23 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2014 10:37 PM by anadyr RSS

Dry, wicked dry

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Photo credit NASA/NOAA

 

 

California is in the middle of a prolonged water shortage caused by an exceptional drought, as recent comparative images from NASA/NOAA show.  So if you are coming to California in the near future be prepared for water shortages and restrictions: no water served in restaurants without a lot of arm twisting, dry landscapes (normal in summer, not this time of the year), signs everywhere, including at Marriott's about conservation of water.

 

Just a heads up.

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  • Re: Dry, wicked dry
    iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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    Such a shame and sounds like what we experienced in Texas during the summer months of 2011.  It was absolutely miserable with restrictions for everything.  Maybe some folks will come soon and bring some much needed rain.

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      The golfers might in fact bring the rain Wednesday and Sunday of this week.

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  • Re: Dry, wicked dry
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    anadyr,

     

    The story in the newspaper last week in Phoenix is that the "Colorado River" may dry up!

     

    Not good news!

     

    Hope you get some moisture soon!

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      We have long since mastered the rain dance but the only result has been clouds!

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        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        anadyr,

         

        Good luck for moisture!

         

        It was a most serious issue in Arizona last week, and there will be a lot of problems, if you don't get some rain soon!

         

        Look what happened in Atlanta last week with 2" of snow?

         

        I don't want to think about "Doomesdayer's" but it's a good show, and I know I am NOT prepared!

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          Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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          We are making water but you need to add water to the powder to make it work

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    kroywen Gold 11 Reviews
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    Last week we drove from San Francisco to Palm Springs via Bakersfield.   It was  terribly upsetting to see "brown" everywhere, where there should have been green fertile growing fields.    Over 1/2 of the produce grown in the US comes from that valley!!!    We are in for some really tough times (as the farmers' signs posted along the road stated) if we don't get some water there soon.

    Jay Leno said on his recent show, " NASA is developing ways to make water on the moon -- why don't they do it here in California where WE need it!!"

    We can send out billions in foreign aid, but there's "not enough funds" to build desalination plants in California.    Maybe congress thinks it will be more efficient to construct a pipeline from NY to CA to get rid of some of this everending snow!

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Well said. Much of the runoff of usable water goes to the Ocean to provide the Smelt with a habitat. So which endangered specie are we protecting, I wonder.

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  • Re: Dry, wicked dry
    profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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    They should somehow figure out a way to dump half the snow we're getting in the East (another storm right now, expecting a foot) to the West coast.

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Flush the Keystone XL Pipeline?

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      • Re: Dry, wicked dry
        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        anadyr,

         

        There is no reason we cannot have an "Pipeline" from the Mid-West to the Colorado River/Lake Mead, or onto California!

         

        We have a "Valdez Pipeline" for oil, but we sure could use a "Water pipeline", especially with so much "Flooding" in the Mid-West!

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          californian Platinum 37 Reviews
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          This makes sense and may be a reality soon.

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  • Re: Dry, wicked dry
    ks77 Gold 23 Reviews
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    As some others have mentioned, those of us in NJ would GLADLY give you our snow. We can't get the snow to end and you can't get rain to start...it stinks. I sincerely hope things turn around soon.

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      Agreed KS77!

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    marriottmemberfromla Platinum 51 Reviews
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    Some rain today in LA.  It has been a while.

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    iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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    A nice amount of rain on Thursday and Friday at Pebble Beach and surrounding areas to the north. 

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      anadyr and pluto,

       

      Hope you got plenty of "Much needed rain"!

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      • Re: Dry, wicked dry
        jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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        it was in the paper today in Phoenix that Northern Arizona didn't record even a flake of snow in the entire month of January

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          jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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          jerryl,

           

          There was NO snow even on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!

           

          They are really in trouble if they don't get some moisture soon.

           

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          Normally, this area is covered in snow, this time of year!  Maybe that "Moisture" that's in California with soon be in AZ!

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        pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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        We have been receiving rain in the Central Valley this past week, but sadly it's not nearly enough. Down here in North (San Diego) County, it is sunny and dry.

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          nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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          I sure hope things improve out there soon.  We get a lot of our produce in the midwest from california.

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  • Re: Dry, wicked dry
    shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    I heard on the news today that the drought had been broken this week.  good news!

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Not broken but dented.

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