California and the Drought What is happening to california valley? It used to be green and rich with agricultures. Now with the lack of rain, it is becoming a dry state. Then there are the problems we are facing. 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. We need to think about the choices for it will determine what kind consequences the next generation will …show more content…
This proposal is to make sprinklers and store bought pools illegal. Water sprinklers waste 265 gallons per hour. Also getting rid of store bought pools will save water. It takes -- amount of water to fill up a pool and --- to refill it when it gets low. In order for us to have this take this in effect we need to enforce a law and let every one in California know about it and make the consequences more serious. If the people are still using it illegally we will have a machine that tracks the amount of water inside and a separate one outside of everyone 's house. To create this machine would be pretty easy, we will work with PG&E. This is not the only plan we have we can also get rid of any other misused ways of water such as making soda that has a low percentage of consumers or any other drinks that are made of
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Josselyn Santillanez Coursework Ploude 6 Yuma’s Irrigation Thanks to a project the commenced in the 1900’s Yuma has a great irrigation system that irrigates millions of acres of farmland. Having a steady flow of water has provided with many resourceful things and has also gained many fertile land. If this project had never been thought of and then commenced Yuma would not have as many fertile lands as it has now and it also wouldn't be famous for its lettuce.
My first point is that the Delta Smelt stopped pumping water for farmers to use. For this reason, crops are drying up with no water. Also, less food is being grown such as vegetables and fruits. If less food is being grown that means that food prices in the grocery stores will increase. If we don’t help the farmers get the water they need our whole environment will not be in good conditions.
Article of the Week Response “The Wrong Way to Think about California Water” is an argumentative piece of writing that was written by Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times. This article stresses mostly about the mere fact of how people waste water; especially in California. The major drought is causing people to use more water than we actually need to use normally. We don’t need to use as much water as we do
Throughout a long history, California’s land has been exploited, preserved, and conserved-all for the sustainability of its people. Opposed to the Preservationists’ idea of simply letting the Hetch Hetchy Valley be, the Conservationist’s idea of flooding the Hetch Hetchy valley and the construction of the Hetch Hetchy dam overall provided a win-win situation, beneficial to both the people of San Francisco and to the government of the United States. Several sources, including John Muir’s The Yosemite, Gifford Pinchot and John Raker’s testimony before the House Committee on the Public Lands, a telegram written by the San Francisco District of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs, John Freeman’s still image, “Photo of the Proposed Hetch Hetchy Reservoir,” and an article written by the San Francisco Examiner display
California dry from all of its water people trying to sell or just moving anywhere else. The drought has been going on for many years and slowly California is running out of water. If the government of California does not do anything the people may start to attack farmer to get water or the government may go for the people. The farmers are using all the water and people are losing their water.
Droughts have been an inherent aspect of Southern California’s culture for generations. In recent years, however, this dire situation has become increasingly more dangerous. With 2015 being one of the driest years in the state since the 1930’s, water reserves are running on empty. Nevertheless, many regulations have been put in place to address this issue, though, most have not been effective. There are many ways that the Coachella Valley can aid in solving the drought, but perhaps the most simple has been underappreciated: remove your grass.
Water Pollution in San Joaquin Valley San Joaquin Valley is a place that stretches from 7 different counties such as Stanislaus to Kern county. San Joaquin Valley is known for their agriculture land since the late 19th century, which feeds most of the United States with the vegetables and fruits that are grown in the valley. The rich life of life in agricultural fields rely on the water supply that the valley contains such as groundwater and water on shore. Throughout the past decades, the water quality in San Joaquin Valley becomes to decrease from clean water to polluted water.
Climate Change’s Effects on The Mojave Desert The problem known as climate change is causing a domino effect of devastating blows to the Mojave Desert’s ecosystem. Resulting in damage to plants and animals. Given this, if not changed now the effects will damage humans too. Sadly, it starts the pain by first taken out the most valuable source to any living creature: water.
Due to a shortage of water in California, the governor has proposed a diversion system to move water from the Northern California to Southern California. As for this will probably help since there is more farming, and more climate changes in Northern California. This will make a big bad and good difference. First, it will be a bad situation because then the farmers will not have the water they need for their crops, animals, etc.
"I got sick and tired of looking at what looked like a pile of hay,"(Cave) said one of the residents in California. This woman was talking about using a spray paint to color her front lawn green. She may find that the sprayed grass solves her problem in her own yard, but everyone in California knows that there is a much more overwhelming problem that must be handled. Since 2011, there has been a serious problem of water shortage in California. Because of climate changes heating up the Earth and people using an extraordinary amount of water, California has become one of the worst drought areas in the United States.
Serious Drought California has been going through a major problem. The problem is water, California is going through a big drought. Lacking on water is a major problem because water is needed for almost everything. California has one of the largest food manufacturing in plants. Farmers use most of our water for growing crops and raising animals.
So many lands, farms, fields of fruits and vegetables are gone because of the drought. All this happened because of a shortage of water from once green and healthy crops to dead dry brittle crops that are abandoned by a drought. For example, we had to cut back on watering my lawn and it went from a green lawn to a dead lawn, because of cut backs. Mat Wiser said that, “ Water will become one of the defining limits to human development and a compound factor in human misery,”(2009 Wiser). If we don’t have water we will die faster without water than food, we can’t be greedy on something that we thrive and survive
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
Climate Change is something that we have caused because of our choices to burn fossil fuels, at some point we have to face the problems that we have created. The consequences of Climate Change are horrific and Climate Change could end our existence as a species, most people do take action against Climate Change except, The Government of the United States of America, refuses to accept the serious dangers of climate change and continues releasing propaganda on Climate Change, claiming its effects are minimal and that we are not causing it. Peculiar how almost every other government in the world thinks otherwise. The reasons we are heading in the wrong direction is because the actions of humans are causing Climate Change, and almost all scientists agree on this matter. Another reason is the that the government isn’t trustworthy in what they say about Climate Change, meaning what they say about Climate Change is wrong, and we should change our policy on Climate Change.