California Drought Deepens

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  1. Chinatown

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  3. drvrtech77

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    They have the largest water supply around just to their west.. build Desalination plants is all they need to do
     
  4. JC1971

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    Desalination plants discharge a highly-concentrated brine back into the ocean. Environmentalists consider it a pollutant. You can't win with these people.
     
  5. Chinatown

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    It's going to be a bad year. I had about a 30% reduction in my water allowance for rice. That means we planted about 35% less ground than last year. That's really pretty good considering some of the people with newer water rights or smaller allowances to begin with are losing more than 50%.
    My water allowance for the almond trees will keep them alive for another year and that's about all it will do.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Where do you ship most of the almonds to? I know China is a big importer of almonds.
     
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    In Florida they're working on turning the brine into sodium hydroxide. For industrial usage.
     
  9. REO6205

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    Most of the almonds stay in the US. There are some exported overseas but that's under a marketing order that has all kinds of non-disclosure language in it.
    The rice goes overseas. It's a shirt grain variety that makes good noodles.
     
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    Here in Iowa we use it to enhance the rust & corrosion process on our vehicles .. IDOT uses it faithfully all winter long
    We also use it as a carrier when we spray 28% or 32% preplant for our corn fields
     
  11. Chinatown

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    That's interesting. Arkansas also export rice to China and Georgia export chopsticks to China.
    Easy to understand how a supply chain can be disrupted during conflict.
    Pizza prices are going up because of sanctions on Russia and war in Ukraine. Both countries export wheat and corn to the USA.
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    Chinese bought almond orchards in California. Almonds are always in demand in China because giving almonds to guests or friends is a show of respect.
     
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