Subsidence displays the interconnectedness of various problems in California. The intense drought has forced water restrictions onto farmers who are accustomed to excess water and therefore exploit underground aquifers because California is the only state to not regulate groundwater pumping. This causes subsidence, which lowers the land and wrecks havoc on our infrastructure and the environment. Aquifers suffer permanent capacity reductions, which jeopardizes California 's water supply in the future and will cause more groundwater to be pumped, perpetuating the problem. Subsidence shows the importance for California to properly manage its water supply or else risk great economical and environmental
Agriculture in the state consumes 41% of the water supply. The ongoing drought in California is causing water shortages for farms .Bad weather has a negative effect on short run aggregate supply of produce, causing the aggregate supply curve to shift to the left, with a decrease of output and an increase in prices. A negative shift in aggregate supply is called a supply shock. Supply shocks are events which alter the output of a certain good or service without affecting the productive capacity of the economy. The drought in California is a supply shock that temporarily decreased the crop output due to
In the past with the drought, we always had problems such as agriculture, water in wells, lakes, and rivers decreasing. Now we 'll be more have problems such as groundwater level declines, money costs, lands sinking, and that most of our waters sources are decreasing. “Several California Water Science Center streamgages have recently recorded streamflows that are below all-time record lows for specific days of the year”(drought impact). According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab,“This sinking of land, known as subsidence, is a known consequence of groundwater pumping and a problem that California’s been dealing with for decades. But it’s gotten worse as the state’s become drier ”(drought impact).We always had that problem but now it becoming worse through the lack of water.
Droughts can also affect farmers, due to it being so hot that their plants die. Farmers lose money during droughts. The Robert Lee, Texas drought is the worst drought the town has suffered in 116 years. The ground had gotten so hard that at one point it caused the underground pipes to burst, sending the water up onto the streets. The mayor of the town realized what was happening when the reservoir started drying up, at a rapid
Wildfires can engender flash flood conditions and enable soil erosion, with an increase in water runoff. Aside from deforestation, wildfires affect habitat of the environment population and distribution of species after incident is not the same. It poses risks to human life and health due to heavy smog released in the atmosphere that can cause respiratory diseases. Damages the
The drought will negatively impact our environment. Drought is a cause of wildfire in California. Wildfires will affect to environment quality, property and lives. Drought leads to arid land forests and high temperature. It is a cause of the wildfire.
The deforestation is causing different types of problems around the world. One of the effects of deforestation is the change of animals’ life, animals are losing their habitat, and due to this more species are being extinct. In the article “Amazon Due for Numerous Species Extinctions”, Castro (2012) wrote that the Amazon have a lot of different species of animals, he said as well that the deforestation is a cause of the extinct of the animals and these animals are been extinct slowly, but eventually they will disappear, also he said that are many species at Amazon which are the last of their generation and that Brazil have to focus in this problem because is getting worse. The help have to be before the situation get worse, in amazon are too
Environmental Impacts of the California Drought Introduction Over the last several hundred years, many scientists have proven that Climate change, or the other name, “Global Warming” that people think is politically incorrect, is a major problem in our future if we do not act to reverse its effects. One place around the world that has experienced these effects of this world issue is California. California has been in a major drought for several years now, and looks to continue for several years to come if nothing is done to mitigate the effects of climate change. The drought in California caused the increase in wildfire activity and low water levels, which as a result has caused tree mortality across California. Increase in wildfires One
Same as other natural disasters, wildfires in Texas can be hazardous because they can burn down resources, destroy wildlife and can put a great cost on property restoration. Fire hazards are at greater risk in regions with a big gap differences between their wet and dry seasons. Rainy season give
in “Vegetarianism”). Mass produced crops already exhibits detrimental effects to the environment by using up all of the top layers of soil, but if the amount of vegetarians rise, more soil will be used up and more disasters will occur. One example of a disaster due to dried soil is the Dust Bowl. If
This increases the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and chronic respiratory disease. This is happening because the water that usually flows into the Salton Sea is being diverted away and being sent to big cities for usage. Farmers are using less water which means less water is being drained into the sea. This is causing the dry up. If the Salton Sea starts to dry up severely both wildlife and humans will be affected.
Is this drought going to be the end of farming in California? If California’s agricultural industry doesn 't get any water, then California farming will be a thing of the past. Farmers need more water or many people will lose their jobs, businesses that depend on farming (grocery stores) will fail, and the rest of the country also won’t get fruit from California. First of all, if farmers don’t get enough water for their farms, then the employees that work on those farms will have to be let go (fired). In the serious informational text, “A Drought For Business: How Water Shortages Will Impact Your Bottom Line”, by Ashtyn Douglas, posted on May 27, 2015, tells from a farmer’s view how the drought affects agriculture, but really it is about how