Drought relief is here
rain maker

Lucerne, CA

#1 Apr 4, 2014
No matter. The control freaks in Sacramento will still use the opportunity to restrict our lifes and raise taxes even higher.

The leftist democrat philosophy is:
"Never lt a good crisis go to waste."
Jack Doff

Paradise, CA

#2 Apr 6, 2014
We need the government to control our water because the greedy farmers an landowners want to sell it to LA and make a lot of money.

The water belongs to the people of California, not some inbred land rich rice farmer. Just like we need single payer health we also need Sacramento to take control of this water fiasco. Water bank means the rich go to the bank and the rest of us go thirsty!!!
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#3 Apr 7, 2014
If you want to find out what thirsty looks like then just let the idiots in Sacramento control the water.

Politicians did not establish the water infrastructure that the farmers are using today, private enterprise did. If we go back to letting private companies solve problems such as our water shortage by developing more storage or improved deliveries then we actually might solve the problem, help the environment, and create jobs all at the same time. What a concept!
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#4 Apr 7, 2014
Scratch what I just wrote! Someone might make some money along the way and that cannot be allowed even though they would certainly pay taxes here in the state on the income.

Silly me, I forgot about the evil money part of the equation!
Jack Doff

Paradise, CA

#5 Apr 7, 2014
Yaaah Kranky, the most important thing is to make some money. The damage to the river delta and the fish means nothing. The fish don't have any money, maybe if they had some bucks that you could get your greedy bloodstained hands on you might think differently!!!

You are pathetic T-bag trash!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE and the fish!!!
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#6 Apr 9, 2014
Grampa Jack, do you drink when you write under this name? You are especially mean as Mr. Doff but your arguments are a little stronger. Just sayin...
Jack Doff

Paradise, CA

#7 Apr 9, 2014
Kranky, the day is coming when we will finally begin to restore California to its original beauty like when the Native Americans were the only people here. We will remove the dams and levys and the fish will return because nature will once again be the handmaiden to our great valley.

I don't see how you can argue with environmental restoration unless you like things like dirty air and water!
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#8 Apr 10, 2014
Drink some more, your not rational yet!
Anthony

Chico, CA

#9 Apr 10, 2014
Krankenstein wrote:
If you want to find out what thirsty looks like then just let the idiots in Sacramento control the water.
Politicians did not establish the water infrastructure that the farmers are using today, private enterprise did. If we go back to letting private companies solve problems such as our water shortage by developing more storage or improved deliveries then we actually might solve the problem, help the environment, and create jobs all at the same time. What a concept!
There is no water shortage, just unrealistic and irresponsible demands being made of what there is left after draining the Owens Valley dry, pumping water from the Trinity River watershed into the Sacramento River and sucking the ground water from here and there, it's still not enough.
Krankenstein

Yuba City, CA

#10 Apr 10, 2014
Anthony wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no water shortage, just unrealistic and irresponsible demands being made of what there is left after draining the Owens Valley dry, pumping water from the Trinity River watershed into the Sacramento River and sucking the ground water from here and there, it's still not enough.
Actually, the municipal demand in southern California is not the culprit for the situation we are in today with our water supply. It is the increased demand for fresh water releases into the delta throughout the year due to questionable science related to a biological opinion that the bay / delta process commissioned several years ago.

If we want to put more water in the Delta then we need to build another storage north of the delta itself.
FYI

Oroville, CA

#11 Apr 25, 2014
I drive across I-70 periodically between St. Louis and Denver. Something unnerving is happening to the farmland that I pass in Kansas. Sinkholes are opening, only yards from the highway.

The massive Ogallala Aquifer, an ancient underground fresh water lake , is located below 8 states in the High Plains, including Kansas. It stretches, at depths ranging from a few feet to 1000 feet, from Texas to South Dakota, and covers roughly 175,000 square miles. Widely exploited only since the 1940s, it has been depleted at an alarming rate since, almost entirely for farming.

The water in the Ogallala dates back 2 to 6 million years and, like oil, is an ancient and non-renewable resource. As millions of gallons are used annually, the water level declines about 2.7 feet a year. It is replenished at an estimated rate of 1/2 inch per year and has an expected life of only 25 more years.
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/cameron-s...
Local

Lucerne, CA

#12 Apr 26, 2014
FYI wrote:
I drive across I-70 periodically between St. Louis and Denver. Something unnerving is happening to the farmland that I pass in Kansas. Sinkholes are opening, only yards from the highway.
The massive Ogallala Aquifer, an ancient underground fresh water lake , is located below 8 states in the High Plains, including Kansas. It stretches, at depths ranging from a few feet to 1000 feet, from Texas to South Dakota, and covers roughly 175,000 square miles. Widely exploited only since the 1940s, it has been depleted at an alarming rate since, almost entirely for farming.
The water in the Ogallala dates back 2 to 6 million years and, like oil, is an ancient and non-renewable resource. As millions of gallons are used annually, the water level declines about 2.7 feet a year. It is replenished at an estimated rate of 1/2 inch per year and has an expected life of only 25 more years.
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/cameron-s...
Your source is "the smirking chimp"?
Nice.......

Bwahahahahaha
FYI

Oroville, CA

#13 Apr 26, 2014
Currently about 200 feet across and 90 feet deep the sinkhole is north of the town of Wallace, Kansas in an area of the county with little oil, gas, or groundwater. The water-bearing Ogallala Formation that underlies much of western Kansas, and is heavily tapped for irrigation elsewhere, is noticeably thin or absent near the sinkhole.
Dissolution of a 200-foot-thick bed of halite, commonly known as rock salt, that is about 2,000 to 2,200 feet beneath the surface in this area likely led to the formation of these sinkholes as well as the new one," said KGS geologist Lynn Watney.

Following that theory, groundwater penetrating through fractures in overlying layers of Cretaceous chalk slowly dissolved the salt and eventually created a substantial void. When the rock above could no longer sustain the weight, everything from the surface down suddenly collapsed.
http://www.kgs.ku.edu/General/News/2013/caver...
Local

Lucerne, CA

#14 Apr 26, 2014
FYI wrote:
Currently about 200 feet across and 90 feet deep the sinkhole is north of the town of Wallace, Kansas in an area of the county with little oil, gas, or groundwater. The water-bearing Ogallala Formation that underlies much of western Kansas, and is heavily tapped for irrigation elsewhere, is noticeably thin or absent near the sinkhole.
Dissolution of a 200-foot-thick bed of halite, commonly known as rock salt, that is about 2,000 to 2,200 feet beneath the surface in this area likely led to the formation of these sinkholes as well as the new one," said KGS geologist Lynn Watney.
Following that theory, groundwater penetrating through fractures in overlying layers of Cretaceous chalk slowly dissolved the salt and eventually created a substantial void. When the rock above could no longer sustain the weight, everything from the surface down suddenly collapsed.
http://www.kgs.ku.edu/General/News/2013/caver...
Why are the most sink holes on record happening in Florida?
No drought there.

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