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Towns and municipalities in California are starting to reach the hair on fire stage, if they haven't already, regarding water shortages.  Some examples:

Portersville, San Joaquin Valley:

The streets of East Porterville were busy Friday as trucks, cars, flatbeds and Red Cross disaster relief trucks traversed the area delivering bottled drinking water to residents of East Porterville without water. Plenty of activity was going on at the Doyle Colony Fire Station which was set up as a command and organizing center for the deliveries. [..]

“There are about 1,400 homes in the area,” Office of Emergency Services (OES) Manager Andrew Lockman said. There were 182 homes that had reported not having water or were having some kind of water issue. “We only have population data for 65 of them. Of those there were 386 people [in the households].” [...]

Refugio Salas, a volunteer from FHCN, said one of the residents said their family had been out of water for about a week and had to go buy their own. [...]

Besides delivering the bottled water, volunteers were also providing residents with grant applications to receive future, ongoing water deliveries from a delivery service. Friday’s distribution was an immediate, emergency relief effort to provide enough water to last residents about three weeks; however, residents will need to sign up for and qualify for the grant program to continue to receive bottled water.

What happens after three weeks is up is anyone's guess.  Who gets the water under the program and who gets to fend for themselves?  It isn't clear to me, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out some people will make out just fine while others will have to be satisfied with less.  And many of the latter will be the least able to buy their own.

Real People Going Thirsty

Just as summer in the San Joaquin Valley was reaching a full boil in June, the Colunga family lost its water and its connection to the modern world.

Like a reliable workhorse suddenly stressed beyond its limit, the family’s 70-year-old water well coughed, gasped, and, in a final dusty breath, died. For more than two months, often in 100-degree heat, Gladys and Jorge Colunga and their six children, ages six months to 16 years, have lived without running water. They are one of at least eight families in this unincorporated Tulare County community of 30-odd homes whose wells have gone dry this year.

The Colunga’s plight, coming in the midst of California’s record-setting drought, exposes a telling gap in state and local water codes – namely a failure to track and regulate groundwater use – that is diminishing the quality of life and putting the health of thousands of poor and vulnerable residents in peril. [...]

... Tulare County, which is nearly the size of Connecticut and among the 100 largest counties In the U.S., has emerged as the epicenter of a water crisis that is growing worse with each dry month. Well failures are afflicting both public water systems, which serve hundreds or thousands of people, and private domestic wells that anchor a family.

The State estimates that up to 5.3 trillion gallons of its groundwater reserves have been used up.  During peak irrigation season the water table was dropping at the rate of six feet per week according to one Central Valley water manager cited in the article linked above.  Wells are being drilled at an ever increasing rate, even as the availability of water, as evidenced by well failures, continues to drop like a rock.  And drilling a new well can cost anywhere from $16,000 to $25,000, well beyond the ability of most individuals and families to afford.  The Feds are helping municipal water systems through the USDA, but that doesn't help those who have relied on their own wells in the past to supply their needs.

Even then, cities are starting to impose restrictions on water usage, such as San Jose and Santa Clara.  However, some cities don't appear to have the means or the political will to enforce those restrictions:

But San Jose will not be enforcing its new rules independently. Instead, it will rely on the Santa Clara Valley Water District, which is already hiring 10 "water cops" to crack down on those who abuse drought restrictions starting next month.

San Jose is not ready to fine water wasters, unlike a small number of California cities, such as Sacramento, Pleasanton and Santa Cruz. Instead, San Jose is focusing on education, hoping residents voluntarily follow the new rules after a fresh round of outreach on what they can do to cut water use.

Good luck with that "education" effort.  Unfortunately, California does not have in place any statewide system of water restrictions to regulate usage, thus making the current worse, as water managers scramble on an ad hoc basis to deal with ever decreasing supplies.  Emergency regulations were voted upon and passed only in July by the The State Water Resources Control Board, long after Governor Brown declared an emergency in January.  And those regulations, which began August 1st, are only temporary.  Unfortunately, scientists are telling the state that the drought is likely to continue through 2016.

“We have to do a better job of managing groundwater basins to secure the future of agriculture in California,” said Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which largely funded the UC Davis study. “That’s why we’ve developed the California Water Action Plan and a proposal for local, sustainable groundwater management.”

Failure to replenish groundwater in wet years continues to reduce groundwater availability to sustain agriculture during drought -- particularly more profitable permanent crops, like almonds and grapes -- a situation lead author Richard Howitt of UC Davis called a “slow-moving train wreck.”

 “A well-managed basin is used like a reserve bank account,” said Howitt, a professor emeritus of agricultural and resource economics. “We’re acting like the super rich who have so much money they don’t need to balance their checkbook.”

Seems to me that train is picking up speed.  So who is best situated to continue to get their share of California's dwindling water resources?  Billionaires, for one:

Many mornings, just before 7 a.m., a large tanker truck pulls up to the grand gates of Oprah Winfrey’s 40-acre estate in Montecito, California. Inside is neither merchandise nor produce – just water. [..]

These days, tankers can be seen barreling down Montecito’s narrow country roads day and night, ferrying up to 5,000 gallons of H20 to some of the world’s richest and thirstiest folks.

But the plight of this unincorporated community offers ironies—and political lessons—that are as rich as many of its 13,500 residents. The wealthiest ‘burb of Santa Barbara county, and indeed one of the wealthiest enclaves in the United States, Montecito is home to Google’s Eric Schmidt, Warren Buffett’s partner Charlie Munger, entertainment mogul Tom Freston, director Ivan Reitman, and stars Ellen DeGeneres, Dennis Miller, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Rob Lowe with George Lucas and Kevin Costner owning adjacent beachfront homes. Or, as one local realtor puts it, “just about everyone in the industry.”

And though some have cut back on their usage, others have blithely paid fines for violating local water restrictions, including the Biltmore Four Season beach resort.  The city of Montecito estimates that revenue from those fines will exceed $4 Million this year alone when all is said and done.  And then there are those who are quite willing to go to court to fight for their water rights.
According to public documents, the biggest residential user for 2012-13 was Pat Nesbitt—CEO of Windsor Capital, majority owner of Embassy Suites—who has long sought to convince local officials that his polo field, which is part of his 20 acre estate, is entitled to a discounted agricultural water rate. And he’s sued the Montecito Water District—twice, according to the water district’s attorney—to make his case.

Meanwhile the poor and people who are not yet considered poor enough are suffering the consequences of this historic drought.  The question is not who will get hurt, but how many and how bad will the cost be for California, one of the major drivers of the US economy and a source of much of its produce and other agricultural production?

As the state endures one of the worst droughts in recorded history, Southern California residents are looking for answers about the sustainability of the region’s water supplies. Farmers have felt the sting of below-average rainfall for years, but as the crisis worsens, urban and suburban areas are likely to suffer drastic change in their relationship with the vital liquid.

Wildfires and brown lawns may be increasingly common visual symptoms of drought, but unless the rains return to the Golden State (and stay awhile), Southern Californians can also expect to see food and water prices rise, battles over water rights intensify, and, likely, water use increasingly restricted. [...]

Propublica has rounded up a nice summary of the devastation this drought is wreaking on California, its citizens and the rest of our nation.

After a decade of relatively little rain, California is facing its third year of debilitating drought, and 2014 may be the driest in 500 years. The drought has placed a $44.7-billion-a-year agriculture industry, drinking water for millions of people, and some 204 cities located in high-risk fire zones in jeopardy. In January, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency and in July the California Department of Public Health said at least eight communities could run out of drinking water without state action. The State Water Project also shut off its supply to major urban and agricultural water districts for the first time in its history.

California is the nation's largest state economy and agricultural producer, and so the state's well-being affects the entire country. [...]

Yest even in the face of this catastrophe, some groups oppose legislative action to ameliorate the effects of the drought.

(Reuters) - A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California's stressed groundwater supplies has come under fire from agricultural interests, injecting doubt into the measures' fates in the waning days of the state's legislative session this week.

The bills, which would allow the state to take over management of underground aquifers and water accessed via wells, tighten oversight of water at a time when groundwater levels are shrinking in the third year of a catastrophic drought.[...]

“This could be the largest piece of water legislation regarding water rights that people in legislature will vote on in their career,” said Justin Oldfield, lobbyist for the California Cattlemen’s Association. “Should they really make the decision in such a short time period?”

Such a short time?  Really?  If anything, decisive action on this issue has waited far too long.  Yet if opponents are successful, the bills will not be passed before the August 31st deadline, the last day of California's legislature's session this year.  California is literally being pumped dry as I write this to meet the needs of industry and whoever else can get their hands on whatever groundwater resources exist, for now.  Meanwhile, the poor are suffering, as demands for food and water put a strain on charitable organizations, such as food banks.

Local community food banks and pantries are feeling the effects [of the drought], as well.

Many farm workers and other agriculture-related employees have been laid off. There are not enough tomatoes, almonds or watermelons for them to harvest, transport on trucks, or process in the canning factories. As a result, these individuals are showing up in increasing numbers at local food banks and pantries for assistance, said Jody Hudson, operations manager for the Fresno diocese's Catholic Charities headquarters.

"Our numbers are starting to climb. Last week we were serving an average of 190 to 200 families a day at the Fresno site alone," Hudson said in an email.

In order to serve families living in outlying areas who cannot afford gas money to drive to town, Catholic Charities has set up several mobile outreach sites in Fresno, Merced and Kern counties.

Well, so long as wealthy tech CEO's, celebrities and other One Percenters have theirs, who cares, right?

Originally posted to Steven D on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 09:44 AM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.

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  •  Well (18+ / 0-)

    I guess we're going to see how much the 99% will put up with before the pitchforks come out.

  •  And water continues to be shipped out of state (9+ / 0-)

    Aquafina, Dasani, Crystal Geyser and Arrowhead continue to bottle and ship the stuff wherever.

    "After a night of troubled dreams a gigantic dung-beetle wakes to discover that he is a US congressman in thrall to the NRA." - Joyce Carol Oates

    by HugoDog on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 09:57:04 AM PDT

    •  Is That Really A Fight You Want To Start? (1+ / 0-)
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      California is a huge importer of water.

      What do you propose?  A ban on exporting water?  That is just what California needs, a war with other states over water!

      If California just cut down on wasteful uses of water, they wouldn't have any problems.  The difficult task is getting everyone to agree on what is wasteful.

      •  Shipping out purified municipal tap water in pl... (9+ / 0-)

        Shipping out purified municipal tap water in plastic bottles without any regulation or permission from the drought ridden community from which the water is taken I'd say is pretty wasteful...

      •  California, along with Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, (3+ / 0-)
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        have been in a water war for well over a century. Just Google Western Water Wars and you will get a thousand options for where to begin learning the history of this fight.

        California's water problem has the same root as all California's other problems, it's owned, run by and for Big Money to exploit.

        Prop 13 was the final nail, and the fools still won't hear why they're taxes have gone up a lot, but the global corporation down the street is still paying the taxes set in 1979.

        "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

        by Greyhound on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 11:18:24 AM PDT

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    •  I always find it interesting, though (1+ / 0-)
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      how people are up in arms about bottled water but not about other bottled drinks, that use just as much water and are also bad for you... Let's at least add them all up if we're going to be outraged.

      Something I don't know but would like to is how much of the drinks bottled here are distributed within California and how much go elsewhere. I would be surprised if much leaves the arid west, just because it's expensive to ship it long distances.  I don't really have a problem with water bottled in California going to Arizona or New Mexico, but it would be really stupid if it's going to Minnesota.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 11:10:35 AM PDT

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  •  Plus, as I've noted before (6+ / 0-)

    Some of the big cities in California, like Los Angeles, don't know anything about this because it's the FIRST year of a drought. Thanks for posting this to remind the southland.

    All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

    by Dave in Northridge on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 10:05:11 AM PDT

  •  Are there any restrictions (6+ / 0-)

    on water usage for golf courses in California?  Seems like there should be given the severity of the drought.

  •  Well drilling is getting riskier and riskier. (9+ / 0-)

    Some Central Valley water wells are being sunk as far down as 2,500 feet, an insane distance to go for water.  Yet that's what Central Valley agriculture wants to do rather than pushing for desalination or other long-term solutions (even then, getting desalinated water to the Central Valley would be, itself, insanely expensive).  Trucking in water is not a solution; too high a cost for too small a volume.

    Re the cost for a home well, you've significantly underestimated - it's at least $25,000 for just the well and a basic pump (and that's if you hit water the first time, which may be as little as 2-3 gallons per minute).  Drillers drill; they don't guarantee water.  Add in a (practically mandatory) 5 or 10 thousand gallon water storage tank, plumbing to connect it to the house and electricity to get the whole thing working, and you're looking at $35,000, easily.

    Long story short:  Unless California gets a lot of water from the sky, very soon, and consistently for several years, agriculture will largely fail, and poorer people will have to leave the state.

    "Democrat" is a noun. "Democratic" is an adjective. "Republican" is an idiot. Illigitimi non carborundum. Regardless of Party. The license plate I want? OMG GOP WTF

    by TheOrchid on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 10:19:46 AM PDT

  •  80% of all water in California is used by ag (10+ / 0-)

    Agriculture uses 80% of all the water in California, residents including the very wealthy only use 20%. The use of water by agriculture interests is a very complex and litigious part of California's history. In many CA agricultural districts customers aren't charged based on how much is used because there are no meters. Some farmers and ranchers have legal rights to water going back to before CA was part of the US. To deal with this will require a very thoughtful, and creative, plan because some of the water rights holders cannot be impacted by legislation, but only through negotiation.

    "let's talk about that" uid 92953

    by VClib on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 10:45:41 AM PDT

    •  I believe at this point nearly if not all water (3+ / 0-)
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      delivered to ag customers is measured in some way, if not metered precisely. IE, every ag water district reports the amount of water they deliver, but it may be based on a calculation of time and cubic feet per second rather than a meter at each location the way your house would be.

      Certainly this wasn't as true a few years back.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 10:55:22 AM PDT

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      •  I just drove cross country from Vacaville to (4+ / 0-)

        Stockton. All farm country. Canals are full and spilling over into pastures. What shortage?

        Stayed in hotels in SF and San Jose. Full 5-gal flush toilets. No signs anywhere to conserve water.

        I don't think people in general are taking this seriously.

        Oh, and flying over the Sierras I didn't see any snowpack, except one peak close to Tahoe that looked like snow, but it was brown and orange. Otherwise, the mountain tops looked like desert with some sad trees on the slopes.

      •  I was just at a presentation a few months ago (0+ / 0-)

        on this topic delivered by Heather Cooley of the Pacific Institute. She is a long time analyst and public policy wonk on California water. According to Heather most ag districts do not yet do effective metering and some don't do any metering at all.

        While it is more global here is a link to a report on California's water challenges that Heather encouraged us to read before her presentation.

        http://ccst.us/...

        "let's talk about that" uid 92953

        by VClib on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 03:03:14 PM PDT

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        •  "effective metering" is of course where the (1+ / 0-)
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          rubber meets the road.

          I think she is looking for solutions that meter to the gallon how much water is used. What I said is "measured in some way" which is not that. IE, my irrigation district cannot give you an accurate gallon figure for each customer, but they do bill for usage in fractions of acre-feet. I think she would say that's un-metered, and that's correct. But it's not to say that water use is unknown and unaccountable in that situation, if that makes sense.

          Adding these meters, especially the sort that are reporting real time data to some central authority, is costly. That's not to say we shouldn't do it, but it is totally reasonable to wonder how much it will cost, who will pay, what the lifespan of the equipment will be, and what the benefits truly are for that level of accuracy.

          Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

          by elfling on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 06:56:30 PM PDT

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  •  NorCal, Marin County here (11+ / 0-)

    Thank you for this diary.  It's so important for Californians all over the state to wake up to how serious this drought is.  Marin is about the only county in CA that is still in pretty good shape water-supply-wise, compared to even San Francisco and San Jose.  But for how long?

    Our household is trying to be water-usage-conscious.  We're doin' the "if it's yellow, let it mellow" thing with toilet flushing.  We turn off while soaping and shampooing up and turn on for the rinse off.  We have a very large gardened yard, which is a problem, but we're watering minimally and watching everything wilt away.

    So here's something personal that really pissed me off recently.   I'm a residential remodeling contractor.  I just finished a bathroom remodel this summer.  The homeowners installed a cast-iron tub (huge).

    Unfortunately, my plumber made a mistake and the tub was 1/4" out of level.  This error was not discovered until the homeowners filled up the tub all the way to the top and could see the water listing 1/4" out of level in the front, after the job was completed, with tiling.  (It turns out, the wife is very OCD and was hysterical (I'm serious) about this imperfection.  "I'm going to have to look at this every time I take a bath for the next 20 years!  Boo-hoo!")

    The husband called me to report this situation, which is clearly not visible unless the tub is filled up.  He said it won't bother him, since he never takes baths, but she does every day.  The slight anomaly doesn't affect any functioning, either.  

    Okay.  First of all, I say to you, Ms. OCD Homeowner:  "WTF are you doing taking full claw-foot-tub baths filled up to the top" in the first place, much less, every day?!!  Here we are having to shut off our showers during soap-up and you're wasting all the water we're trying to save!!!"

    Secondly, if you are reading this, you know who you are.  Yes, we ripped it out and fixed it at great effort and expense to us (just to have you realize that it is the tub that you bought for us to install that is out of level by nature of it's cast-iron firing, and then you said, "Well, maybe it should be out of level in the front then, after all." [Urge to throttle at this point...]

    So, if you're reading this, and you may be, I say a big FU and don't you dare keep wasting water with your luxurious big-tub baths!!!

    I know how this is.  The rich are just blithely consuming all the water they want, f*#k us pleebs who will struggle for water or even to pay the increased water bills.  [Fuming in CA]

  •  This is very emotional, but you're tying together (9+ / 0-)

    a lot of events that are not truly connected.

    For example, it won't be popular for me to say this, but wells going dry in Tulare and someone in Montecito getting water truck deliveries are not directly connected - ie, those water trucks, wherever they are being filled, are being filled from a totally different watershed and source. I don't know what's going on in Montecito, but it's an area with historic water shortage problems and it's possible that Ms. Winfrey's well is dry too. (The list of other wealthy people who live in Montecito but are not getting water delivered seems superfluous; I assume it's only there to make us more upset.)

    (Many ordinary people near me are using water trucks to get water to their animals, because their normal water source is not available.)

    I live on a well. (Actually two wells.) I think about water a lot and I also regularly attend my local ag water district meetings, so I hear a lot about water issues all the time, both when water is plentiful and when it is not. My neighbors are farmers who make their living off their farms, and who live on their property.

    Groundwater regulation sounds all fine and dandy. But, the details matter, and the details WILL CAUSE HARDSHIP to everyone, including that family in Tulare. I'm sad that their well has gone dry - and I fear for my own well. But, groundwater regulation no doubt would require an expense of hundreds of dollars from them to add whatever the regulatory body deems appropriate to monitor their well.

    When you buy property that uses a well, getting a good well report is part of the story. There are good wells and iffy wells. I would consider mine on the iffy side. I'm in big trouble if it goes dry for sure. Normally, my area gets 45 inches of rain and the ground recharges quite admirably. But, we are vulnerable if it essentially doesn't rain for multiple seasons.

    California is an enormous state. The water situation in my valley is dramatically different from that even in the valley next door. My region, the north coast, has very different needs and issues than the southern San Joaquin Valley, which in turn has different issues from the Delta or southern California or the eastern Sierra or the central coast. It is not beneficial to add new regulations hastily based on one small part of the state, however difficult their situation is today.

    Groundwater regulation may be in our future, and the farmers don't want their wells to go dry any more than anyone else. Their input is important and they have insights into the systems that a legislator or an environmental lobbyist does not. It's best to take the time to get this right.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 10:50:35 AM PDT

    •  The wells that went dry near Porterville earlier (2+ / 0-)
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      this year were 50-75 feet deep. I can't find the link to that number, which I read a few days ago, but this explains the problem generally for that area:

      Many water officials believe that the problem may be due to the shallow depth of some of the wells in the area. These wells are replenished by the Tule River groundwater. Because of the drought, the river does not provide the sufficient levels of water to properly replenish the wells, be it shallow or deep ones. http://gantdaily.com/...
      See also http://www.fresnobee.com/...
  •  In the People Suck category, (4+ / 0-)
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    apparently during the Lodge Lightning Complex fire up here on the north coast, some people with private water trucks got in line with the fire trucks to fill up their tanks. Fortunately, the fire chief caught them.

    I know that people in my area who leave their property unattended during the day have had some trouble with water theft also.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 10:59:16 AM PDT

  •  someone here needs to flay the Resnicks for their (1+ / 0-)
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    rapacious success in squirreling away public water and managing to sell it back for huge profits to public agencies.

    Easily available and well documented on google, their machinations are and have been pretty severe for a long time, their public giving and Democrat Party donations have given them cover for all this.

    It must stop.

    Name them and shame them.

    They are part and large parcel in the central valley and Paso Robles with new vineyards and new nut crops all demanding scarce water supplies.

    And the pisser is that since Iran is a competitor for their Pistachio market, they seem to have actively sought and supported  sanctions and threats to Iran, they seem to actually be capable of killing Iranians for market share.

    And these people are without water in this little town..I'd start by blaming the Resnicks, candidate #1.

    And that Montecito situation, they are tapping the groundwater, well drilling all over is booming right now, search the Santa Barbara Independent for many many water articles, including the out of rational control well drilling.
       It will be funny when they discover seawater in the ocean side aquifers. we were sold a bill of bullshit goods when the State Water bond was voted on here, we hippies were right again on that, again, as usual...the response: so burn them.

    They wisely spent tons on the famous desal plant, then it rained, Cahuma topped the dam, it was mothballed. Now they are rehabbing it at great expense.

    That maniac with the 'polo' field, that mf is doing the same crap that oil and gas giant Simpson pulled before him..impossible for that Simpson mf to RIP, he died and now this new owner dude is even more arrogant. Claims it;s a sod farm when it's a giant polo field with matches...I suppose he even cuts up some sod enough to legally claim it, but a farmer he ain't.

    It's nuts.....all of it.

    They have to put a new lower intake on the Lake Cachuma water intake for the county and city of Santa Barbara.

    That lake is going dry.
        Those water trucks?...aquifer water and also very likely stolen from hydrants, a widespread practice throughout the state...'I'm helping firefighters' the excuse offered sometimes..

     I suppose the plastic water tanks are selling big here as well...maybe a new market opportunity.

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 11:30:25 AM PDT

  •  meanwhile CA has outdated regulations which (0+ / 0-)

    effectively prevent gray water retro fitting and in new construction; outdated water rights laws based on 19th century land ownership; and a belief that the Owens Valley has yet more water to send to LA.

    Given that the bulk of the population is in SoCal and that the recent drought has left whole Southwest dry SoCal should consider desalination. This would alleviate the need to import so much water from the north and east. It would have environmental costs but honestly it is hard to believe that it would do more damage than Brown´s plan to tunnel water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys to So Cal.

    In fact a serious effort at both desalination and recycling at a massive level could well be worth more than all the dams, aqueducts, tunnels and whatever other magic might be proposed.

    Regardless if this is not resolved then when the repugs take the governorship and state Senate in 2018, there will be massive damming and environmental damage that are th e things of nightmares.

    And I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine. And I damn all gentlemen. Whose only worth is their father's name And the sweat of a workin' man Steve Earle - Dixieland

    by shigeru on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 02:40:28 PM PDT

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