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libertybele:
Water crisis 'couldn't be worse' on Oregon-California border

The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to a half-dozen wildlife refuges that harbor millions of migrating birds each year.

In what is shaping up to be the worst water crisis in generations, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said it will not release water this season into the main canal that feeds the bulk of the massive Klamath Reclamation Project, marking a first for the 114-year-old irrigation system. The agency announced last month that hundreds of irrigators would get dramatically less water than usual, but a worsening drought picture means water will be completely shut off instead.

The entire region is in extreme or exceptional drought, according to federal monitoring reports, and Oregon’s Klamath County is experiencing its driest year in 127 years. ............

https://www.foxnews.com/science/water-crisis-worse-oregon-california-border

Skull:
In 2019 all reservoirs were full, giving us 5+ years, for farms & residential.  But now...  **nononono*

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/ca-reservoirs-filled-to-top-in-2019-being-drained-by-state/

BassWrangler:

--- Quote from: Skull on May 23, 2021, 10:51:08 PM ---In 2019 all reservoirs were full, giving us 5+ years, for farms & residential.  But now...  **nononono*

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/ca-reservoirs-filled-to-top-in-2019-being-drained-by-state/

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I read that millenia ago, California was a desert, and will some day return to that.

Smokin Joe:

--- Quote from: BassWrangler on May 24, 2021, 01:21:30 AM ---I read that millenia ago, California was a desert, and will some day return to that.

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Gee whiz. In geology class we heard that it was all seabed at one time, and will get back to that... :whistle:

BassWrangler:

--- Quote from: Smokin Joe on May 24, 2021, 05:53:26 AM ---Gee whiz. In geology class we heard that it was all seabed at one time, and will get back to that... :whistle:

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Well, one way or other, it's going down the tubes.

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