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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:45 am

California is sinking—and fast.

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While the state's drought-induced sinking is well known, new details highlight just how severe it has become and how little the government has done to monitor it.

Last summer, scientists recorded the worst sinking in at least 50 years. This summer, all-time records are expected across the state as thousands of miles of land in the Central Valley and elsewhere sink.

Some places in California are sinking more than a foot per year.

But the extent of the problem and how much it will cost taxpayers to fix are part of the mystery of the state's unfolding drought. No agency is tracking the sinking statewide, little public money has been put toward studying it and California allows agriculture businesses to keep crucial parts of their operations secret.

The cause is known: People are pulling unsustainable amounts of water out of underground aquifers, primarily for food production. With the water sucked out to irrigate crops, a practice that has accelerated during the drought, tens of thousands of square miles are deflating like a leaky air mattress, inch by inch.

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The sinking is starting to destroy bridges, crack irrigation canals and twist highways across the state, according to the US Geological Survey.

Two bridges in Fresno County—an area that produces about 15 percent of the world's almonds—have sunk so much that they are nearly underwater and will cost millions to rebuild. Nearby, an elementary school is slowly descending into a miles-long sinkhole that will make it susceptible to future flooding.

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Post by Rogue on Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:00 am


Incredible eh!? Wasn't there predictions the west coast would one day be covered by the sea?
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Post by Lenzabi on Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:01 pm

All they will do is make repairs or change what exists to fit the new topography

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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:11 am

@Rogue wrote:
Incredible eh!? Wasn't there predictions the west coast would one day be covered by the sea?

Lots of predictions Roggie. Remember that the world was going to end last December? Still here!

Yeah Len they will. Fresh water is a finite resource and sooner or later we will run out.

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Post by Rogue on Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:44 am

@Rockhopper wrote:

Lots of predictions Roggie. Remember that the world was going to end last December? Still here!



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Last December? I thought that was back in 2012.
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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:00 am

Fred Phelps predicted it to end last December Roggie. We all know what happened to him too.

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Post by Rogue on Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:31 am


Lol, Fred Phelps!

We have Fred Nile here doing much the same thing Laughing
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Post by Lenzabi on Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:00 pm

and from Fred Nile you can spell De-nile, get it?

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Post by Rogue on Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:32 am


Yes indeed Very Happy
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Post by Rogue on Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:56 am

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Post by Rockhopper on Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:59 pm

I see the rich in California are complaining because the water shortages means they can't water their private Golf Courses!

My heart bleeds for the poor buggars!

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Post by Lenzabi on Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:54 pm

@Rockhopper wrote:I see the rich in California are complaining because the water shortages means they can't water their private Golf Courses!

My heart bleeds for the poor buggars!

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Like I said elsewhere, they prefer to piss over all under them, rather than acknowledge that they had the support and help to reach their pinnacles.

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