Science and Technology : California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA

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    In the Spirit of Science,




    California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA


    The first of its kind calculation of how much groundwater would end the drought was led by Jay Famiglietti of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and based on observations from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites.

    California has experienced rainstorms in recent days but, while welcome, scientists warn that they are not enough to end the drought.

    "It takes years to get into a drought of this severity, and it will likely take many more big storms, and years, to crawl out of it," said Famiglietti.


    http://news.yahoo.com/california-needs-11-trillion-gallons-water-nasa-210803436.html

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    Orange trees, dead from lack of water, being bulldozed near Orange Cove, Calif. (Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

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    You know, when I was traveling thru there last summer, I thought I saw signs about the water shortage. I guess there wasn't enough water in the reservoirs in the surrounding hills to keep them in water through the growing season. And man Sacramento Valley do grow a lot of crops, one guy told me that that was the 3rd year in a row that the expected winter rain failed to come.

    These Maps of California's Water Shortage Are Terrifying

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    The navy-blue line represents the Ogallala aquifer—a magnificent water resourcenow being sucked dry to grow corn in the US high plains. Note that it has quietly dropped nearly as much as the Central Valley's aquifers (yellow line) over the past decade. The plunging light-blue line represents the falling water table inPunjab, India's breadbasket and the main siteof thatirrigation-intensive agricultural "miracle" known as the Green Revolution, which industrialized the region's farm fields starting in the 1960s. The light-green line represents China's key growing region, the north plain. Its relatively gentle fall may look comforting, but thewater table there has been dropping steadily for years.
    http://www.motherjones.com/tom-phil...roundwater-withdrawal-china-india-middle-east
     
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    California today, the world tomorrow bro. Enki. It is that serious. Take a look at what Bill Gates is doing, smh:


    Bill Gates Drinks Toilet Water

    Bill Gates drinks processed toilet water in a viral video released Monday to promote a new machine that turns human waste into water and electricity.

    Wired magazine reported that Gates hopes to bring the OmniProcessor, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and designed by Washington's Janicki Bioenergy, to developing countries in Africa and South Asia.
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    Why This State Hasn’t Spent Half a Billion Dollars to Give a Million People Safe Drinking Water


    Editor’s Note: After this story was published, the California Department of Public Health disputed that $455 million in federal funding had not been spent, despite a statement confirming the money had not been spent from an official from the State Water Resources Control Board, which currently oversees the safe drinking water program. Once we receive documentation of any expenditures, we will update the story


    While more than a million Californians are forced to buy bottled water or drink contaminated water from their tap, the state has yet to spend $455 million of federal money allocated for safe drinking water projects, officials acknowledge.

    http://news.yahoo.com/why-state-hasn-t-spent-half-billion-dollars-215632327.html

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    It might be time to start processing sea water.

    The shame of American society or western way of thinking is that emergencies only move at the amount of currency needed and not the level of devastation which will happen.
     
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    Good point, with which I wholeheartedly agree:

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads...o-lack-water-in-2050-study.65892/#post-729825

    Billion-plus people to lack water in 2050: study
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    Wasting Water Is About to Get a Lot More Expensive in California

    Ten thousand dollars is the latest historic number to come out of Gov. Jerry Brown’s office as state officials attempt to conserve in what is now the fourth year of drought in California ...



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    Enrique Silva, Department of Water and Power (DWP) Water Conservation Response Unit supervisor, patrols the streets looking for people wasting water during the drought in Los Angeles, California April 17, 2015. California's cities and towns would be required to cut their water usage by up to 35 percent or face steep fines under proposed new rules, the state's first-ever mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the state enters its fourth year of severe drought. Communities where residential customers use more than 165 gallons of water per person per day would have to cut back by 35 percent. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

    https://news.yahoo.com/wasting-water-lot-more-expensive-california-210813643.html


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    1. Too many people in California.

    2. Too much water wasted

    3. No water conservation plan is critical

    4. Both Oregon and Washington state have an abundance of rain fall. There needs to be a deal cut.

    5. Come to Michigan. We have plenty of water. :lol:





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