California Drought

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Re: California Drought

Postby mrgreen » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:42 pm

cactuspete wrote:I think it's a good idea to wait until April. That way all the info about reservoir levels will be in. As for the ship sinking analogy, I don't think that's the best analogy to use here. It's more like a bottle being filled up with water. You can't declare the bottle full just because water is flowing into it. You have to wait until the water level reaches the top of the bottle before you can say it's full.

Considering what's happening with the Oroville Reservoir, I'd say that the bottle is more than full. If we were talking cups instead of bottles, I'd say that the cup has runneth over!
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Re: California Drought

Postby sandman » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:52 pm

California sees lowest drought numbers in years :conf3:
It's one extreme to the other. After several years of drought, we're now on track to have our wettest year on record.
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Re: California Drought

Postby ergot » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:08 pm

A 'Beast' is lurking high in the sky above California | 33 degrees from insanity!
I'm betting that the snows will gradually melt and that there won't be any major flooding. Although it is possible that a catastrophe could occur, I don't think the probability of that is very likely. There will be some issues, but nothing that will cause mass destruction.
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Re: California Drought

Postby mrgreen » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:50 pm

ergot wrote:A 'Beast' is lurking high in the sky above California | 33 degrees from insanity!
I'm betting that the snows will gradually melt and that there won't be any major flooding. Although it is possible that a catastrophe could occur, I don't think the probability of that is very likely. There will be some issues, but nothing that will cause mass destruction.

Actually I was sort of hoping that Sacramento would be wiped off the face of the earth. I wouldn't miss Bakersfield either, BTW
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Re: California Drought

Postby dilbert » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:17 am

mrgreen: Those are definitely two of my least favorite cities too, although I do know a few people living in both cities who I'd hate to see go through any kind of a castrophe. If there's going to be flooding though the weather we're having now could get the process started!
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Re: California Drought

Postby CrustyOldFart » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:52 pm

Sugar Bowl Resort sees record-breaking snow totals
Snow as deep as they are reporting at this resort will last easily into June, maybe even July!
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Re: California Drought

Postby surfsteve » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:31 am

I can't remember when California was going to wait till to announce the drought is finally over. Was it on April fools day?
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Re: California Drought

Postby mrfish » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:18 am

we will probably remain officially in drought status until a state of emergency due to flooding is announced. It'll be one of those good-news-bad-news kind of things. It'll go like this: Well the good news is that the drought is over, but...
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Re: California Drought

Postby dilbert » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:53 am

How the snowmelt could be causing earthquakes in the Sierra
Weight of the snow? Changing aquifer volumes? Water moving through crevices in the earth? Who knows? Maybe it's all just coincidental.
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