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AHeneen
02-28-2009, 02:57 AM
California in drought emergency
From the BBC... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7916218.stm)

California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency because of a severe drought.
The governor said the drought was having "a devastating impact" on people, the economy and environment.
He urged the state's cities and towns to cut water consumption by 20%, or face the prospect of compulsory cuts.
The state water director said three years of below-average rainfall could cost California an estimated $3bn (2.1bn) and 95,000 jobs.
"This drought is having a devastating impact... making today's action absolutely necessary," Mr Schwarzenegger said.
"We have a water system that is for 18 million people - now we are 38 million. We've got to go and redo our water system - bring it up to date."
Three dry winters have left California's reservoirs at their lowest levels since 1992, reports the BBC's Peter Bowes in Los Angeles.
Farmers have been particularly badly hit in a state which is the largest producer of food and agricultural products in the US.
The drought has resulted in many fields being left fallow and thousands of farm worker have been laid off, our correspondent says.

PoliCon
02-28-2009, 09:47 AM
of course - that won't apply to the limousine liberals. They simply MUST have green lawns!!!:rolleyes:

tacitus
02-28-2009, 10:33 AM
"We have a water system that is for 18 million people - now we are 38 million. We've got to go and redo our water system - bring it up to date."

Maybe they should have been paying attention to the sorry state of their water system instead of catering to the illegals.

ironhorsedriver
02-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Sure bet he wishes he would have just stuck to playing the Terminator.

Elspeth
02-28-2009, 07:13 PM
Sure bet he wishes he would have just stuck to playing the Terminator.

Heh heh heh....:D

Celtic Rose
02-28-2009, 08:44 PM
This whole drought business really bugs me. There was a drought when I little, and it seems like there is always the threat of a drought. We live next to the freaking ocean, so why is it that there has been no serious movements to get a desalinization program going. Yes, it would be expensive, but our current water situation is not workable.

They are talking about rationing water to the agricultural industry, which will of course result in decreased crop production and higher cost of produce.

Plus, freaking southern California is taking all of our water :p

Odysseus
02-28-2009, 09:33 PM
of course - that won't apply to the limousine liberals. They simply MUST have green lawns!!!:rolleyes:
Not to mention swimming pools.

This whole drought business really bugs me. There was a drought when I little, and it seems like there is always the threat of a drought. We live next to the freaking ocean, so why is it that there has been no serious movements to get a desalinization program going. Yes, it would be expensive, but our current water situation is not workable.

They are talking about rationing water to the agricultural industry, which will of course result in decreased crop production and higher cost of produce.

Plus, freaking southern California is taking all of our water :p
And, since increased costs in agriculture will drive up prices, demand will drop, which means that fewer illegals will be employed in that sector. Maybe Arnold is doing stealth immigration enforcement. :D

Celtic Rose
02-28-2009, 09:39 PM
Not to mention swimming pools.

And, since increased costs in agriculture will drive up prices, demand will drop, which means that fewer illegals will be employed in that sector. Maybe Arnold is doing stealth immigration enforcement. :D

Nah, they'll still hang out at Home Depot :p

lacarnut
03-01-2009, 01:33 AM
And, since increased costs in agriculture will drive up prices, demand will drop, which means that fewer illegals will be employed in that sector. Maybe Arnold is doing stealth immigration enforcement. :D

That's what I was thinking. However, Arnuld ain't that swift.:D