California Drought

Posted by: Acumowchek

California Drought - 01/17/14 07:30 PM

Well, Jerry Brown just made it official.
We have water problems.

The northern Sierra has a snowpack that's only 8% of normal for this date, according to the latest measurements released Thursday from the California Department of Water Resources. The central Sierra is at 16% of normal; the southern Sierra at 22%.
Posted by: steveg

Re: California Drought - 01/17/14 07:46 PM

Time to send the climate deniers on a hike out there with only one straw each.

On top of the obvious potential risks to local people and wildlife, I can see $25 oranges and $12 tomatoes in the supermarkets! eek
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: California Drought - 01/17/14 08:03 PM

I went to Lake Tahoe last weekend, and The American River along Highway 50 is nothing but a trickle.
Sleigh Rides? CLOSED. Snowmobile Rentals? CLOSED. Ski Resorts? Fake snow.
As a matter of fact, it did rain for a couple hours on Saturday, but the temp was too warm, and all it did was melt the snow.
Posted by: steveg

Re: California Drought - 01/17/14 08:23 PM

Suddenly trickle-down economics has a whole new meaning. And not in a good way.
Posted by: DLC

Re: California Drought - 01/17/14 11:26 PM

W Texas is in that situation too. Lubbock only got 12.6" of rain last year. Normal is 18-20"- which is NOT much. They don't grow 'maters or apples, but they do cotton... how about $200 jeans !!? eek

What climate warming ?? oh gosh, thats just due to the brush fires in CA !! crazy