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Western water woes
« on: February 01, 2014, 10:26:05 AM »
So California's reservoirs are dangerously low and there is a virtually nonexistent snow pack in the mountains.  Agriculture is responsible for three quarters of the water usage in the state. Growers there will be leaving hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted this year. Before we all poo-poo that and say big whoop, California is by far the largest agricultural state we have and is responsible for over 13 percent of the food stuffs this country produces. Our food prices may be going up yet again this summer.

From what I have seen if they don't get any appreciable rain in the next couple of months things could hit critical mass soon. They have some really savvy civil engineers in that area and if they cant' figure out a workable solution some things or some people are going to start feeling it.
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Re: Western water woes
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 11:31:08 AM »
Food prices will go even higher than they are now (and they are high). 
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Re: Western water woes
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 02:23:40 PM »
Heard something interesting from talking hers.

The say we will just import even more to compensate. Chile can supply just about as much fruits and veggies as CA.
Isn't this why we entered into all of these trade agreements...?

I have been eating Canadian peanut butter for years..some drink imported beers and wines a lot and drive imports...both cars, motorcycles and even tractors and Semi's...so now we worry about oranges and stuff.

Who made your sound system,phones,TVs, even lightbulbs. The only thing reliable is change. Sucks to be us...right??
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Re: Western water woes
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 03:36:40 PM »
The food trading between the America's has been going on for a while. If we didn't have it the produce sections would be near barren like they were when we were kids.Oddly enough the US is still the largest manufacturing country in the world. I suspect that won't be for long though.

We are still the leading growers of lots of food (like corn) Here's and interesting link to agricultural output by country if that kind of stuff interests you.
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