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Social Droughts and Water Wars: The Never-Ending California Saga.

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Arkain2K, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Whippy McGee Meme Master

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    Yes, there is a cost, but we do massive water moves via aqueduct in California already. We can pipeline billions of gallons of oil, but not water? I was just thinking we could abate the flooding of the Missouri River while supplying water to the West at the same time.
     
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    Thank mate.

    I think we could figure out something to handle the flooding to contain it but since the Mississippi is such a vital artery for shipping, any suggestion of changes to its water table will be met with anger.
     
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  3. Whippy McGee Meme Master

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    The Missouri River.... I don't think we can mess with the Mississippi without real bad economic consequences as you suggest. It is a huge shipping lane for the U.S.
     
  4. Ophydian Silver Belt

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    I thought the Missouri feeds into the Miss? I could be very wrong.
     
  5. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    The formerly ever-flooding Missouri River is also drying up.

    And as I have said many times in the thread, the only real solution for the droughts in California is for us to be self-sufficient through Water Reclamation/Recycling (which is actually quite simple, economical, AND proven in Orange County), not finding more outside water sources to steal (which is getting more and more difficult).

    If every county in SoCal have their own Reclaimation facility, that's billions of gallons recycled and reused each day, water that they don't have to drain from NorCal or other States.
     
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  6. jefferz Steel Belt

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    There isn’t profits in water like oil. Compare the price you currently pay for water vs the price of oil. A barrel of oil is 42 gallons.
     
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  7. Whippy McGee Meme Master

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    You are correct. I live right by Fountain Valley that reclaims all the water. It's a world class facility.
     
  8. Bacco Silver Belt

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    I do it for you TS

    Cliffs: giant corporations are scum without human morals
     
  9. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Giant corporations? That's quite possibly 1% of the thread.

    I would recommend that you'd actually read the discussion to see what else you'd learn.
     
  10. original doom Banned Banned

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    for one im not american so i dont care what you pay for oranges plus theres this thing called a work visa...why not offer hondurans work visas then when the fruit is picked they return.

    or continue overloading a dry state...
     
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    I'll act surprised.

     
  12. Yehudim Brown Belt

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    There is no profit in water, save for bottling and selling it, since it is a utility and you can't charge exorbitant prices for people that overuse it. Pricing is a rationing system.

    We'd probably have greater access to water but even people on the right would feel uncomfortable with that solution.
     
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    Water policies in CA are screwed and good work on the TS for trying to make sense of it all. It always bothered me to see all those almond orchards along HWY 5 in NorCal in an area hot and dry, I'm guessing they put out of the Sacramento River. It takes over a gallon of water to grow one almond and they have huge orchards of trees. I'm wondering if those almond plants won't eventually be replaced by pot plants.
     
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    Water War you say...

    Ethiopia's gigantic dam on the Nile may actually spark a war between it and Egypt.
     
  15. MeatheadMike Brown Belt

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    Taking over public water supplies, using child labor, mislabeling products, preying on mothers in impoverished countries....
    Nestle has got to be the winner for most evil corporation.
     
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  16. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line
    By GILLIAN FLACCUS | April 12, 2021​

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    https://apnews.com/article/wildlife-fish-droughts-oregon-california-c202dd2986fb8b7fa2cf91695237c89c
     
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  17. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    At California's Folsom Lake, a stark image of state's drought
    By Jon Schlosberg, Lindsey Griswold and Anthony Rivas | June 10, 2021

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    Empty boat docks sit on dry land at the Browns Ravine Cove area of drought-stricken Folsom Lake, currently at 37% of its normal capacity, in Folsom, Calif., May 22, 2021.
    https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/calif...age-states-drought-disaster/story?id=78209909
     
  18. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    California’s Drought Is So Bad That Almond Farmers Are Ripping Out Trees
    The famed farming valleys of California are being swept into what feels like permanent dryness, raising the specter of food inflation.
    By Elizabeth Elkin | June 23, 2021

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    Water is so scarce on the Gemperle’s orchard in California’s Central Valley, they’ve been forced to let a third of their acreage go dry.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/feat...g-almond-dairy-farms-in-food-inflation-threat
     
  19. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    California's historic drought is causing Sacramento's drinking water to taste like dirt. Just 'add lemon,' officials say
    By Rachel Ramirez |June 22, 2021

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    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/06/22/us/sacramento-water-taste-drought/index.html
     
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