Effects Of California Drought

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Having to live in California definitely has its perks. On Northern California, you have the astonishing vineyards and the view of how neatly they are laid out, let alone the wonderful redwood trees or the large tree wayside known for their heights and large trunks that leave you speechless from the beauty and how beautiful nature is, which also gives you an excelling understanding of how green Northern California is. Not to mention, the weather in Northern California tends to be on the cooler side, however certainly not to a freezing point. The city known for acceptance, San Francisco, is in the Bay Area, just a few miles away from the sea. On the lower side of California is what the majority of people refer to as “SoCal” or “Southern California,”…show more content…
It’s time to accomplish something and take action and stop this, simply by doing simple stuff that can reduce the amount of usages on water. A task everybody can achieve and doesn’t require much work or time. As a California resident it’s best to understand the information around the drought, probably your thoughts are how did this drought even start in the first place? Understand what the drought is affecting and finally what is our job to take pieces of this to solve this…show more content…
Let’s take it back to how this started, back in 2011 to be exact. Reading the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program (CNAP) a NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program magazine, from an unknown publisher published on August of 2014 a “drought occurs when water supplies cannot meet demands, and can happen for a variety of reasons” (2). This being said the cause of the drought today is due to the lack of precipitation and humans creating global warming, which is only making it worse, and speeding up the drought. Aside from this, there are other reasons that caused this drought one other being traced back to 2014 where the water vapor transport split into two branches and resulted in flowing either north or south of California (2) according to the (CNAP) magazine. In other words, the evaporation from the year of 2014, it strays from its familiar route across the Pacific. Today, California is relying on other states leading, to purchase water from nearby states like Nevada. Doesn’t it seem embarrassing for California to be asking other states for water and pay millions of dollars simply on account of the state running
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