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Drought Threatens Food Supply Of Americans

serfserf Member Posts: 9,225 ✭✭✭✭
edited May 2014 in Politics
This well may be the straw that breaks the Camel's back unless El Nino brings plenty of rain to California and not all at one time either!No this is not from some conspiracy site it's mainstream media from The Weather Channel!


To combat drought conditions, farmers and cities use water wells to tap underground aquifers. But those aquifers are overused and the rapidly declining water levels are causing the once water rich cavities to collapse in a process known as subsidence.

A recent report from USGS hydrologist Michelle Sneed paints a grim picture: A valley the size of Rhode Island is sinking.

About 11 inches a year ... is among the fastest rates ever measured in the San Joaquin Valley," she said. "It's a very large subsidence bowl. We were also surprised the high rate of subsidence."

It's irreversible damage. One area near Mendota is nearly 30 feet lower than it was in 1926, increasing the risk for infrastructure damage and even severe flooding in the future.

"This subsidence is permanent," said Sneed. "If water levels come back up, the subsidence will not be recovered. The land will stay subsided."


  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    damn the farmers for ruining mother nature growing food for fat lazy people...when we can buy it cheaper from china..or trade another sector of or economy
  • Waco WaltzWaco Waltz Member Posts: 10,828 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Weather is being manipulated to lessen food supplies for the coming planned famine.
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    I doubt if anyone in DC could go out in the rain and look up without drowning much less affect ma nature in a measurable way
  • blogdog37blogdog37 Member Posts: 372 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The drought is going to cause the Fed's to raise dams these are multi billion dollar projects, trade union groups are backing Republican congress men for re election. It is spend, spend and then spend some more regardless of the party affiliation.t

    It cannot be stopped exception: Revolution.
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    started working on farms at age 12...been an independent farmer since 1964.....used to have the opinion it was an honorable profession but lost all that after realizing food was the whipping boy of politics and our idiot policies abroad mostly benefitted the current regime in power ...not the ordinary people...seems like a lifetime wasted when I could have done something that wouldn't have ruined the body and been able to now do some things I put off to long
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