As you are fully aware, California has been in a drought for over four years and the declining water level is a growing issue. A water analysis performed by the City of Fresno clearly reveals that in the past 80 years,
I.) Water and Drought in California: Facts and data show that the weather we are experiencing here in California is that there is a difference between La Niña that brings the ocean temperature down and making them cooler and El Niño brings much warmer ocean temperatures. Currently california is experiencing a weakened La Niña. With a 55% chance of this weather continuing for the next 3 months. La Niña affect patterns of rainfall, atmospheric pressure, and global atmospheric circulation. Even though California is in a severe drought, with coordination, modernization, and compromise, California should be able to provide enough water for a growing population and growing economy.
California has always had a warm climate, yet its supply of water has rarely been affected. In 2014 California’s water shortage issue truly began. Due to low amounts of snow in the winter in recent years, California has tried to equal out these shortages by drilling water from underground aquifers. Yet, underground aquifers recharge much slower than surface water sources. California has already made significant drawbacks to attempt to limit the amount of water they use, so these aquifers can recharge. But still resources continue going down and the Central Valley Aquifer’s water level is rapidly declining. Luckily, on April 7, 2017 the drought stage of emergency in California was ended. Yet the issue isn’t truly resolved. Glen MacDonald
California state and some other west regions face the problem of severe drought and the researchers show several reasons to explain this phenomena. According to research in weather data for the past century, in terms of overall precipitation and spring snowpack, the past three years are not record-breakers
Jennifer Ostermiller Devon O’Neil Ocean 100 5/22/2017 Can Desalination Become A Solution For Droughts? After more than five years of drought in California, we are just now beginning to see an above-average precipitation,and this is leaving many to ask, "is the drought over?" This last drought was one of the worsts droughts California has experienced in history and it left many panicked and trying to come up with solutions. “Governor Jerry Brown even made one of the first cutback to farmers ' water rights since 1977, and ordered cities and towns to cut water use by as much as 36 percent ” (Zamora,et al..) Overall California has 39 million residents and on top of that California also grows an unbelievable amount of
California’s continuous drought not only affects California, but essentially impacts the entire food system. Could you imagine an entire state unable to contribute to the growing demands of a thriving economy? As California enters its fifth year of drought the consequences of an ever depleting natural resource, water, continues to negatively impact landscape plants, agricultural production, wildlife, and the economy. The lack of water in California has the potential to have a devastating effect on an ever thriving economy.
In recent years there has been so much talk and propaganda regarding the ongoing in drought in California. Scholars argue when the exact start of the drought was, but I believe that it started in 2007 because rainfall has fallen below average since then. Droughts occur because the quantity demanded of water does not meet the quantity supplied which leads to a shortage. The drought has impacted not only everyone in the state, but also the ecosystem. While there are many reasons why there is a shortage of water in California; today I will touch on three of them, the lack of precipitation, increase in population, and wasteful water use. In my research I will report on these three reasons and look at possible solutions for this most recent dismal event in California.
Due to the drought, Governor Jerry Bown of Californina, ordered a statewide twenty- five percent cut in urban water consumption. This statewide water consumption cut will result in, “forcing the state’s biggest water users, which include some of the wealthiest communities, to bear the brunt.” The water consumption for the residents of Cowan Heights is higher than the residents of Compton because they can afford it. Stephanie Pincetl, the director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at the University of California, Los Angeles, states, “They have bigger properties. They are less price sensitive. So if you can afford it, you use it.” The attitudes toward water consumption are different between the residents of the two cities. One resident of Compton, Alysia Thomas, stated, “she tells her children to skip a bath on days when they do not play outside; that holds down the water bill.” Although both cities have different attitudes; they both have to face the same circumstances if they do not cut back on water consumption. California distribute fines to those who do not conserve water. One wealthy resident of Cowan Heights, Mr. Sears, bimonthly water bill was regularly between four- hundred and five-hundred dollars, but it has went as high as seven-hundred and fifty six
Water Crisis Impact in California Monica Mois Essentials of College Writing/COMM/215 October 6, 2014 Carolyn Geiser Water Crisis Impact in California Due to the lack of rain in the past few years, and particularly in the last few months, California faces severe drought. This is the worst drought in more than one hundred years. The impact of California drought affects community, agriculture, organic ranchers, and dairy farmers. Because of these facts, the United States must rethink the way it uses water. Californians alone are asked to reduce their water usage by twenty percent to prevent water waste.
Californians have been struggling with trying to conserve our water for over three years. Twenty-Thirteen was our driest year in many populated areas in California, and it doesn't seem to be changing any time soon, unless we all act now. In twenty-thirteen, Los Angeles and Sacramento, went down on record as the driest two cities in California. A drought is when area of land scarcely drop rain. Droughts are caused from climate changes and lack of precipitation, resulting in a shortage of water. Water is vital for all living things and is the essential component of all life. This ongoing drought has drastically affected the state of California. The long-term change in climate is truly affecting California. Our water reservations are lower than
California can meet their water needs by using this precious resource much more efficiently than they are presently doing. California has been raising sustainable awareness by adding bulb-lit freeway signs every 10 miles along California Interstate 5 that say “Serious drought, help save water”, they have also printed placards that are posted in sparsely blooming almond and cherry groves, asparagus fields, and mile upon mile of empty dry cracked or tilled earth that warn people to use less water. As California continues to grow, this puts more pressure on their limited water supplies. California needs to figure out a way to manage their groundwater basins to secure the future of agriculture life.
The Effects of California’s Drought California is often regarded as one of the best places to live in America, and one of its main attractions is the warm weather year-round. However, the consistent heat and lack of rain has caused many droughts in the past and is still a major issue today. California has currently been in a drought for four years and recently it has become a serious problem. While the state has experienced many droughts before, the current drought has already had severe effects on California’s society and economy. If conditions continue to worsen, these effects will not only be devastating for California but also for the whole nation.
California has been in a drought for about 4 years now and it has been considered the most severe drought in the last 15 years. The California drought has been causing multiple ongoing problems for the last few years. The state of California has tried to take actions toward ending the drought, but the efforts put forth are clearly not enough to end this drought. The main focus in ending the drought has been water conservation, but many California resident are taking the seriousness of the drought too lightly. The drought has already caused several problems, for example water shortages, dying crops, and wildfires all across the state. If serious actions towards ending the drought are not taken soon, California will continue to surface or may get worse. There are a few ideas underway to try and end the drought in California such as, desalination, wastewater recycling, ground water digging, and the main focus water conservation. All of the solutions to ending the drought will cost a good amount of money, so the fact of the matter is which idea would be most efficient and less costly.
The drought that has been occurring in the state of California, has brought on many complications. The drought is currently on its third year of dryness in the state. According to USAToday, the past three years have been the worst consecutive years of precipitation in the last 119 years of recorded weather data in the state. The California drought is just of many climate changes that have occurred throughout planet Earth’s time, while others are saying, global warming is to blame. Many ask if this problem can change into a more complicated situation, while others ask what could happen if this problem is left unresolved.
One of the biggest world problems in California is water and how bad of a drought we are in. In 2011 our water level was average as we move on in the years you can see a dramatic change from 2011 to 2015. Also during the time from 2011 to 2015 63 trillion water was wasted according to an article by Nick Kirkpatrick. The water has become such a great concern that California is now starting to put water restrictions for residents that live in california. Such as only being able to water 2 times a week, will be charge if seen wasting water such as car washes, broken sprinkler, etc. Although there is really no way of bringing water or forcing it in California I have ideas that we can work with from what we have already.