Drought spans all of California for first time in 15 years

April 25, 2014

drought_2398818bThe entire state of California has entered a drought for the first time in 15 years, according to a report released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). [LA Times]

The NCDC rates drought conditions on five levels of severity. All of California is now experiencing at least moderate, or second level, drought conditions. But, much of the state, including all of San Luis Obispo County has entered the highest level of drought severity, according to the NCDC report.

San Luis Obispo County is in an exceptional, or fifth level, drought. About 25 percent of the state is currently experiencing that severity of water shortage.

One year ago, no section of California had entered the NCDS’s highest ranking of drought severity.

In addition to San Luis Obispo County, the entire Central Coast, ranging from Santa Barbara to San Francisco, as well as much of the Central Valley, are now experiencing top-level drought conditions.


20 Comments

  1. r0y says:

    So when are the developers and owners of shopping centers, business parks, housing tracts, etc. going to sue the City / County / State for forcing them to plant and maintain so many non-native, non-drought-tolerant plants and trees? I cannot wait for that one.

    All development has to have an approved planting plan, to make sure there’s all that lovely green to hide the asphalt and minimum (read: cheap) architecture. Sure was a great idea when the water was flowing… now what? Continue to water our ego’s and edens? Or is it time to be REAL conservatives and conserve precious resources. Time to be REAL liberals and liberate ourselves from the chains of government.

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  2. Slowerfaster says:

    We are in total drought in California, yet This Very Day a deluge and cyclone descends upon Tupelo, Mississippi !

    WHY ? It’s obvious ….GOD hates Elvis !

    The TRUE Christian must remain faithful, and be willing to sacrifice towards the Almighty’s Holy wrath !

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  3. Jorge Estrada says:

    And still they talk about exporting water within this state? $$$ until it is all gone.

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  4. shelworth says:

    Let’s hope they’re right about the El Nino rain next year, in the mean time the water companies should take a lesson from Golden State Water; raise prices so high as to make water unfordable. Sorry poor people, drink something else.

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  5. pasoparent5 says:

    We may not have enough water, but here in the North County, they’re still planting grapes–lots of ‘em.

    Too bad wine can’t water my lawn, quench my children’s thirst or irrigate my landscaping.

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    • No_More_Anger says:

      When you exaggerate, your point becomes dull.

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      • Citizen says:

        Unfortunately, it’s not an exaggeration. The county must have approved every exception to the moratorium. It would be interesting to know if any request was turned down, and how many acres are now being planted.

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        • Slowerfaster says:

          Gee …That’s “Free Market Economics” , where those with the most $$$ can influence with impunity and determine outcomes without risk or jeopardy.

          WHY ARE YOU ” ” Conservatives ” ” COMPLAINING ?

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  6. Sebastes says:

    Always learning; never coming to the knowledge of the truth.

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  7. Old Salt says:

    Ted…
    “Jason raised his eyes and smiled. God is good.
    He moves mysteriously, as the priests say, but he has his ways, he has his ways!
    He is not the adversory of man. Man is, Jason thought.
    God is not to be understood by man. He is just to be trusted.”

    (from Answer as a Man by Taylor Caldwell).

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      Old Salt,

      Yes, our Hebrew God of the bible is to be trusted in not giving California any rain whatsoever.

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      • Slowerfaster says:

        Brother Ted … We both know that the Devil tempts in many ways !

        We can only pray and hope that the blasphemers, sinners, and hypocrites that inhabit this natural arid desert of GOD’S creation turn from the Devil’s pleasantries and compromises of soothing, cool, fresh water; and embrace the parched dehydration of TRUE faith and humility in service to the ONE TRUE GOD !

        AMEN !

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  8. Ted Slanders says:

    “I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither; so two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied;yet you did not return to me, declares the Lord.” (Amos 4:7-8)

    Like our Lord being upset with Israel above, within the same vein, He is upset with California by seeing the debauchery of Hollywood, gay marriage, no prayer in public schools, women’s rights, family planning clinics, gays working at Disneyland, and the list goes on. We must remove the aforementioned entities from our state along with other ungodly depravities to return to God’s word to regain the rain!

    Always remember that our Hebrew God, not chance, decides what happens in human affairs (Proverbs 16:33; compared with Jonah 1:7).

    Behind every circumstance is the Lord, like this current drought. (Amos 3:6).

    The Lord brings both prosperity and disaster as He is doing with California’s drought. (Isaiah 45:7)

    Ordinary daily needs are within His concern and control in the likes of not producing RAIN! (Matthew 6:30, Matthew 6:33).

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    • Pelican1 says:

      Often is seems a pity that Noah and his party didn’t miss the boat….
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlmIeH7DT_w‎

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    • Old Salt says:

      “You hard man,” said Mr. Maggiotti.
      “Learned it the hard way,”
      Bernard would reply. “Men are bastards.”
      “God loves all men, Bernie.”
      “More fool he,” said Bernie.
      (from Answer as a Man by Taylor Caldwell)

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    • Noodly Appendages says:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I225Vcs3X0g
      This, Brother Ted, is a film for thou. Also, don’t forget the direct correlation between global warming and the number of pirates present today.

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      • Ted Slanders says:

        Noodly,

        I have to admit, that I almost laughed at the video that you gave in your link, but I held back since I knew God was watching me. (Genesis 28:15)

        As a true Christian, I am sick and tired of these erroneous videos and children’s books about Noah and his Ark. The bible states that there’re to be EIGHTEEN of each specie to be loaded upon the Ark, and not two as shown in this video!

        “Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,” (Genesis 7:2) Doing the simple math, this means NINE PAIRS of each animal, fowl and insects, seven clean, and two unclean of each specie equals18 OF EACH SPECIE! 1.2 million animal species on earth x 9 pairs= 21.6 million animal, fowl and insect specie on Noah’s Ark! http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001127

        We can’t let these producers of the Noah story disparage our bible anymore Start telling everyone the truth for a change and have the publishers of Noah’s children’s books include EIGHTEEN ANIMALS of each specie walking up that plank into the Ark instead of only two! Enough lies about our bible!

        Sidenote: don’t we wish that Noah had swatted the mosquito to save us from this annoying insect?

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        • Slowerfaster says:

          Brother Ted …Not to dispute your holy-inspired mathematics … but some among ‘evangelical’ – ‘pentecostal’ – ‘originalist’ persuasion assert that Noah made room for and included DINOSAUR’S on the Ark.

          If so, What happened to them ?
          What do you think, or rather …what does Holy Scripture say about this ?

          If anyone has the Answer, Brother Ted will !

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          • Ted Slanders says:

            Brother Slowerfaster,

            As you add up all of the dates in chronological order in Matthew and Luke, and accepting that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to Earth almost 2000 years ago, we as Christians have to conclude that the creation of the Earth and animals (including the dinosaurs) occurred six thousands years ago!

            The Satanic scientists and evolutionists say dinosaurs existed millions of years ago, what a joke, uh? According to our bible, man and animals are only 6000 years old, and since the bible being true, therefore, dinosaurs must have lived within this time period.

            In prayer with Jesus, He alluded to me that Noah took 9 pair of each specie of dinosaur eggs upon the Ark so as to save space and cleanup. Upon their creation once again, uh, they lived with us, uh, yeah, thats it, thats the ticket! It has to be true because the Creation Museum shows dinosaurs walking with man, so there!

            California Creation Museum
            http://creationsd.org

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      • Slowerfaster says:

        I like spaghetti and meatballs, but to conform to the Hebrew Judeo/Christian diet, it would have to be kosher.

        Selah !

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