Cruz County to the cities of Healdsburg and Cloverdale in Sonoma County, the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/LmgFL2 ) reported Tuesday.Most of the districts, which serve from 39 to 11,000 residents,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/29/2014 4:58:07 PM     (No. 9710670)

It is so dry in California that the Baptists are sprinkling!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/29/2014 5:05:03 PM     (No. 9710676)

Import an invading army of 10 million illegal aliens while utterly refusing to create new water storage capacity while destroying existing capacity and you have the Enviro-Marxist Distopia of California.

All of this is a highly foreseeable consequence except to the loathsome degenerates who run this rotten bankrupt state.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/29/2014 5:05:45 PM     (No. 9710677)

What if the drought goes on for years? They may need a Plan B sooner than they think.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/29/2014 5:06:33 PM     (No. 9710678)

Mendocino County here. So far this season we have had 5 inches of rain. Our normal for the end of January is 40 inches. We´ve lived here for almost 15 years and this is the absolute driest it has ever been. Our previous "dry year" had a total of 50 inches, on average our yearly total is between 70-90 inches.

We´ve got rain today, the first precipitation since December 6th! So far we´ve received an inch, but it already seems to be clearing.

Blessedly, we are in a small valley and we have our own well with water at 26 feet. We have neighbors with their houses up on the top of the ridges that run out water every summer, even in good years. Some are still getting water deliveries. The people down in town have had water use restrictions since before Christmas.

If we don´t get some relief fire season this year will be really bad.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/29/2014 5:25:04 PM     (No. 9710699)

California water use is way over what´s available as supply. Most of it goes for agriculture at bargain prices - but California feeds the country and the world. Or at least we used to.

We obviously need a bunch of desalination plants up the coast. One is in operation, one is under construction, one is in permitting. And if we added ten more it STILL wouldn´t supply all the farms in central valley, especially not at their traditional bargain rates. But at least it would keep the taps in town going through bad years.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 1/29/2014 5:31:18 PM     (No. 9710708)

Any time I was in CA. I found water´s taste dreadful. Just thought I´d share that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jond, 1/29/2014 5:50:05 PM     (No. 9710732)

How will they power the desalination plants #5?

Bicycles?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: STLstudent, 1/29/2014 6:10:52 PM     (No. 9710752)

20 million illegal immigrants should go home. There would be plenty of water. Why don´t you take some cowardly Republican politicians with you?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/29/2014 6:32:13 PM     (No. 9710771)

In essence, at the margin, one would be spraying crops with desalinated water. Does that make any economic sense? Raise the price of water to market levels and see if the farmers convert to drip irrigation. Works in Israel where they have ´made the desert bloom´.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: losgatos, 1/29/2014 6:54:59 PM     (No. 9710790)

Sorry. All the world´s problems can´t be blamed on illegals. This started when Moonbeam diverted No Cal´s water to LA. The first time he was Gov. Since then the dems and the enviro whackos have made the problem even worse.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/29/2014 7:01:49 PM     (No. 9710796)

It isn´t the rain that quenches California but the associated snow in the Cascades that keeps us alive through the arid summers. That slowly-melting snow pack keeps the aquifers full until the summer draw-down and then the precipitation starts anew in the late fall. No rain means no snow and there is virtually NO snow pack this year (satellite comparison photos are available on the web). It´s January and we´re already running low - gonna be real bad come August. The sunny, 80-degree winter sure has been nice, though!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/29/2014 7:23:19 PM     (No. 9710818)

Time to defy the environmentalists and build a desalinization plant with RO polisher/tail plant. Saudi Arabia does it all the time, no problem. Of course, they don´t have an "enlightened" EPA regulating them to death.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/29/2014 10:02:03 PM     (No. 9710964)

Might be the only way to get rid of the pestilence called illegal invaders.

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