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  •  If we lower average consumption, average storage (4+ / 0-)

    (in reservoirs and water table) will go up, and no rain will be a less pressing problem for a longer timeframe.  

    Obviously if Northern California and the Sierra turned into the Atacama we wouldn't be growing crops any longer.

    The politics on the bill which sparked this diary are entirely electoral, and mostly about saving Valadao and torpedoing Costa.  The bill isn't going to pass, it's an attempt to tar Central Valley Democrats as valuing "fish over people."  Of course, many of the farmers and more of the ag workers don't know that and may think they have a chance to get a trickle of water from the Delta.

    Iron sharpens Iron. Normal is a dryer setting. STOP illegal immigration NOW! -- Make it LEGAL. If Corporations are People--Let's draft them.

    by benamery21 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 04:09:00 PM PST

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    •  In our watershed, we just don't have storage (2+ / 0-)
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      that is meant to go more than maybe three seasons, and only then if it is managed just right. These same dams have to be managed both for drought and flood control, so if they think it will rain they have to leave empty capacity.

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

      by elfling on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 04:31:23 PM PST

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