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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Why We Pray For Rain In California

Let us look at the Before and After pictures of a Key Dam, Oroville Dam, in California.

http://mashable.com/2014/08/27/in-pictures-the-west-has-lost-63-trillion-gallons-of-water-during-drought/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2731091/California-s-vanishing-lakes-Before-photos-reveal-shocking-shriveling-effect-state-s-devastating-drought-decades.html

Before: Historic droughts have devastated waterways up and down parched California. Here, the Enterprise Bridge spans the Lake Oroville in Butte County, California in July 2011.

After: Here, the Enterprise Bridge spans the same reservoir, which has dwindled to a mere trickle in 2014 as California is forced to draw alarming amounts of water from its vanishing reservoirs

Nothing to hold back: Nearly 82 percent of California is experiencing 'extreme' drought while 58 percent is experiencing 'exceptional' drought--the most severe there is. Reservoirs like Folsom Lake in Folsom, California are now feeling the extreme squeeze of thirsty households and farms. At left, Folsom Dam holds back a reservoir brimming with water in July 2011, while the same dam holds little but air at right in 2014


Nothing to hold back: Nearly 82 percent of California is experiencing 'extreme' drought while 58 percent is experiencing 'exceptional' drought--the most severe there is. Reservoirs like Folsom Lake in Folsom, California are now feeling the extreme squeeze of thirsty households and farms. At left, Folsom Dam holds back a reservoir brimming with water in July 2011, while the same dam holds little but air at right in 2014


Long drought: Like Folsom Dam, Oroville Dam has very little water to hold back these days. Low water levels are visible behind the dam at Lake Oroville on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California (right) as the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year

Long drought: Like Folsom Dam, Oroville Dam has very little water to hold back these days. Low water levels are visible behind the dam at Lake Oroville on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California (right) as the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year


It will take decades to refill the Aquefers - but you have to start somewhere,

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Dr William B. Mount





















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