All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘drought’

California Expected to Set Water Restrictions

In an attempt to help curb the impact of a three-year drought, California is likely to soon issue a first-time mandatory water restriction. The California State Water Resources Control Board is expected to pass the emergency measure Tuesday, as reservoirs across the state and in the region are dwindling. Officials have stated that the new mandate would ban practices such …

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Lake Mead Water Levels Dangerously Low

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States, but Lake Mead is low, and that has some folks worried. Lake Mead was formed by the Hoover Dam, and sits between Nevada and Arizona. It is 112 miles long and supplies water to much of the Southwestern United States. Lake Mead is nearing an all-time low. While that may …

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Kim Jung Un Rebukes Meteorologists for Bad Forecasts

In 2010, North Korea was forced out of the World Cup in South Africa after giving up a staggering 12 goals in only three games. Upon returning home, the Korean soccer players were publicly shamed and scolded for their performance on the world stage. This public criticism was something of a rarity in North Korea, as most punishments are doled …

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California Wildfires Sign Of Bad Season?

The California wildfires that have over 700 firefighters holding flames at bay in southern California could possibly be an indication of a rough fire season this year, according to some. “At this point, California is an area of high concern because of drought conditions for such a long time,” says Randy Eardley who is the spokesman for the National Interagency …

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Drought Gold Rush Brings Prospectors to California

“A mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing next to it, down which you throw money.” – attributed to Mark Twain The San Bernadino Sun reports that one of the worst droughts in California history, one that is forecast to bring dangerous wildfires this summer, has had another surprising effect in the Sierra Nevada mountains near …

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Tornadoes in California Cause Limited Damage

Since last summer, San Francisco, California has received less than half the average amount of rainfall it usually sees over the course of one year. A supercell, which hit the mainland from the Pacific on Wednesday, however, has brought much needed rain, and more, to the Bay Area. At 6:15 pm Wednesday afternoon, the city of Roseville, Ca experienced an …

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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 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 Drought – The Looming Water Problem

California has seen its share of drought, anyone who is a long-time resident can attest to water rationing and restrictions – and it appears it might be dealing with water shortages again in 2014. Although winter is a strange time of year to announce a drought – with three-fourths of the country under ice and snow, but California has not …

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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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Study: Pollen Tells Us What Killed Bronze Age Civilizations

The New York Times reported that a recent study of pollen may explain the sudden collapse of what were, at the time, highly successful civilizations like the Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Hittites. 3200 years in the distant past, Tel Aviv was a major trading center in Israel, Ramses II ruled over a vast Egyptian empire, and many other cultures …

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