West Prepares For Possible First Water Shortage Declaration

By Sam Metz : huffiest – excerpt (includes video)

North Marin Water District may declare a water emergency now.

Arizona and Nevada could see their first mandatory water use caps as climate change leaves the Colorado River at a historic low.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government’s first-ever official shortage declaration and prompt cuts in Arizona and Nevada.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections this week forecasting that less Colorado River water will cascade down from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Powell and Lake Mead and into the arid deserts of the U.S. Southwest and the Gulf of California. Water levels in the two lakes are expected to plummet low enough for the agency to declare an official shortage for the first time, threatening the supply of Colorado River water that growing cities and farms rely on. (more)

North Marin Water District may declare a water emergency now. People are replacing laws with rocks. Only problem with that is that rocks do not hold the amount of carbon that trees and plants do. They do not produce oxygen. How is plant removal going to save the planet?

Why are the states pushing for higher levels of population when the current residents and businesses are experiencing a drought that will limit out water use? If you want to “share” our roads, cut our trees and limit access to clean air and sunlight, and limit production of food, to pack people into dense cities, are you willing to share your limited water supply as well?

When does the inevitable natural cause of events cause enough alarm among the citizens that they will take actions to curb the growth machine? How hot, thirsty and hungry will be be before we fight back against the California’s Devleloper Opportunity Bills like SB9 and SB10 that will remove trees to pack more people into our single family home neighborhoods by up-zoning them?

The problem of up-zoning to remove single family home options when that is the preferred living style of people seeking more space and less crowded living conditions may contribute to the opposition to HR1. People want traditions family homes with private yards , not units in crowded city condos and apartments.

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