• California Is Finally Drought-Free After Over 7 Years, Experiences Most Beautifu
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https://educateinspirechange.org/nature/california-is-finally-drought-free-after-over-7-years-experiences-most-beautiful-super-bloom/
we sure got a lot of rain this year
Wonderful to see. I have a lot of family in California and when I visited last fall, I couldn't believe how dry everything was; even the waterfalls in Yosemite had stopped flowing. Really brings home just how much of that state really is a desert climate.
Sadly pointless in the end, California doesn't have nearly enough water infrastructure to retain enough of the water we received to make a lasting impact and will roll right back into another drought just like we did in 2011. Instead the state wants to waste money on dumb shit like a high speed rail system that nobody wanted or asked for.
But the real question is: Is California On Fire?
Yes, the poppies are very beautiful, but fuck all of you for randomly pulling over, driving slowly on the highway, crossing the highway on foot recklessly, and the other irresponsible behavior involved in getting your pretty flower pictures. Commute venting aside, good news. I'd noticed that some local lakes that had dried up actually had some water sticking around in them again.
Or better yet they're letting a bunch of rich assholes buy all the water rights and hoard it so they can turn around and sell it to people when the drought hits hard again. This is really happening btw and yeah it's as scummy as it sounds.
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I still remember bathing out of a bucket back when the droughts were at their worst. Glad those days are behind us.
And the worst part is we've repeatedly had the opportunity to get new water infrastructure built as far back as the 1970s, but Jerry brown had decided we didn't need it and cited a whole bunch of half assed reasons not to do it, and then said it was because he didn't want people living in certain places with certain life styles. Then went and approved a 6 billion dollar train from nowhere to nowhere that no one wanted. California sure has a history of doing things no one wants and wasting money on it.
http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps I mean, according to the official .gov site, it isn't
Being the gay capital of the US can you really say that Cali isn't on fire?
The super bloom was really pretty! There was a spot that looked like water from a far but was actually just a ton of flowers https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/220206/0fd643bd-11ab-4ca9-93dd-d5f04f7651c2/B39FE341-247F-4F7C-8ED1-B05A71CF62AB.jpeg
Life always finds a way.
I remember seeing figures a while back stating that 40% of LA's water was going to watering lawns Also bottling companies control several reservoirs Anyway, here's hoping the next drought is handled better. Hopefully with less wasteful distribution.
It's fine to have opinions but actually knowing what the fuck you're talking about helps. "The CAHSRA was established by an act of the California State Legislature and tasked with presenting a high-speed rail plan to the voters. This plan, Proposition 1A, was presented to and approved by voters in 2008 and included a $9-billion bond to begin construction on the initial leg of the network. Construction began in 2015 after a groundbreaking ceremony in Fresno. The ARRA funding agreement, which CAHSR intends to utilize to build the Central Valley segment, specifies a completion date of December 31, 2022,[6] and the 2018 draft Business Plan calls for opening the initial operating segment between San Jose Diridon station and Bakersfield in 2027.[7] The complete first phase between San Francisco and Anaheim is expected in 2033.[8] Phase 2 extensions to Sacramento and San Diego are still in the planning stages."
Adding onto this: aquifers have been overdrawn to the extent the pores in the clay that once contained the water have collapsed, making groundwater recharge impossible over human timescales.
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