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It isn't always the weather
Sometimes, like in CA, it's the Federal Government that has diverted the water.
RE: it's the Federal Government that has diverted the water
I don't think the government can divert the rain that is falling out of the sky...WHILE it is falling.
And when it isn't falling, ya' got nothing, nothing to divert, nothing to water your lawn with.
Part of wanting it to be warmer/dryer.
When water is deliberately
diverted, the underground dries up almost totally, making the surface even drier. Trees can't survive during droughts when they normally would have been able to because of deep moisture. When the rains do come, the water only soaks in about 4-6 inches deep, which is never enough to sustain much. Even in a forest fire, seeds go dormant and come back with gusto to rebuilt and grow the forest again......but ONLY if natural water is still deep in the ground. There would be plenty of water around for people to water their farms and lawns, if the MAIN water sources hadn't been diverted already. CA is absolutely the worst when it came to diversion of water.......
When water is deliberately diverted, the underground dries up almost totally, making the surface even drier. Trees can't survive during droughts when they normally would have been able to because of deep moisture. When the rains do come, the water only soaks in about 4-6 inches deep, which is never enough to sustain much. Even in a forest fire, seeds go dormant and come back with gusto to rebuilt and grow the forest again......but ONLY if natural water is still deep in the ground.
I've heard that. Nothing new there.
There would be plenty of water around for people to water their farms and lawns, if the MAIN water sources hadn't been diverted already.
Divert it here, divert it there......
There would also be be plenty of water around IF people didn't have lawns to water, cars to wash, swimming pools to fill, go boating in lakes to pollute the water, I could go on.
BTW...pouring rain here today, and perhaps for the next 2 days.
And your point is?
"boating that pollutes the water".....is that something YOU think about when YOU go fishing, JP? If I remember correctly, fishing is one of your pasttimes. Do YOU worry that you are polluting the lake? Are YOU thinking about how lucky you are that Canada hasn't diverted YOUR particular water source?
RE:is that something YOU think about when YOU go fishing, JP
Not really..the times that I've fished...it's been from the shore or off of a trestle/bridge (no boat needed). Mostly in salt water. Want a drink of salt water? Cali is right by the ocean...why not get a desalination plant in operation? When I drive by a body of fresh water and see boats in it...I do think...I wonder why they let those boats pollute all that water that could be used for drinking.
If I remember correctly, fishing is one of your pasttimes.
Maybe in PAST TIMES. not for 50 years.
Are YOU thinking about how lucky you are that Canada hasn't diverted YOUR particular water source?
My water source is a well...I have to have 7 days of sunshine in order for the lawn to be not so soggy in some spots in order to mow the lawn. Pretty good, eh?
I've never watered the lawn, heck...I very seldom drink water, it's good for having a shower, cleaning stuff.
Ya gotta be careful with that water JP
It'll rust ur guts
all of the water I drink
is in the form of ice cubes...and 1 cup of coffee a day
My water source is also a well
But where do you think the water that goes into that well comes from? If the Government decided to divert the natural stream I have on my property from further away, I would be completely dried up in about two days. How about you? Or is that something you just don't think about because your government hasn't diverted your REAL water source ? What would you do if it did because somebody with big/deep pockets needed it more than you?
RE: If the Government decided to divert the natural stream
If the Government decided to divert the natural stream I have on my property from further away,
Would that be worse than if a coal company decided to divert/contaminates the natural stream I have on my property from further away?
West Virginia Water Supply Remains Toxic
RE: because your government
because your government hasn't diverted your REAL water source ?
Why do you assume there is a natural stream on my property or anywhere near my property?
Do you need a natural stream to have a well?
How do YOU think
the water gets into your well? Do you have it hauled in by tanker and dumped into your well so it's 'handy' or is there via an underground stream?
I notice your "REAL water source"
has changed from a "natural stream" to "an underground stream".
NOW you're using your noggin.
No comment on Big Business(coal) diverting/contaminating YOUR neighbours REAL water source?
the underground streams are fed naturally by natural ground level streams, creeks, rivers, et al......and if the natural ground levels are dammed up or diverted, the underground streams dry up and kill the trees that depend on it. You are deliberately trying to 'divert' by parsing. It's not working, JP..........your antagonistic reasons (by your own admission) for posting are turning you into a public fool.
Where is your link to proving that the coal industry diverted a water source? There is a huge difference between diverting and contaminating, so please stay on topic if you are able to.
RE: There is a huge difference
There is a huge difference between diverting and contaminating,
Either way...YOU can't drink the water...end result is the same.....
underground streams are fed naturally by natural ground level streams, creeks, rivers, et al
Next you'll be telling me that natural ground level streams, creeks, rivers, et al get their water from rain and snow melting.
Yes...farm land was literally dried up
deliberately because of that quarter inch fish that benefits nobody....but it's okay to destroy people's livelihood and an entire economic benefit.
It wasn't money out of her pocket
so it didn't really matter. Maybe fish vote now? Maybe she should take a swim with them.
Where are the PSAs?
I'm now in CA, USA and the utter lack of PSAs here is astounding. We've been in a drought for years and not one flyer in the mail about. Not one billboard, not one TV PSA and the message here is clear.
It's about money. Sure there is a drought but since telling folk to cut back could avert a rise in prices, why give the suckers a chance?
I thought CA was a "blue" state
but it looks bright red to me. Must be some kinda' "scorched earth" policy.
Live there longer, pal
Heck, Robert many long time residents know about water issues. They don't complain that much because they know its part of living there. The added issue of a drought is keen because if your in LA which is really already desert and pumping water from areas they leach from, understand it will get worse. Many laws and in areas of fire prone areas are well signed. I can only summarize in tough times, be happy you have some water to drink rather than the lawn. Notice, the icicle plant on freeways which are drought or less water thirsty, there the govt. is working quite well, the DOT is at least. I've lived in the desert so I know about water and what to carry in the trunk. Place wraps on car parts so they don't melt or misshape and water bags to place over radiators, yada, yada. AND yeah you pay for water at the gas station in the desert to refill your radiator. Have a water jug if you travel alot. One reason i left CA. too much to deal with even if you can handle it. Get away from the big cities and feel the moisture being sucked out of you. 29 Palms and others areas, to include Death Valley. -----Willy
Was just reading an article last night
The main problem with water in Calif is that Nestle is pulling water out of the aquafer on the Indian reservation for bottled water and the state can't even go on and stop it and they refuse to even tell how much they are pulling out of the ground.
It's not the 'main' problem, Diana
but companies, in order to survive when you have government interference, will become creative.........and evidently the Indians are welcoming the revenue since the government really doesn't take care of those on reservations very well anyhow. Sounds like a pretty symbiotic relationship that's working for both, to me.
yards in california
It's not difficult to lay a manifold pipe 4 inches into the soil along one side of the yard and then attach drip lines every foot or two. At a drip rate of 1/2 gal per hour they could put water right at the root zone in economic manner. I'd also want a grey water tank with a filter for yard use. That way anything other than down the toilet could be recycled into growing the lawn or garden area. Even here on East Coast, I put drip line in my garden for planting rows, then contractor plastic over it, use landscape ties to hold it down, placed over the drip line and plastic, so it holds both in place. I then punch some small holes with a spade fork down each row to get some perc from rain, but still stop weeds from growing. The plastic also keeps evaporation rates down, dirt splash onto plants no longer an issue, which lowers plant virus infections like blights.
2010 garden picture
Some harvest 2011
Little boxes made of ticky tacky?
I remember living in Phoenix during the summer
There were a ton of grapefruit trees in my back yard (which was sunk in the ground). You were allowed to flood the yard once a week on a certain day. Everyone paid a guy to come through and turn on and off the water that day. The front yard was on it's own. It did rain once in a while so much that it flooded the main street. There were drainage bars in the underpasses on the freeways.
Like the idea of green gravel - no mowing.