Adios California....

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    California is sinking due to groundwater pumping
    By Associated Press

    August 19, 2015 | 3:23pm

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    The drought has caused a bridge over the Delta Mendota Canal in California to subside until there’ is almost no space between the bottom of bridge and the canal water surface. Photo: AP

    FRESNO, Calif. — Vast areas of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.

    The research shows that in some places, the ground is sinking nearly 2 inches each month, putting infrastructure on the surface at growing risk of damage.

    Sinking land has occurred for decades in California because of excessive groundwater pumping during drought conditions, but the new data shows it is happening faster.

    Mark Cowin, head of the California Department of Water Resources, said the costly damage has occurred to major canals that deliver water up and down the state. In addition, wells are being depleted, he said.

    “Because of increased pumping, groundwater levels are reaching record lows — up to 100 feet lower than previous records,” Cowin said in a statement.

    The report said land near the city of Corcoran sank 13 inches in eight months and part of the California Aqueduct sank 8 inches in four months last year.

    Long-term subsidence has already destroyed thousands of public and private groundwater well casings in the San Joaquin Valley. Over time, subsidence can permanently reduce the underground aquifer’s water storage capacity.

    As part of an ongoing effort to respond to the effects of the drought, a task force is working with communities to develop short-term and long-term recommendations to reduce the rate of sinking and address risks to infrastructure.

    “Groundwater acts as a savings account to provide supplies during drought, but the NASA report shows the consequences of excessive withdrawals as we head into the fifth year of historic drought,” Cowin said in his statement. ”

    The Department of Water Resources is also launching a $10 million program to help counties with stressed groundwater basins to develop or strengthen local ordinances and conservation plans.

    A record low mountain snowpack has increased pumping of groundwater by farmers and other water users. Scientists used satellite images of the Earth taken over time to measure the sinking land.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Maybe its just another caltrans fail?
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    But its ok as long as the retard governor gets his chink train.
     
  4. Tipsey Russell

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    the 60 minutes did something about this I think
    they did show some parts of some land somewhere that was all collapsing

    I don't really remember to be honest
    so I can't really add much here other than this rambling attempt at looking informed
     
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    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

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    Maybe California can be like Atlantis. Think of the tourism.
     
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    No great loss if Fresno disappears. :pray:
     
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    That would sure solve a lot of problems here. Looks like I just made it..... :whew:
     
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    He's also very busy banning words that are offensive to illegal aliens.:bounce:
     
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    It's the American thing to do.. :salute: {see Idiocracy}


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    :haha:

    I had a buddy that was a class ahead of me in law school who interviewed and got a job in Fresno at this big (only) law firm in town. I remember congratulating him and wishing him well when he left for Cali.

    The next summer, while I was studying for the Arizona bar exam in the ASU law library, my buddy shows up and I'm like WTF are you doing here, bro?

    He goes on to tell me how much Fresno sucked ass and he could not WAIT to get the hell out of there and get back home to Phoenix. He said there was absolutely nothing going on there. He said he met nothing but farmers, hicks, and gang banging hoodlums. He told me it was kind of like living in a demented Hooterville.

    From what I've read, Californians are putting all their eggs in the Super El Niño basket that's supposed to dump tons of snow and rain on the State this winter. We shall see. I'm pulling for them!
     
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    It's either sink or die from bacteria in the reservoirs.


    "Bacteria required a few things to grow a dark, warm and moist environment," he said. "The balls will give them the perfect environment to live in".

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    buh-bye
     
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    Let's just say I totally agree with your friend......
     
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    Same could be said for Excremento, and then some.
     
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    Joe Bauers Well-Known Member

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    YUP, ;)
     
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