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Old 10-19-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Worst Case: What if it doesn't rain in CA all winter?

It's already been one of the driest years in history. Farmers are struggling and failing to maintain their crops and herds. Cities that use wells are having water trucked in because their wells have run dry. Above- and below-ground water supplies are dwindling or gone.

California is one of the biggest agricultural sources in the country and world, and has two of the biggest cities in the country. What if it didn't rain, water consumption continued, and the current sources of freshwater were consumed? What do you think would happen?
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:20 PM   #7
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It's already been one of the driest years in history. Farmers are struggling and failing to maintain their crops and herds. Cities that use wells are having water trucked in because their wells have run dry. Above- and below-ground water supplies are dwindling or gone.

California is one of the biggest agricultural sources in the country and world, and has two of the biggest cities in the country. What if it didn't rain, water consumption continued, and the current sources of freshwater were consumed? What do you think would happen?
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People will start to realize that California is a natural desert and stop trying to grow stuff there.
A lot of SoCal is, but that's only about 1/3 of the state. The whole central valley is one huge floodplain for the Sierra. And the entire northern 1/3 of the state is conifer forest.

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Old 10-19-2014, 10:50 PM   #13
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:53 PM   #14
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um yeah it is ....

and for this list... i.just.don't.even..... best weather my ass (enjoy that 85 degrees and 90% humidity year round) and I would rather have earthquakes than hurricanes ... just to start off.
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You left out the fact it's humid as fvck.
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You will build a large desalination plant capable of supplying the entire needs of the state many times over. The government will hike your water rates up some 200%. Once the plant is built, it will rain so much you won't need a desal plant but you be rest assured it was the right thing to do. Your water rates will get hiked up another 200% for good measure and you will pay year after year to keep the white elephant you built maintained
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You will build a large desalination plant capable of supplying the entire needs of the state many times over. The government will hike your water rates up some 200%. Once the plant is built, it will rain so much you won't need a desal plant but you be rest assured it was the right thing to do. Your water rates will get hiked up another 200% for good measure and you will pay year after year to keep the white elephant you built maintained
I wonder if the government would temporarily station an aircraft carrier in a port and act as a desalination plant, delivering water to tanker trucks.
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First off, it won't not rain, our "year without rain" was the result of a never before seen high pressure ridge often called the "ridiculously resilient ridge" or RRR. The existence of that ridge spanned nearly 2 years, and it was that continuous presence during out storm window that really caused a problem. The good news is it's no longer around and shows no signs of reappearing in the immediate future.

If we really kept going with the lack of precip, it would follow like m3inline talked about, we'd follow a similar procedure to what the aussies did with their 7 year drought with the development of excessive water desal plants to minimal effect.


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Hey now, you guys are going in to drought too, just like Seattle. The effects are just less noticeable. Expect a very warm and dry winter in your part of the continent. The good news is that's actually even better for the wine, grapes love to struggle.

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