All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘California Drought’

California Farmers Fear A 21st Century Dust Bowl

Back in the 1930s, a major drought hit the United States, causing farmland to dry up to the point where there was only dirt in the place of once healthy crops. The loose soil contributed to terrible dust storms, which helped give a name to the devastation. The “Dust Bowl” has since become synonymous with the Great Depression and a …

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San Andreas Fault: Could Drought Make It Worse?

The drought in California is causing a lot of problems for residents, most of these problems are obvious, but one is harder to see. The drought has caused Californians to take water from underneath the Central Valley. This has caused the area to rise up at least six inches since it was first pumped for water in 1860. The rising …

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Lake Mead Drying Up, Las Vegas Could Be At Risk

If you were to take a boat and start floating across Lake Mead, you might notice that some parts of the surrounding rocks were considerably whiter than others. The horizontal ivory colored rock face might even seem pretty until you realize what they represent—Water that isn’t there anymore. Lake Mead is shrinking. This isn’t just any lake that’s getting smaller: …

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California Drought: Communities Nearly Out Of Water

With the unrelenting drought that has plagued California, officials claim it is one of the worst droughts in history, and many communities as well as water districts could run dry within 100 days. The threatened towns and districts are mostly small and in rural areas. Their water comes from reservoirs, wells and rivers, but in all of these cases, an …

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California Emergency: Fires And Drought

With the drought getting worse, California has some serious water problems, but add fires and it can be considered a state of emergency. California’s Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California on Friday. Rivers, reservoirs and lakes are the driest on record in years, and he’s asked the residents to cut water usage by 20 percent. Mandatory conservation …

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California In A Drought – Who Knew?

According to records maintained by the Enterprise-Record, California is in the middle of a drought. Few people are aware of how bad the drought really is and officials say that the real threat could be in the near future. Nine of California’s 12 major reservoirs are below 50 percent capacity and in some areas like Chico, as little as 3.45 …

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California Drought: The Driest in Over 130 Years

Though it hasn’t officially been declared, parts of California are in a drought. According to Yahoo News, downtown Los Angeles only received 3.60 inches of rain since January 1, 2013. A normal year would bring 15 inches. This makes 2013 the driest calendar year since 1877. San Francisco was also parched in 2013 with only 5.59 inches of rain, as …

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