California Drought Deepens

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  1. nredfor88

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    Build dams.
     
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  3. REO6205

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    Good idea but in a drought year, or a series of them like we've had, they wouldn't help much.
     
  4. nredfor88

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    I guess, much is open to interpretation. Water going into the ocean is water lost.
     
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    Very true. Building new dams in California would be a long and arduous process. The tree huggers have learned how to use the courts to stop anything they don't want to happen.
    We'll see how far this off shore windmill project goes. I haven't seen any numbers yet but I can believe the cost of an off shore tower as opposed to a land based tower would get everybody's attention.
     
  6. Diesel Dave

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    Took plenty of loads to there. Miscellaneous of everything through the time it was being built.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Not much water, no snowpack, no water.
     
  8. nredfor88

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    Estimates vary, but California has dumped billions of gallons of water into the ocean over the years. Harnessing water by using dams and other collection, used with other water saving measures, could go a long way to resolving the problem. IMO, there is no need to harm farming. Water is a political problem in California, more so than a technical problem, for the most part. But water shortages help sell a particular narrative, so there are incentives to not fix the issue.
     
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    Same here in Southern Nevada. Colorado river supplies the water and that water comes from melting snow in the Rocky Mountains. Very little snow this year, so it's going to be bad this summer for water.
     
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    Water is a business in California. A guy that I went to school with is a lawyer and his entire practice has to do with water issues. It's not a small practice either. Him, a couple of partners, a dozen or so associates, and whole bunches of para legals and secretaries stay on the jump every day.
    I used him when one of my neighbors decided that he was entitled to increase his water allotment by taking part of mine. He was upstream from me on the supply ditch and he thought that meant he got his water first. He moved up here from San Francisco and didn't understand the concept of water rights.
    Logic and reason didn't work so the dummy sued me. He lost. He's since sold out and moved to some city in Arizona.
     
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