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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 25, 2017 - 09:35am PT
If demand for electricity goes down, rates are going up.

You saw what just happened when we cut our water use through conservation: Water rates went up.

Why not? If you're making water flow uphill you may as well reverse the laws of supply and demand while you're at it.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Feb 25, 2017 - 09:35am PT
weather is Variable, that is why it has a different name than climate

newflash: over time, climate varies
monolith

climber
state of being
Feb 25, 2017 - 09:50am PT
newsflash: scope and scale matter

The forcings that man is having on climate are much larger than natural forcings such as Milankovitch cycles.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Feb 25, 2017 - 10:41am PT
Seems difficult to observe climate variances when you're inside watching Fox news 24/7...?
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Feb 25, 2017 - 01:19pm PT
Slow day, eh Ed? Not like you to troll for arguments.

Relax, the weather will eventually stabilize closer to the california pattern you've grown to depend on. In the meantime go find an indoor plastic offwidth.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Mar 19, 2017 - 08:54am PT
This is part of the confluence of the Stanislaus, Merced, Tuolumne and San Joaquin Rivers, down the San Joaquin Valley of California. Once not too far back the central valley rivers, fed by melting Sierra snowpacks, naturally flooded every spring like this creating a vast wetland that persisted in shrinking glory till the next wet season.





I love it.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 12, 2017 - 08:13am PT
First rule of farming? Complain about everything, blame everyone else for your mistakes.

Central Valley farmers learned Tuesday they will get a full allocation of water this year for the first time since 2006. But their celebrations were muted.

Just a year ago those districts got a 5 percent allotment, and three weeks ago the farmers were told their deliveries might not top 65 percent this year.

The announcement came four days after Gov. Jerry Brown declared an official end to the drought practically everywhere in California.

Farm groups said they were pleased with the increase in CVP water deliveries but said the announcement came too late for some growers.

“You don’t want to bite the hand that feeds you, but it’s a reality of farming that the decisions for the growing season are made months ago,” said Johnny Amaral, deputy general manager of the sprawling Westlands Water District in Fresno. “There’s reason to celebrate, (but) my only hope is that we could have had this announcement earlier.”


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article144007699.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter#storylink=cpy
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Apr 12, 2017 - 08:22am PT
god damn the cpr!
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 19, 2017 - 08:46pm PT
The Cosumnes River floodplain a model for aquifer replenishment in California. I live just above that floodplain. Super interesting article about the Cosumnes River Preserve, 50,000 acres in size.

https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/04/19/cosumnes-river-provides-model-for-floodplain-restoration-in-california

DMT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 19, 2017 - 09:03pm PT
hey there say, dingus... thanks for the link... :)
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Apr 20, 2017 - 10:26am PT
Thanks Dingus- that's a great website, new to me.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Apr 20, 2017 - 04:11pm PT
DMT, very interesting article, the first I've seen addressing restoration of aquifer loss....and an interesting site.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Apr 20, 2017 - 06:42pm PT
DMT rocks...The west side ambassador...
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 21, 2017 - 08:10am PT
More complaints from the Department of Agriculture Water Wasters:

After five years of drought, this spring’s deluge has turned California’s “Salad Bowl” into a soggy agricultural mess. That’s created stratospheric prices for lettuce, broccoli and other salad ingredients grown along California’s coast.

A crazy California winter, with a mix of unseasonably warm weather and a series of drenching rains, has confounded farmers and produced gyrating prices for consumers across the country. The wholesale price of iceberg lettuce grown in California has risen sixfold since January, while broccoli has quadrupled; conditions are expected to persist for several more weeks.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article145764679.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter#storylink=cpy

Just shuddup and pay the prices or buy Mexican lettuce, willya? "Too much rain" "not enough rain" "Momma Mia!!!"

DMT
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