One of which, is water. The causes of the drought is the overpopulation of Californians and the fact that most of Southern California is a desert. Also most of California’s water is used in farming because the state has the most utilized valley in the country. So many crops, such as almonds, require massive amounts of water. The effects of overpopulation and lack of natural resources have caused the supply of water in California to become limited.
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.
The Earth is filling in the space where the water once was, causing a reaction known as subsidence, making the ground sink to over a foot in some areas of the central valley. Specifically, around Sack Dam, an important water containment resource, is sinking deeper than all the surrounding area, caused by all the drilling. “Water traditionally flowed with gravity.” Cannon Michael, president of the Bowles Farming Company (Richtel, page 5) stated. “It isn’t going to run uphill.”
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.
California is one of the most earthquake prone states in the U.S. Due to the state being on a fault line, it is constantly subjected to earthquakes whether they be mild or intense, which constantly puts the cities that lay on the fault line or are near it at risk. The earthquake described in Mark Twain's’ essay “The San Francisco Earthquake” is a rather “hysterical event” to Twain. He sees it as a miniscule or petite quake, where as others see it as a more drastic event. Twain's’ essay argues that the people's reaction (particularly the higher class) to the earthquake was rather excessive.
"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. According to the report from PNAS, about 58 million big trees are under threat of dying (Woollaston). Some homeowners cultivate
From Old to New The article ‘The Really Big One’ written by Kathryn Schulz discusses the Cascadia Subduction Zone and its threat to the people of the Pacific Northwest. She uses the article to inform the public of how the zone was discovered, how devastating the earthquakes and tsunamis will be in this zone, and how most of the Pacific Northwest is not prepared for this zone to erupt. After Schulz article was published, it became a well known across the nation. Everyone who read the article became scared at the thought of this impending doom.
California needs a lot of water, since it is one of the top agricultural state. As, water accessibility states choices for “crops and irrigation” approaches. Since, most of the water that is utilized by agriculture goes to five main produces like:” alfalfa, cotton, rice, grapes, and irrigated pasture”. Most water is received from the Sacramento River, Colorado River, as the San Joaquin River. However, all these rivers carry a quite a lot of salt and with climate change happening is creating tings worst. Because is causing the water to evaporate quicker therefore, causing less water, since it is drying up the sea. Furthermore, this happening is also harming animals like the birds that migrate and if it dries up completely then can cause air
Introduction The city of San Francisco lies amidst the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Strait, California. It is the fourth most populous settlement in California and the second largest population density in the United States. San Francisco is called the pearl of the west coast. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, which lies on 43 picturesque hills.
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.
Hurry hurry conserve the water before it’s runs out! Did you know California is in a drought? Animals and crops all over California are dying because california has been in a drought for four years now. The government is limiting the water uses to farmers.
People in this society believes every statement that is said by an important person true. In California, new reports has claimed California to be in a drought due to the waste of water. However, is California’s drought report an actual problem? Ever since 2013, the news station ABC news have claimed California is in a drought crisis.
It will also list down and explain each of the solutions that can be done in order to prevent and reduce the occurrence of land subsidence in Jakarta. Main Cause of Land Subsidence There are four different types of land subsidence that can occur in the Jakarta basin, which are: subsidence due to groundwater extraction, subsidence induced by load of constructions, subsidence caused by natural consolidation of alluvial soil, and subsidence occurred by tectonic subsidence. In general, most of the land subsidence is strongly caused by the urban development activities in Jakarta. Overpopulation is a function of the number of individuals compared to the relevant resources, such as the water and essential nutrients they need to survive.
California’s environment Ecology of Fear by Mike Davis gives us a very real and perhaps over the top view at the trouble California’s environment is in but they provide interesting parallels to other issues in California. Arguments provided in Ecology of Fear are very fascinating for example is theory that Los Angeles being destroyed could be a metaphor to humans actually destroying the city and state. Mike Davis describes in his book how a woman describes animals like cougars as “serial killers” who’s numbers should be cut down but do not stop living or walking through their territory.
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.