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Old 05-10-2010, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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The final site survey of the Sierra snowpack revealed a snowpack nearly 188% of average in the Northern Sierra and roughly 143% of average statewide.
California's drought picture improves dramatically
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Thats great news 18Montclair! All the rain this past Fall & Winter season was definately a welcome sight. And hey thanks for posting some good news on the forum as well. Although the bad news seems to attract more people on here like flies to sugar. I guess thats why the media focuses on it more as well. They lap it up.

Derek
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Business ethics is an oxymoron.
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So what? You think that's going to change anything? The well connected Agri-Interests will see to it that "business as usual" continues, which will mean that farmers with "senior" water rights will continue to 1) receive 100% allocations, 2) NOT grow their crops, and 3) sell their allocations to farmers (who have lower senior rights and thus do not receive full allocations) who DO grow things-at a 1000% markup. And make a killing for doing basically nothing except being in the fortunate position of "having been here first".

That's the real crux of the West Valley drought and water issue. The Delta Smelt is a sort of red herring (no pun intended) to distract your attention from that.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Hopefully we will see a lower degree of water shortage this summer. However, I have heard certain parts of LA are already doing water rations.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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How about we wait and see what the next few years bring rather than judging the situation on one year of higher than average rain fall after 4 years of little rainfall.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: McCloud, CA "The Boonies"
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Shasta Lake is stunning right now! Never lasts, however.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:37 PM
 
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Shasta Lake is stunning right now! Never lasts, however.
Truer words have never been spoken. Seems so strange that just 3 years ago we were getting buckets and now we get nothing.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
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May 4, 2010

This article is the wrong year.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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May 4, 2010

This article is the wrong year.
Think that's what DCMann2 was referring to when he mentioned getting lots of rain "3 years ago".
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Pretty stunning how things can do a 180 degree turn with the weather in California.
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