Why California is Running Out of Water

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RealLifeLore

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Chris Lake
Chris Lake Aylar önce
Desalination could probably be a solution for socal while also allowing AZ, NV, NM to take more water from the Colorado River. I have watched videos and know there are a lot of issues with desalination (cost, brine, energy needed, etc) but CA has a coastline while the other south western states do not. I duno... just a thought.
Stephanie Pantera
Stephanie Pantera 10 gün önce
It’s the only solution but those geniuses won’t use nuclear and that’s the only way to power something strong enough to disseminate 🙄
Christian Cruiz
Christian Cruiz 27 gün önce
Yes the brine can also be used for batteries and the salt could be sold as salt after every other thing is stripped from it. We just discovered fusion power that can maybe power such a project. Cali should pump a water pipe line into a reservoir making a huge man made lake into a forest area giving water back into these areas plus help fire fighter in this area, and one in a dry area to help cool the area in higher altitudes. The water will then run down hill feeding into a damn anthe other areas the damn could power the water pumps going uphill to the lake. Then the water goes into farming and the citys. This could be the biggest project in are time like the hover damn. Inner states keep the Colorado River water the sw could be saved. Plus citys in the sw go the vegas route and learn how to save every drop of water used so it can be put back into the rivers.
WaJa Vlogs
WaJa Vlogs Aylar önce
doubt the government puts in anymore utilities and public transpo anymore because this is the country we live in
Kyle Carney
Kyle Carney Aylar önce
Weather is a lot different than when I was younger. We have a year or two of drought in Redding, California these days then it pours down and fills up the lakes. It's getting pretty rainy up here again the lakes have risen and it's not even January yet.
Skewer
Skewer 6 aylar önce
California's central valley actually used to be marshland, especially the southern portion of the state where there is massive cotton farm which is what used to be a lake, these areas were apart of the water cycle for the eastward states which fed it. This vid from 2 years ago goes into good detail "Why the US Erased its 9th Largest Lake..."
Jay Carl
Jay Carl 3 aylar önce
Yes, Tulare Lake is just a distant memory now. The Kern River used to feed it and then it flowed out into the San Joaquin River north to SF Bay. It's all gone now...
Javian Johnson
Javian Johnson 6 aylar önce
I never EVER would've thought California actually receives so much water...its simply in places that people don't want to live in. The network of piping to bring water down to the south seems very sophisticated. ALSO didn't know that Cali is responsible for so much of our agriculture which contributes to their very high water usage rate
Comrade20
Comrade20 Aylar önce
@Mien Nam yes it is a corporate thing mien Nam, get off your work computer
Kyle Carney
Kyle Carney Aylar önce
@Chris Smith yes, we do put money in "the cookie jar" in California. We have a budget surplus in for endeavors that the private sector and businesses can't or don't want to do.
Nen Master5
Nen Master5 2 aylar önce
@Chris Smith Water-Shortages were also covered by Some-More-News.
Nen Master5
Nen Master5 2 aylar önce
@Laura McConney Water-Shortages were also covered by Some-More-News and Second Thought.
dire wolf
dire wolf 2 aylar önce
@Ron Wolfe many people do as it is primarily rural small towns
ExpertPond
ExpertPond 7 aylar önce
Something very rarely mentionned is the effect that water redistribution has on the natural water cycle. Pulling water from wetter areas to dryer ones leads to dryer conditions overall as there is less water available for evaporation and therefore precipitation at the source. This overtime can reduce the total precipitation and water supply at the source, especially if most of the water being pulled isn't going back into the natural water cycle, but being used by humans.
Denman Fite
Denman Fite 5 aylar önce
This conclusion is just stupid on an unimaginable level.
Arminius
Arminius 6 aylar önce
@Fat Jons eating adventures You are absolutely wrong! God created it all, including monsoons!
Timothy Blazer
Timothy Blazer 6 aylar önce
@Nana Christensen this is why most desert populations process their waste water locally...to keep the water in the land.
Nana Christensen
Nana Christensen 6 aylar önce
Expert?pond?Water used by humans is also part of the evaporation and recycling of water when expelled as urine . When water is used by humans for cooking it is also part of the evaporation process.
Timothy Blazer
Timothy Blazer 6 aylar önce
@JACK WALTERS Fresh water going out to sea makes less water available on land. Land gets drier. One of the causes of our water crisis is this simple fact. The second problem is using aquifer water for irrigation. Not only will that diminish the aquifer ( eliminating any natural springs etc ) but it will eventually salt the aquifer due to fertilizer saturation into the ground. This sometimes produces a hardpan layer that prevents water from getting back into the aquifer at all, increasing flooding, and reducing available water in the land itself. Hence, you can literally live in a monsoon area and have no fresh water to speak of the rest of the year. Such as what is happening in India. Hydroponics and food forests answer 100% of these problems. But too many people are invested in industrial agriculture.
asdf
asdf 6 aylar önce
I've been saying this for years; they should have been building more infrastructure for water reservoirs to avoid some of these issues. Like they should have been building a lot of them. Also, I know desalination isn't an easy problem to solve, however, they are right next to the pacific. Again, I've been saying for years they should have been investing serious resources for technology that will allow them to desalinate water efficiently. It begs to belief why they have not been doing this.
ut000bs
ut000bs Aylar önce
@Segallion Gaming the problem with climate change is that it is only politics. Bad politics at that.
Andy Fletcher
Andy Fletcher 5 aylar önce
@GrizzlyTank They are not "potential" problems they are existing current and very real problems with no real solutions on the horizon. Dig a little deeper. You shouldn't need to go very far. Google is very intuitive.
GrizzlyTank
GrizzlyTank 5 aylar önce
You keep bringing up potential problems as if there are no solutions. There are millions of people on this planet without access to clean water and mining operations for rare earth metals are destroying the environment. There’s thousands of times more lithium in the ocean than there is in all the mines on the earths crush. Desalination could solve a lot of our problems if implemented properly. I get that you have your concerns and I understand there are risks to consider but we don’t need to just give on lifesaving technology. Sure there are some kinks to work out but the potential is there.
Andy Fletcher
Andy Fletcher 5 aylar önce
@GrizzlyTank You understand economies of scale right? How about selenium and other toxic chemicals? What's the efficiency? What's the efficiency of the further processing required to create marketable products? What becomes of the suppliers of those products and their employees as they are displaced? The Gulf nations are all dumping theirs into the sea, not on land. They do their best to control the dilution of the brine on return and that's great until something breaks, or enough time passes and the entire ocean becomes out of range. Like I said, it's good on a small scale. You can't eliminate the damage to the environment, only delay it.
GrizzlyTank
GrizzlyTank 5 aylar önce
@Andy Fletcher there’s a HUGE market for lithium right now, it’s one of the most sought after resources in the world. The desal plant in Saudi Arabia that I mentioned already extracts lithium and sells it to EV manufacturers. The technology is here, it’s only a matter of time before it starts catching on. Obviously we would need to mitigate any potential risks but there are solutions.
oGrasshoppero
oGrasshoppero 6 aylar önce
What I gathered from this video is that water demands in California are growing due to the demand for the agricultural products grown in California and only 10% of the water consumed in California is actually going to people versus farmlands. That tells me that if there is a shortage of water, the farmlands should be the first to shut down so as not to encourage greedy businessmen from taking a required resource from the state. However, people in California are instead required to pay more for water each year, are ticketed when water is used outside of regulated hours, and are required by law to only buy products that restrict water usage. This tells me that our state government is failing us and are being paid off by big businesses.
John Ross
John Ross 4 aylar önce
How much water is required for tech production? Government management is a failure.
Patrick Blake
Patrick Blake Aylar önce
This video showed up in my feed after I had watched several videos on the Resnicks. I recognize this is an engineering channel, but Forbes's "Inside the Secretive World of Billionaire-Owned Water | Priceless" and NatGeo's "Investigating Shadiness | Water & Power" cover the other side of this equation more in-depth and are worth a watch.
GyrlGeorge *
GyrlGeorge * 6 aylar önce
We live in a part of California where it rains 10 months of the year. We are also in the redwoods right on the coast and experience no wildfires at all. Redwoods do not burn easily, and, like I said, we get A LOT of rain.
dire wolf
dire wolf 2 aylar önce
@Shannon S humboldt county way north of san francisco .... eureka / arcata ...
Shannon S
Shannon S 2 aylar önce
Where is this?
dire wolf
dire wolf 2 aylar önce
go HSU lumberjacks !!
vivek rajam
vivek rajam 5 aylar önce
@Javelin3o4 North western coastal part
Javelin3o4
Javelin3o4 6 aylar önce
What part of CA is this?
Maria Teresa Dabrowska
Maria Teresa Dabrowska 5 aylar önce
It would be great to learn more about desalination and why it isn't used globally to remedy water shortages.
gereikat
gereikat Aylar önce
@robert vasilyev how many people do those 17000 serve?
robert vasilyev
robert vasilyev Aylar önce
There are currently 17000 of 'em globally, working just fine.
gereikat
gereikat 2 aylar önce
High energy use + where do you put all the extra salt?
Jay Wilson
Jay Wilson 4 aylar önce
Beaurocratic and ecological red tape. Also, why fix a problem when you can use it to control the population with more legislation, taxes, and fear mongering?
GrizzlyTank
GrizzlyTank 6 aylar önce
My uncle is a firefighter in NorCal and he said that in the 80’s he had to go to to mandatory meets about upcoming droughts in the state. Based on early satellite images they predicted a surge of wildfires would hit California by the mid 2000s through to the 2020’s and beyond. So far all the predictions came true.
ut000bs
ut000bs Aylar önce
@robert vasilyev nailed it. Nature does it best. Nature sent fires through every 2-3 years to keep the undergrowth in check. Sparse undergrowth means fires that _don't get hot enough to kill trees._
robert vasilyev
robert vasilyev Aylar önce
No shit! Fires don't burn 500° hotter because of drought. They burn hotter because of the excess fuel. You see, we used to do a great job of forest management here in the once Golden State but idiots screaming about spotted owls kind of put the cabash on that, once this deep red, working just fine state flipped Jackass. Now look at us.
ut000bs
ut000bs Aylar önce
Wildfire burn acreage is down 90 percent since 1930.
Cassandra Seven
Cassandra Seven 5 aylar önce
@Larry McCue Gormless.
Larry McCue
Larry McCue 5 aylar önce
Everything is a reason except climate change. Unbelievable.
Mike McKinlay
Mike McKinlay 6 aylar önce
one: the state is not building any desalination plants. two: the state keeps opening the reservoirs and draining most of the water before rain or snow. three: not sending water out because of fish. four: not building more reservoirs. the state has the water but doesn't want to store it and wont store it.
Punch Her in the Fartbox
Punch Her in the Fartbox Aylar önce
@Nell Jyes, but have you researched how people opposed to these projects have convinced the state to approve numerous delays due to environmental extremists who would rather see people die of thirst.
neal baker
neal baker 5 aylar önce
8 million immigrants since biden took office, I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Just a thought, we are being invaded but, don't worry just go to work, they'll take care of it.
Nell J
Nell J 5 aylar önce
Have you actually researched this, there are desalination plants being built.
John Evans
John Evans 5 aylar önce
Five, they never flood all of the rice fields in the winter.
neal baker
neal baker 6 aylar önce
Open border and over 40 million in one state?
DanielinLaTuna
DanielinLaTuna 5 aylar önce
Very fascinating and informative video. Thanks for sharing. Surprisingly enough, while South California (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego) receivelittle precipitation, Southern Arizona (Tucson in particular) get quite of summer rainfall (their “monsoons”), which leads Arizonans to think they’re immune to water shortages. Please do a video on rainfall patterns that move north from Mexico into Arizona, then Nevada and southeastern California deserts. As always, I appreciate your content.
DanielinLaTuna
DanielinLaTuna 2 aylar önce
@California love , Orange County is the next county over from Los Angeles County. It’s where most Republicans in Southern California live. San Francisco is the largest city in the County of San Francisco. In fact, the city and county of San Francisco have the same boundary and are governed by the same legislative body. San Diego is further south; it is the largest city in San Diego County.
California love
California love 2 aylar önce
What is orange County? San Francisco?
Skypig
Skypig 7 aylar önce
You should look at what happened with the Murray Darling Basin in Australia, where you had agricultural use taking too much water out of the river to the point that Adelaide, the fifth largest city in Australia had around ten years of water restrictions and the river ended up practically dry until major policy changes happened to reduce corruption and prevent illegal water theft by farmers. And this was alongside some of the largest droughts the country had ever seen
gatherington
gatherington 5 aylar önce
@Sherry Webster Corporate farms more like it. Agribusiness uses 85% of the state's water supply. All people - I think it's 11%. This is why govt's stack the deck against family farms - so that they go out of business and are replaced by ADM and Bill Gates. They tell people to take shorter showers while mega almond orchards are being flood irrigated...
Sherry Webster
Sherry Webster 5 aylar önce
@Ved Shinde No. Australia has very small water sources . Much smaller than USA or Cal.
Sherry Webster
Sherry Webster 5 aylar önce
How about the corporations thieving the water on scales farmers could never match .... ?
Kannan k,kannan
Kannan k,kannan 5 aylar önce
Ooooooooooooo
Keynage
Keynage 5 aylar önce
@AbnormallyNormal // there are 10 mainland desalination plants on Californias coast
RyRy Music
RyRy Music 5 aylar önce
learned more from you than I ever did from school. Great job!
Pale Dude
Pale Dude 5 aylar önce
After two days in the desert sun my skin began to turn red and after three days in the desert fun I was looking at a river bed and the story it told of a river that flowed made me sad to think it was dead
Scooterscoot1
Scooterscoot1 5 aylar önce
Just discovered your channel a few days ago. Lovely content my friend! Keep it up :)
chrispy m
chrispy m 6 aylar önce
This was well done in explaining California water system and usage. I was unaware of the distribution of water. Time for our great leaders to make some tough decisions.
HRV
HRV 6 aylar önce
Problem is, you don't have any great leaders.
Dubachatron
Dubachatron 6 aylar önce
Like stealing even more water from Utah? Lol
Mbern45
Mbern45 7 aylar önce
There is something that never gets brought up, and that is that California is naturally a dry region. The Spanish kept records of the weather since they arrived 500 years ago and those records show a very dry arid region. What happened about 150 years ago is that the region entered an abnormal wet period and it was during this wet period that large numbers of people began moving there. So the region is just returning to its natural state. Combine the return to a dry weather with warmer temperatures around the world plus a lot of water usage and the region is basically screwed.
Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey 5 aylar önce
@Geosophik "The name 'California' likely originated from a 16th-century Spanish novel, 'Las Sergas de Esplandián'. The novel, popular at the time of the Spanish exploration of Mexico and Baja California, describes a fictional island named California, ruled by Queen Calafia.
TheFire1290
TheFire1290 6 aylar önce
It'll even worse than before due to climate change.
Fred Carr
Fred Carr 6 aylar önce
@jsamc Thanks.
jsamc
jsamc 7 aylar önce
@Fred Carr The Ballona Creek ends at Marina Del Rey
joseph
joseph 7 aylar önce
@Geosophik this very much is not true
Eks Bocks
Eks Bocks Aylar önce
4:36 I see. So, that means Southern California has to rely solely on rivers for their water.
Tanya Banya
Tanya Banya Aylar önce
What about the Delta smelt issue?...the environmentalists play a part in California's "drought"
Dan
Dan Aylar önce
Why can't Californians just filter the ocean water on a large scale?
Jay Carl
Jay Carl 3 aylar önce
This was a pretty good explanation...We are now entering our 3rd straight year of La Nina conditions. Lots of rain up north, very little in the south. One aspect that you did not mention is the politics around the "endangered" Delta Smelt. I read an article recently that said 78% of the rain water that falls and is collected in Lake Shasta ends up in the Pacific Ocean because bureaucrats have decided that the Sacramento River must stay at full capacity in order for the Delta Smelt to survive. Despite having millions of Delta Smelt in the fish hatchery at Shasta Dam, the Bureau of Reclamation that controls all of the inflow/outflow volumes of every reservoir has decided to let it all go to the sea. There is a plan for a new reservoir near Maxwell, CA but that won't be completed for decades. To make matters worse, even when California voters have opted for the expense of desalinization plants, the California Coastal Commission typically shuts down those attempts as the process heats up the reject water that goes back into the ocean and yep, you guessed it, endangers all the sea life... The issue with populating the western arid regions of the US, west of the 100th meridian was first analyzed by John Wesley Powell back in the 1870's. He suggested dividing up the land by watershed areas instead of arbitrary state boundaries. The politicians, railroad men, and other robber barons laughed at him, and ignored his insights because $$$. There's just too many people in California now to sustain current population levels here. Living in the best weather in the country comes at a tremendous price.
GarlandPunx
GarlandPunx Aylar önce
"Best weather" LOLOL most of CA isa desert. Weather is just another selling point used to pull in new residents and businesses for tax base.
r_1901
r_1901 Aylar önce
Best weather for most people means least rain (as long as temperatures are reasonable).
Diana Garza
Diana Garza 2 aylar önce
do you remember the name of the article, or can you link it? currently doing a research project
Werner Danler
Werner Danler 7 aylar önce
I do remember years ago, when I lived in San Diego, that the avocado produces were complaining that their water resources were drastically reduced while the almond growers were being allowed almost unlimited amounts of water. Several avocado growers went out of business as a result. They had already upgraded to trickle watering their trees but the almond growers were basically flooding their groves. I wonder just who the almond growers were paying off.
John .Houser
John .Houser 6 aylar önce
@Perry Olson WHY?
John .Houser
John .Houser 6 aylar önce
@Jason C stop watching msm and start searching here. You'll find it on multiple channels, the chinese are buying up all farms in the us
Jackie B.
Jackie B. 6 aylar önce
@Ha Ha Do your research on dairy farms … a dairy farm located close to a town called Wilcox in AZ opened not too long ago and now peoples private wells are drying up?? So, cows do consume water and the farm/production obviously does too
Manjushri
Manjushri 7 aylar önce
This thread is hilarious. Conspiracy theory, anti almond milk, desire for majority election, and more.
Werner Danler
Werner Danler 7 aylar önce
@Ha Ha I do remember reading that Louie Pasture was heard to say toward the end of his life that he regretted coming up with the process. If the cows are kept healthy it is unnecessary and the enzymes and bacteria it kills off are needed to properly digest the milk. I used to get unpasturized milk directly from a dairy but I had an ulcer at the time so had to stop all dairy for several years to let the ulcer heal. The milk turns acidic in your stomach so is not good for ulcers.
Saundra Larsen
Saundra Larsen 6 aylar önce
Colorado just had the 5th wettest July on record. That's good news for the Colorado river and those it feeds. But desalination is worth looking into.
Wayne Alan
Wayne Alan 6 aylar önce
When I was a kid in the 50's & 60's they were talking about droughts and what they needed to do about it. So they built the water transportation systems. Water desalination was poopoo'd as too expensive, WHEN IN FACT today we face an even more expensive and LIFE CRITICAL condition called famine. Reduction in crops from California to the rest of the nation WILL cause scarcity of basic foods such as rice. Until a few years ago California was the second largest producer of rice IN THE WORLD. It is now second in the US behind Arkansas and the US is now 14th in rice production. Think about it. RIGHT NOW!!! The NATION MUST address the fresh water shortage which California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico are suffering. If it isn't addressed as a LIFE CRITICAL condition then the disaster which will take place within a very short period of time will not be averted and the consequences will be horrific. Back in the 70's a proposal to build Nuclear Power Plants from which some of the power would desalinize ocean water turning it into fresh water to be piped to the various reservoirs to replenish the dwindling supplies. I can remember in the 70's when both Lexington and Anderson reservoirs were so low they declared a major water shortage in the San Francisco South Bay area. "Well it's just a weather cycle, the rains will return" Head in the sand lack of planning has caused this and will continue to do so unless things change and change NOW!
Matt P
Matt P 6 aylar önce
California can no longer rely only on weather dependent water supply. They need to make "new" water that they can add to the existing water inventory. California would benefit greatly from a portfolio of water sources that include, re-use, water recycle, and desalination
Sean Siouty
Sean Siouty 21 gün önce
I'd love an update to this video now in early 2023, where the whole west coast is being hit with massive rainstorms that are easing drought conditions, while flooding areas and eroding infrastructure
Amos Backstrom
Amos Backstrom 7 aylar önce
Fun fact: The way almonds are grown is actually super interesting (at least for arborists like me). They start by planting an orchard of Maple trees*, and wait until they're several years old. Then the maples are cut down and the stumps are quickly treated with a grafting hormone. They graft almond cuttlings onto the maple stump and that's how they grow. The reason for this is because almonds are particularly susceptible to a fungus that spreads from tree to tree via their root systems. Maples are impervious to this fungus and also compatible with almond grafting, hence every almond you've ever eaten was probably grown from a maple tree's root system. *[EDIT] Some people have pointed out that Maples are not the most common tree used as root stock for almonds, Plums, Peaches, Cherries and many others are more commonly used and I'm sorry for spreading misinformation. I was going from a memory several years ago when I talked to a Farmer who used Maples for this. He made it seem like that was the industry standard but apparently it is not. I didn't expect this comment to blow up but I should have double checked. Thanks to everyone who corrected me.
68Charger
68Charger 14 gün önce
Honest mistake. Still an interesting thread.
Harold Westrich
Harold Westrich 5 aylar önce
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EDIT ! ! your the OPPOSITE of spreading Misinformation. YOU ARE A TRUE JOURNALIST ! ! if all others would do edits like this - we would not have a "DEAD PRESS"
Denman Fite
Denman Fite 5 aylar önce
You left out the GALLONS of water almonds consume so that we can sell them to China. LoL.
- Swoosh -
- Swoosh - 5 aylar önce
Wow the root grafting community is much larger than I expected
RIOTTONITE DRAGON
RIOTTONITE DRAGON 6 aylar önce
Thanks
Daniel Knoll
Daniel Knoll 4 aylar önce
Mangrove trees deserve some mention and interest here, southern red cedar, gaillardia flowers, and mulhy grass, as well as other salt-water-tolerateing trees, shrubs, and plants.
Nicolas Bertin
Nicolas Bertin 2 aylar önce
It's always stupid to have an agriculture not suited to your local climate. Depending on water from an aquifer, or imported from regions with a wetter climate is just bound to fail at one point or another. This is the same thing with the wine industry in Australia (with irrigation from distant rivers like the Murray river), or the corn industry in Europe (with irrigation from water catchments depending on winter rain, or from swamps and rivers). The problem is that it's insanely profitable to do that. Because a wet climate is more challenging to grow stuff on (you have to drain wetlands and swamps like in Florida, and if it's tropical, deal with hurricanes), while growing stuff in drier areas gives you more sun, less diseases, higher yields (if you can get the water there). The solution would be easy : make irrigation illegal. Or some crops illegal, like almond trees. You didn't explain why there is so many people in these dry areas, which is crucial to understand and solve the problem.
OzzyMar
OzzyMar 6 aylar önce
What’s interesting is that at least in Kern County it seems like they’re replacing a lot of almost trees with pistachios or pomegranate trees
Hitsuga Aorusaki
Hitsuga Aorusaki 5 aylar önce
7:11 great video but examples like these are highly misleading. You can't thinly spread out data across a big map since it makes the figure seem way larger than it actually is. An area assuming 100ft height (rather than 1ft) would be far more reasonable and 100 times smaller than the disproportionate figure you did. Again great video but this is not an accurate way to show data
Sabre Kai
Sabre Kai 7 aylar önce
One of the things I always found amusing as hell when I lived in Phoenix was the green grass lawns. You live in a desert, surrounded by some of the most soul gripping scenery and you bust your azzes and spend bundles to have a patch of green round your house. Don't water it for a few days and it dies. Meanwhile, the neighbours who embraced the desert fauna have a really great yard, that fits into the spirit of the desert. I loved heading into the desert, miles from any light pollution and just sitting there enjoying the scenery. Come night, flaking out on a sleeping bag and just watching the stars. My roommates and I used to drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff a couple times a month, and were in awe of the various terrain types we ran across. I'll miss that scenery for the rest of my life.
Helen Mak
Helen Mak 6 aylar önce
@Steven Kelly I agree
Steven Kelly
Steven Kelly 6 aylar önce
@Helen Mak better rain🌧️🏞️ than flame☀️🏜️.
Steven Kelly
Steven Kelly 6 aylar önce
@John F. Kennedy give me a natural greenery like I take in in the mid- atlantic states back east.
Matthew M
Matthew M 6 aylar önce
Oddly enough Phoenix has never had a water problem. Regardless, this video is about the shithole criminaly governed CA.
Sabre Kai
Sabre Kai 6 aylar önce
@Catholic Faith of Mine Take lots of money and politicians that can be bought. Explains it all. Problem is, the politicians can't see much past next month and are fine with passing the problem on to the next bunch. Screw you Jack, I'm alright.
Jan Byrlind
Jan Byrlind 4 aylar önce
A great video that stresses the need to tackle this urgent situation! But there is no mention about the root cause that needs to bo addressed - diminish the burning of fossil fuels. Strange...
1st shot
1st shot 4 aylar önce
California use to have the largest lake west of the great lakes called Tulare lake . But the state allowed cotton farmers to cut canals and pump it dry . Just the lack of evaporation from this lake probably caused drought throughout the west . Evidently they didn't teach about the water cycle in California school's or cause and effect
Ukraniated states ov israel
Ukraniated states ov israel 2 aylar önce
You learned that from a utube video.....glad u regurgitated it
Jorge Leiva
Jorge Leiva Aylar önce
California Homeless problem + Crime problem + Water problem + Corruption problem+ High Tax problem What a great Mix of problems nothing can go wrong right HAHAHA
B Richards
B Richards 6 aylar önce
I've lived in CA off and on since 2007. They were talking about running out of water then yet no governor or elected official has done anything to solve the problem. Ideas that were all given were shot down. This is the fault of the people Californians are voting into office who continue to do nothing. I remember many qualified candidates running campaigns that wanted to solve this problem but their efforts of running and winning were all in vain. How long ago was 2007? 15 years ago? Had they started then, this would not be a problem right now. CA deserves what it's getting right now.
Charis Barks
Charis Barks 7 aylar önce
I live here in the San Joaquin Valley (the central valley). The USDA has been warning California for at least 15 years that farmers in our valley are growing crops that are not endemic to this region and require up to 3 TIMES the water to grow here because it's TOO HOT for them to grow otherwise. California also has a mild winter (therefore a long growing season) and they are forcing the land to produce up to THREE harvests per season. All of this is draining our water supply, which is already at record lows.
gggnumber1
gggnumber1 6 aylar önce
Almonds! Get rid of them. Or grow less of them. Only a few people are getting rich off of them. Just grow something that needs less water. Jobs won't be lost and what the F what if a little less money is made.
James Wilkins
James Wilkins 6 aylar önce
@Brice Fleckenstein to long didn’t read. Also I’m a 5th generation farmer and gates according to an article bill gates has been accumulating farmland and not using it. He is one of many people pushing for people to eat bugs and to be vegan. Also with a last name like Fleckenstein you are not a trustworthy person.
Brice Fleckenstein
Brice Fleckenstein 6 aylar önce
@joe rivas I live on food that is generally NOT raised in California, or any part of the Colorado River basis PLUS irrigation areas that are drawn from that river. Contrary to the false claims of others, we have PLENTY of food of all types raised elsewhere - at much lower cost for the most part. It's not like the Grand Coulee, where the Columbia river has a lot more water flow *AND* a lot less sucked out of it for irrigation + cities close to it.
Brice Fleckenstein
Brice Fleckenstein 6 aylar önce
@James Wilkins The amount of land Gates *CAN* idle is ballpark *1%* of the farmland the Feds pay to idle in an average year. FAIL, don't bother trying again - THAT issue predates Gates as a farmland owner ENTIRELY. And given how much food we EXPORT in most years, we don't have an issue with "food shortage" - we have an issue with OVERPRODUCTION killing prices paid to farmers. The cost to raise a crop would often be LESS THAN THE COST TO RAISE IT in your concept - and sometimes already is that way even WITH the "price support" of idling MANY millions of acres of farmland (often over 20 million in the last 50 years, vs Gates owning ballpark a QUARTER MILLION total) every year. Gates is NOT THE ISSUE, and you claiming he is displays a huge amount of ignorance of USA farming - he's not even a drop in the bucket.
Brice Fleckenstein
Brice Fleckenstein 6 aylar önce
@Corey M "likes near Bakersfield" means what? Did you mean lives? And no, the San Joaquin Valley soil does NOT match the soil in Iowa for "most fertile", what it has is a longer growing season and fairly fertile land - but the cost of the irrigation is proving to be NOT WORTH IT especially in recent years.
Zachary Keller
Zachary Keller 4 aylar önce
Need to do fog nets and desalination. Also, invest in tunnels carrying water from more mountains/hills/places not tapped into yet to population centers. I know it's tough and expensive. I know the climate/weather doesn't help. But you will get it done.
dire wolf
dire wolf 2 aylar önce
excellent presentation and was glad to see that alfalfa was mentioned as well as almonds as alfalfa actually uses twice the amount of water .. what was not mentioned was that although agriculture is huge it only accounts for 4% of the state's GDP (CA is the world's 5th largest economy) so at a certain point growing food will not be as important as water for people and other areas will take up the task of growing fruits nuts & vegetables .. the ag producers will protest but there will be no other choice ..
Rod1892
Rod1892 5 aylar önce
Arizona has naturally grown from its drought type facade, into a flourishing fauna. The wonders of nature that works continually. Parts of California are also interconnected to one another's businesses, as to the water lines. It can deliver the water supply, through various measures, as to siphoning of the water for water treatment and distribution, from the neighboring Californian waters of San Francisco Bay area. SMEs..Ptd/Trademarks/Copyrights/Trademarks/Registrations/Registered/LLCs/are owned by its owners/partners in water treatment/distribution/ systems and standards. Tiers 1 and 2, Levels 1 and 2 exception and grades, thank you for your approval. Respectively certain. /./././././././.G.M Industries.
Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey 5 aylar önce
The climate in Cali has always been dry for most of the year in the lower 3/4 of the state. The first settlers from the East should have looked around and seen that most of the native plants in the state were drought tolerant. But they decided instead to engineer water from elsewhere. Take 1000s of real estate developers and Chambers of Commerce promoting Cali to the rest of the country as a paradise for settlement for a hundred and fifty years, you have the problem. The people came by the millions. They were impressed that it was so sunny in Cali. Yeah, and all-year sun means something, don't it? Now water is going to get expensive and rarer. The north of Cali, where the water is, hates the south, where it isn't (and most of the people are). Building desalinization plants seems not to be on the agenda, because electricity is another thing in short supply in Cali. You see, electricity, desalinization plants and nuclear power plants to power them aren't "natural", so we can't have them here in Cali.
max mackinlay
max mackinlay 7 aylar önce
In Australia (Victoria) we had a 7 year drought with no end in sight. As soon as we started building a billion dollar desalination plant the drought broke. Then the construction site was constantly flooded causing delays that cost extra millions. The desalination plant was finally finished only to be mothballed.
Метастаз
Метастаз 7 aylar önce
@Ultimate Gohan "arent that bad(relatively)" and here's the reason a lot of people worldwide have so much contempt for some Americans. consume more energy bro, it's not that bad.
Extremeredfox
Extremeredfox 7 aylar önce
Its good to know that Australia's government is so prepared for the next drought that they can shut down their desalination plant... smh. The brine can be used for chemical applications, also desalination plants can generate water so that lands impacted by desertification can be reclaimed. Its sad that of all the countries in the world Israel is the only one that's truly maximizing the benefits of desalination.
Johnny Wadd
Johnny Wadd 7 aylar önce
whos we??
El Ultimo
El Ultimo 7 aylar önce
@Happy Fox! 😭
El Ultimo
El Ultimo 7 aylar önce
@Ultimate Gohan There is no excuse for the plastic waste in the ocean. Oil is an unfortunate necessity for the foreseeable future, regardless of what that idiot in the White House says. (That BP spill in Louisiana, was the result of skimping by the company, using second rate equipment).
DaFunkler9000
DaFunkler9000 2 aylar önce
I live in California and I love a lot of things about this state but a lot of our issues are our own damn fault to be honest.
THE US LIFE
THE US LIFE 6 aylar önce
It is a great video, I would recommend it for the viewer. Thanks!
Miles Rains
Miles Rains 6 aylar önce
According a state website, the record low level of Lake Shasta was...1977. But we may yet see another record if the rainy seasons remain less than normal.
GIANT INTERNET NAME
GIANT INTERNET NAME Aylar önce
The real answer: because British businessmen killed all of the beaver to make hats.
Bambino Cinéfilo
Bambino Cinéfilo 7 aylar önce
Here in Mexico we have a city called Monterrey, that has run out of water. The city is built between rivers and falls, but last year the water was just in a drastic level. The rivers and dams are completely dry. It’s one of the most important problems our country has, because Monterrey is the second biggest city in the country. I hope there’s a way to end this water problematic and avoid the water problems all around the world.
Gabriel Teddy
Gabriel Teddy 5 aylar önce
@Florida Man Hope you're never closer than 10 meters of any spice or nut, wouldn't want your DEFINITELY NOT inferior genes reacting to food, or sunlight, or education, or culture, or any of that stuff that make white people afraid.
Florida Man
Florida Man 5 aylar önce
@Gabriel Teddy well you thought wrong
Gabriel Teddy
Gabriel Teddy 5 aylar önce
@Florida Man I thought it was your goverment who funded cartels, and your people who consumes their product 🤨
Sam Ranch
Sam Ranch 6 aylar önce
Ask your Cartels to put up the $$$$ for desalinization plants along the west coast
Johnny Nguyen
Johnny Nguyen 6 aylar önce
This is for California not mexico
Daniel Knoll
Daniel Knoll 4 aylar önce
I'm far from some genius, and i imagine this must have been considered for a couple centuries, but CAN or IS OCEAN WATER able to be used for IRRIGATION concerns, and without the expensive and prohibitive DE-SALINIZATION processes?
Daniel Knoll
Daniel Knoll 4 aylar önce
What i HAVE been able to find on the topic suggests it's bad for the environment and greenhouse gases and animal and plant life. . .
matt lawson
matt lawson 6 aylar önce
imagine starting a farm in a desert, and having water problems elsewhere
Q Prince2023
Q Prince2023 4 aylar önce
Hey Lore 👋 Can you do a video if it’s better to live on the East Coast or West Coast?
Sam LaSalle
Sam LaSalle 5 aylar önce
Always love a video about my home state!
click clack cube
click clack cube 7 aylar önce
reminds me of a novel called “dry” where california runs out of water and all hell breaks loose. it’s actually quite realistic. really made me think about what i would do in that situation
Karlheinz von Kroemann
Karlheinz von Kroemann 6 aylar önce
Turn in your guns and reason with the gangs.
click clack cube
click clack cube 6 aylar önce
@Nate Ayers yes
Nate Ayers
Nate Ayers 6 aylar önce
needs a movie
Chris Melvin
Chris Melvin 6 aylar önce
@Bri Guy nah. Y’all gotta stay. No one wants Californians moving to their states.
charlie akin
charlie akin 6 aylar önce
I have my Lawn chair out. I'll be Laughing my ass off, That will be the Best News on every channel in the world.
MKUltramatica Digi-Analogica
MKUltramatica Digi-Analogica 4 aylar önce
You forgot to include endangered species and the effects of protecting such species . Also - what about the sale of water to foreign farmers who grow alfalfa here in USA for their cattle in Saudi Arabia ? Does Cal do that yet ?
cnn8420
cnn8420 7 gün önce
This has been an issue for decades. Nothing new. I remember teachers talking about this when I was in High school. BTW don't build cities in the middle of deserts.
Bevan Thistlethwaite
Bevan Thistlethwaite 5 aylar önce
Has anyone considered building a soft-walled reservoir stretching under the John T. Know Fwy bridge that maintains a fresh-water lake fed by the San Joachim river, a barrier that could be steadily floated south from the estuary as the fresh water accumulates until it reaches its final destination at the bridge? In this way the City of San Francisco would be able to reduce the City's demand on the other fresh water resources throughout the state.
Dylan Crichton
Dylan Crichton 3 aylar önce
You have to give it to them for being able to construct such water systems allowing them to survive and thrive as long as they have. However it could and most likely will change in future, hopefully for California's sake things take a turn for the better.
codename exoliby
codename exoliby 7 aylar önce
To people who dont live here. The central valley is essentially a desert. Its not as bad as the southwest but its just below that hot. It just doesn’t snow in the central valley (it only snows in the sierras/mountains in the winter). Ca has a Mediterranean climate in the coastal cities. Since it doesnt snow in the central valley and isnt humid like the southern states, it just means you can technically grow year round here so long as you have enough water. That being said, it takes ALOT of water to feed crops in the desert…
Kerry Jones
Kerry Jones 6 aylar önce
@Ron McMartin then out to the ocean
joseph
joseph 7 aylar önce
@Monika Mancilla lake tulare existed until a century ago
Allan Gibson
Allan Gibson 7 aylar önce
@caveman caveman Putting houses in a desert isn’t a problem (putting them on halfway decent farmland is)… Wasting water on lawns is a problem in a desert - as is using sprinklers to water crops. Irrigation using dripper systems to the base of a tree or vine gives better yields per unit of water too. Using effluent to irrigate crops is an option too. It’s a question of using water carefully and with value.
caveman caveman
caveman caveman 7 aylar önce
@Allan Gibson I love food. Los Angeles should work toward water independence. Maybe stop developing in the desert??
caveman caveman
caveman caveman 7 aylar önce
And it takes a lot of our limited fresh water to keep the fish happy. With the desertification of the state, do fish even belong in the desert?
Murray Sinden
Murray Sinden 6 aylar önce
What about the water that’s being shot out into the ocean when they could be trying to figure out a way to collect that water and pipeline it to different areas
Robin Sattahip
Robin Sattahip 6 aylar önce
You've got the entire Pacific Ocean to desalinate. If desalination stations are being delayed by environmental wackos, they need to be silenced in any manner necessary.
Jeffrey Howarth
Jeffrey Howarth 5 aylar önce
Did you hear a story about one month somewhere in California they had a good rainfall so they let the water go out into the Pacific and there rational was next because the rain has been good this month we will fill the reservoir next month. But it didn't rain much the next month.
Terrell Price
Terrell Price 6 aylar önce
Thank you CA for making my home state, MS, look extremently intelligent in handling the most required function required by living: food. Thinking is a rare function of human behavior and unfortunately rare. CA try thinking for once for your own existences.
Freak80MC
Freak80MC 7 aylar önce
I feel like most of human's water problems (and other geographic problems) can be summed up as "humans decided to live in an unsustainable area and won't move"
Dark Roses
Dark Roses 6 aylar önce
@Brice Fleckenstein Don't be so childish, do the research. No, we can't easily feed the hundreds of millions of people in the US without farming in the southwest. If you consume fresh fruits and veggies, most come from the west. As for "export", millions of acres of farmland is owned by foreign countries so of course their products are sent home. Damn, learn something about farming, you're very ignorant of the subject.
Brice Fleckenstein
Brice Fleckenstein 6 aylar önce
@Dark Roses Hint - I have family members that farm. I KNOW where most of my food is grown - and it's NOT in a desert. And yes, we CAN EASILY feed the 300+ million people in the USA without irrigating a desert. And no, it's NOT "45%" - look at the actual figures, your 45% figure DOES NOT MATCH REALITY BY ANY MEASURE. There isn't 45% of food production in the Colorado River states *EVEN IF YOU ASSUME ALL OF THEIR FOOD PRODUCTION IS IRRIGATED BY THE COLORADO* - which is a false assumption. We also have TENS OF MILLIONS of *idle* farmland acres due to federal programs that pay farmers to NOT farm them most or all years - instead of wasting the water on desert, USE THE REAL FARMLAND and we can easily feed a lot more people. Don't forget how much food we EXPORT every year - yes, EVEN DURING COVID.
Dark Roses
Dark Roses 6 aylar önce
@Brice Fleckenstein Afraid it is and without desert farming, we cannot feed the 300 million plus people in the US. Where do you think most of your fresh foods come from? Newsflash--your food isn't grown in the grocery store.
Brice Fleckenstein
Brice Fleckenstein 6 aylar önce
@Dark Roses Most of those states don't have the extensive "irrigate a DESERT" issue though. It is *not* 45% of our food involved, or even CLOSE. And the "extended growing periods" are NOT worth the insane amount of water usage - water WE DON'T HAVE. Also, most of the "Colorado River" states do NOT have the "extended growing periods" to nearly the same degree as Southern California has. BTW - I DID the research, your numbers are not adding up unless you have a very WIDE definition of "Colorado state", *AND* you ASSUME that 100% of their production is due to irrigation from the Colorado River - and even THEN I can't get to your numbers. There are only 5 states that are AT ALL part of the Colorado River basin or even have ACCESS to it, Arizona is the only state with more than 50% coverage by that river basin, though California DOES pull a lot of water from that river despite it's *less than 10% coverage* due to the huge Los Angeles aquaduct system. Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado are not exactly huge agriculture states, and adding in their ENTIRE output to the California and Arizona numbers doesn't even come CLOSE to "45%" no matter HOW you manipulate the numbers.
Dark Roses
Dark Roses 6 aylar önce
@Brice Fleckenstein It's not just California, haven't you been paying attention? It's all the Colorado River states and that equals to 45% of our fresh foods due to the extended growing periods. California is number 1 in produce because 68% of our fruits and veggies are grown in Cali, 5% in Arizona, and then you add in the other agriculture products and yes, you get 45% of our foods. Of course, you could go to the Dept of Agriculture to get that information. Research is your friend.
803brando
803brando 6 aylar önce
we had 6 years of over 100% of normal snowfall in the sierras, in fact 2016,2017,2018 we had half a dozen dams get damaged from too much water. the last18 months the water projects were arbitrarily ordered to increase flows. our water flowed out to the ocean because of policy.
JoRonnamo
JoRonnamo 6 aylar önce
Are you implying that Sacramento is corrupt and crooked? What a concept!
Randall Bermudez
Randall Bermudez 5 aylar önce
California needs to build more desalination plants to order to avoid California running out of water.
Happy D
Happy D 5 aylar önce
Living in a desert, next to an ocean and craving water 💦. Ironic.
justin stone
justin stone 6 aylar önce
No mention of the delta smelt situation? A fish that's been likely extinct for about 3 years has Cali Eco geniuses flushing 75% of Cali's freshwater into The Ocean in a impotent attempt to lower salinity in the delta to try to bring back a fish that hasn't been seen in 3 years of trawling the delta floor in a search for it.
Janine Rickard
Janine Rickard 6 aylar önce
@justin stone Did you watch the video? Doesn't sound like it from your comments.
Janine Rickard
Janine Rickard 6 aylar önce
@justin stone Did you actually watch the video? 80% of that piped water is going to big agriculture, most of which happens in the dry 2/3rds, and now that water is being rationed in some areas, what is left when fields can't be irrigated is cracked mud, so yeah, if your ideal niche is a barren desert, I'm sure something will fill that niche. I do agree that the corporate left is doing the bidding of giant corporations and the Great Reset.
Taras
Taras 6 aylar önce
@Janine Rickard Thank open borders for that.
justin stone
justin stone 6 aylar önce
@Janine Rickard yeah because the 40.06 million Los Angeles county citizens living in what was essentially a city built in a desert, founded to avoid paying Edison license fees for making motion pictures and piping water by aqueduct from 419 miles away in Northern California really have a leg to stand on when high roading other areas about being Eco friendly, I'm sure the brackish water fishes will be thankful for all the consideration when in a few years the extreme water shortages and restrictions lead to rationing and eventual rioting, let alone lost tax revenue from the agricultural industry to fund all the social services run in the urban areas. Its definately not a justification to lower production on these private lands, forcing the land owners to sell land to remain financially solvent, which will be purchased for pennies on the dollar by large corporations that fund the campaigns of politicians and buerocrats that push for these kinds of studies. Also it never happens in nature that due to environmental factors, some species die leaving a niche that is eventually filled by another species that can thrive in said new environment. Looking forward to you figuring out how to get rid of all the super salty and deadly to water life brine left as waste if they ever do build the pipedream electrical grid draining desalination plants. Definitely won't just dump it into the ocean killing all life in the area, as is the plan now. But the fishes in this one area will be safe. So worth it. You are goddamn brilliant Janine. Drink more of the kool-aid.
Janine Rickard
Janine Rickard 6 aylar önce
It's really short-sighted to think it's only one kind of fish that is impacted. It's obviously entire ecosystems, if you don't give a damn about ecosystems, well, ok. The reason they have to go through all this legal mumbo jumbo about a certain endangered species for example, is because there is no other political mechanism to stop humans from unsustainable, polluting agricultural practices.
BeeFriendlyApiary
BeeFriendlyApiary 7 aylar önce
I find it odd how folks claim the drought in California has only been going on for no more than 20 years...it has been getting worse for over 50 years folks...I grew up in SoCal and remember all our favorite fishing holes got shallower and shallower until they completely dried up by 1980...I can also remember my parents and their friends talking about droughts and water restrictions back in the 70s just after the gas shocks...
Brice Fleckenstein
Brice Fleckenstein 6 aylar önce
@woodstock California was wetter than the norm at least into the late 1980s, when I moved out of the state (I had moved in in 1978 due to the Navy stationing me on USS Ranger, home ported out of NAS North Island on Coronado Island). Based on flooding records, that trend appears to have continued most of the way through the 1990s, at which point it reverted to more "historical" precipitation levels.
Rick Bailey
Rick Bailey 6 aylar önce
I can barely remember my dad having a conversation with one of the old timer neighbor's way back in the mid-1970's about water issues between CA, NV and AZ and CA running out of water way into the future. I was a kid. The problem HAS caught up to us now. I'm now approaching old timer status.
catsinwonderland74
catsinwonderland74 6 aylar önce
So many lakes here are just completely dry. The first time I saw an actual river was in Camarillo
Ivory Mantis
Ivory Mantis 6 aylar önce
It's almost as if a bunch of particular orchards were raised at that time period... In the 1960s the yield of almonds tripled. As a grower by hobby, something must go in before something comes out. You don't dessicate a plant and have it produce record yields. Not to mention avocado isn't even spoken about...which might as well be another 8% of total statr water used.
Carmen Ortiz
Carmen Ortiz 6 aylar önce
@A.B. McKee Very true, but it's not just in the US. The people who see themselves as the "masters of the universe" are part of the same agenda.
k8
k8 5 aylar önce
I'm at a fact checker but please tell me how the state of California produces more agriculture than any single state in the midwest or Nebraska or Idaho or anything I believe this guy needs to have real life facts and less lore
the ELITE
the ELITE 6 aylar önce
Imagine believing that we could actually run out of water? 🤣🤣🤣
Jason Schoonmaker
Jason Schoonmaker 5 aylar önce
Imagine a state that lets more the 50% of its water waste in the oceans
Ellenor Bovay
Ellenor Bovay Aylar önce
There is a desalination plant in Carlsbad CA, and it produces a huge amount of usable water. The same company that built it tried to build another one in Orange County, but was not allowed to by the California Coastal Commission. They claimed it would put too much salt in the ocean. So if you run out of water, send them a thank you note.
Christian Azevedo
Christian Azevedo 7 aylar önce
The American southwest is so surrealist / dystopian; Manicured lawns with white picket fences, lush golf courses, cattle ranches, and cotton / alfalfa fields in the desert. All the while the mighty Colorado doesn't even reach the Gulf of Mexico anymore. These states really need to implement sustainable policies before they suffer from environmental crises. Like what is Vegas supposed to do when Lake Mead dries up? * edit: my mistake, I meant the Gulf of Cali.
Edward Brito
Edward Brito 5 aylar önce
Who cause 2022 water shortage?California water management dumped 1 year supply basically because they miscalculated snow fall. Government is 💯 blame but 10% people use gets criticized oh gee I can cut 50% save 5% while incompetent fool of a governor asleep on the wheel allows 100% to be dumped in the ocean not 5, 30, 50%. Stupidity of California (My rant) Vote these idiots out he doesn’t care about you or this state will be destroyed by the way this is one of many issues this fool messed up if I see 65% votes governor I know we’re lost state California. Unfortunately more pain is needed I guess you will run to AZ & TX vote same idiots. Your not saving squat have democratic government for decades who mismanaged water like this. Newsome wants 100 💯 Electric Vehicles by 2030 or some bs but in the summer when everyone runs their AC they’re massive power outages. So let me get this straight we can’t run the AC all at once but somehow everyone will daily charge ALL their electric vehicles. HELLO anyone home? Brain 🧠 there? Pretty sure charging a Tesla waste more electricity than AC unit. Why don’t you fix the electrical infrastructure first genius then maybe talk EV bs. This is magnified across many issues but nope doesn’t register to some folks including the governor who likely knows & is enjoying his winery laughing at stupidity of voters. Vote fools out let them lose power & money. I’m mad California & I won’t take it anymore! When real crisis come fools like him retreat to golf or winery hobbies hopefully real men & women take their place. Glad this fool will get his either 2 months or 4 years when it’s obvious what a fck up he is.
Edward Brito
Edward Brito 5 aylar önce
@Fitz the dragon what the hell are you talking about you said 2050 so the comment is forgotten by then. Southern Republicans simple & generally good people. Unfortunately it’s the dem strongholds that are f-ed. This video about California misuse but apparently the government dumped 1 years worth of water because they miscalculated of 100% the waterfall. Other states use physics based models & California used water historical records jesh. Literally dumped a year supply into the ocean. If Texas did that you be gloating but it was California who can’t do math.
Cracker bait n marine
Cracker bait n marine 6 aylar önce
@Kenny Brown Democrats are destroying more then just Cali
Steven Kelly
Steven Kelly 6 aylar önce
@julian shepherd not people.... tRump chumps. And it's a mess.
Steven Kelly
Steven Kelly 6 aylar önce
@Busta von Nutz nope texazz conservative repugnant GOP (GovtOfPutin) types have done a good job showing how screwed up they are ...ex power grid😂
Gaetano Passantino
Gaetano Passantino 4 gün önce
It's preposterous that California has been mismanaged so badly for so long. There are a few big wigs who profit to such an extreme degree it's disgusting. As opposed to taking some of those gross amounts of profits and say- building infrastructure to support their oligarchy- they buy off politicians. This has always been a very solvable problem that instead of being solved and temporarily losing a small percentage of profits they go after the citizens whom their kingdoms could not function without. Same with pg and e- as opposed to the tens of millions of payouts to their corrupt and greedy people they will let whole cities burn. Why fix your infrastructure when you can buy your way out for a percentage and a politician. The place is hell. They destroyed my home. Let it burn.
Blair Lechtenberg
Blair Lechtenberg 6 aylar önce
Could it be that more emphasis is placed upon a so called bullet train rather than water retention projects?
PC Principal
PC Principal 6 aylar önce
How would you know what americas droughts were like in the year 800ce? I’m genuinely curious because I’d love to learn more about it I would love sources! Great videos btw
M L P
M L P 5 aylar önce
Trees are also a good index, there was a huge study and then a documentary about this, it's free on YT about what they've found through some of the oldest trees on record. Mind blowing how they can accurately determine droughts, flood, catastrophic events etc, thousands and thousands of years ago. I forget the name but I'm sure if you look you can find it. Fascinating.
james summers
james summers 6 aylar önce
Geology shows layers of drought in its sediment.
MrMarkOlson
MrMarkOlson 4 aylar önce
Imagine how much water could be saved by eliminating California's almond crop for a water efficient crop.
Corrupt Angel
Corrupt Angel 6 aylar önce
I've been recently watching videos about the fall of ancient civilizations, and many of them fell because they took nature for granted. They expected the weather patterns that existed when they first settled to remain permanent, so when the pattern changes in a significant or severe manner, that civilization got royally screwed. This feels very similar, only difference being that current civilizations can survive this. However, I wonder if this continues, if people are gonna be forced to abandon southern california
kermit peck
kermit peck Aylar önce
@aWildMoke mhm, and liquid fluoride thorium reactors are the best and safest reactors, they produce the most energy, and are safe from the possibility of meltdowns.
aWildMoke
aWildMoke Aylar önce
This is why I feel like the world needs to jump on nuclear energy asap, it's very safe these days with modern reactors and is a clean energy source with huge energy output. The wars in the next 15+ years are going to be over energy, fuel and drinking water and if one of the obstacles to desalinization is energy then that just makes nuclear even more necessary. Plus we have a bunch of videos on this channel showing that big countries have vast areas with limited population so even if people are still nervous about safety then the reactors could be put in relatively unpopulated areas but supply entire countries.
Jack
Jack 3 aylar önce
All history we study is over a long period of time, we could be in the middle of another rise and fall of a civilization and not even know it
kermit peck
kermit peck 4 aylar önce
they already are due to the high crime rate and unaffordability to live in SoCal.
8:05p
8:05p 4 aylar önce
@Donothing okay. Return the money we people in California put into the gdp so you broke welfare queens in the south and Midwest don’t all starve. Don’t bite the hand that feed you.
Charlene Browning
Charlene Browning 6 aylar önce
They have ocean water next to them. They can do desalination method which removes the salt from the water. There is another country that has been doing that for 40 years. And it is a successful method. California should have started that at least 30 years ago.
Gina Hasa
Gina Hasa 6 aylar önce
We have all the technology in the world, and you're telling me they can't figure out how to filter Ocean water?!
Another Person on the Web
Another Person on the Web 5 aylar önce
I think the industry needs to cut back heavily or completely on foreign imports, and produce enough to feed people in its home country
zoey moon
zoey moon 5 aylar önce
you make great videos but it wall never not be funny how wrong you pronounce just about any place name that isnt english
Nebula2156
Nebula2156 7 aylar önce
Imagine building a city in a desert and then having water issues...
Katelynn Nielsen
Katelynn Nielsen 20 gün önce
@iffylas Vegas is in the middle of a desert but they don’t have that big of a water problem
Jack Mclaughlin
Jack Mclaughlin 26 gün önce
@egondrothats the middle east, NOT the american west. California was never meant to be a place where people stayed, a population of people came to california because of the gold mine. They were ok handling with the desert for a little to get some gold. Now people don’t want to live in crappy places anymore and want more food, more water, and as the population grow more and more people will want more stuff. Californians live on the small patch of shrinking greenland on the coast and now its taking there toll. But just know that california was never meant to be a place to stay, only gold was why people came there.
FluffinMcPuffin !
FluffinMcPuffin ! 27 gün önce
Nevada’s Las Vegas giant water shooting fountains are kept full in the desert where it evaporates like crazy, lawns are kept green in the desert, Cirque De Soleil is full of water.
The raider12
The raider12 Aylar önce
Couldn’t be me
WaJa Vlogs
WaJa Vlogs 2 aylar önce
welcome to vegas...oh wait even nevada gets more rain than ca at times
Rud Beckia
Rud Beckia 5 aylar önce
R.O. machines require lots of energy. Plus the maintenance, membranes ,high pressure pumps,volume pumps... interesting to see if photovoltaics can power a reverse osmosis plant.
Jeffery Baker
Jeffery Baker 5 aylar önce
Being a more than 60 year resident of the California Central Coast, and doing much traveling in the upper 2/3 of the state for the last 40 years, I have been watching the lakes and reservoirs dropping to near empty. Yet the California Aqueducts always has plenty of water flowing south to the lower end of the state. With Gavin Newsom wanting to create more Aqueduct to send more water south. I pass the San Luis Reservoir frequently, and it has remained being drained lower and lower for the last 20 years. I have been told unofficially, that this reservoir was built to send water south for a particular number of years. Maybe 50, and I would guess that the time is about up. I would be curious to know what Southern California has been doing to provide their own lakes and reservoirs to draw off of in the last 50 years, and when will that water get to be used more centrally in the state? I am on the Monterey Peninsula near the Salinas Valley, which also grows lots of produce used around the world, has SALT WATER INTRUSION, the need for DESALINATION ( which I hear that there is a DESALINATION plant at the local landfill, just needs to be turned on? ), but local water companies squabbling over rights to the water. And also, no one wants a plant in their backyard, such as Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, 17 MILE DRIVE, SPANISH BAY, etc. Yet all of Central California continues to build more and more homes, and California Government pushes the need to keep building more, and the farmers drill deeper into the next aquifer. When does it stop?
Turbo-Fan
Turbo-Fan 5 aylar önce
Saudi Arabia had a similar problem in the past, and they're using desalination plants to meet their water demands, in fact they are a major exporter in the region of food products and diary, which require enormous amount of water, if they can do it surely an advanced place like california can do it
Kholowed AL MOLD
Kholowed AL MOLD 5 aylar önce
كيف علمت ذلك؟
Business History
Business History 23 gün önce
Very informative video 👍
DrBernon
DrBernon 7 aylar önce
2:56 This is very funny. I'm Spanish, and those almond trees actually were imported from Spain during the colonization. And I say it is funny, because here in Spain almond trees have always being considered of "secano" meaning of no irrigation. Not only that, but they were planted in the poorest lands because they can handle mind-boggling droughts, along with rocky and poor terrains. If you guys are irrigating those, it is not because the trees need the water to live, but just to increase production. If you have a water shortage, the first thing you should do is cut off the irrigation of almond trees.
mark sherrill
mark sherrill 4 aylar önce
Wow.
Steven Kelly
Steven Kelly 6 aylar önce
@Beyond The Sunset what you wrote sounds like your typical, ignorant right wing white statement babbling.
rfxphoto
rfxphoto 6 aylar önce
It's the idiots running the state that won't let the reservoirs fill up ..
Swiss Carnivore
Swiss Carnivore 6 aylar önce
The Californian almond industry is an ecological disaster... Save the planet, eat meat!
C McHatton
C McHatton 6 aylar önce
Yes!
Michael Mckesson
Michael Mckesson 4 aylar önce
I have a solution! We in the mid west, and those along the Mississippi River will happily pipeline water all the way to you. But it will come with conditions. Mainly that no residents of California are allowed to leave. You have to stay there for life, and all your children as well. You may never exit California again.😄
Terrie C
Terrie C 4 aylar önce
The Colorado River supplies about 14 percent of the water used in California by agriculture, industry, commercial businesses, and residential customers. The Colorado River water is by far the most important source of water used in Southern California--accounting for over 60 percent of its water supply.
Austin Stitzel
Austin Stitzel 6 aylar önce
I think your videos are awesome!
Orange Orb
Orange Orb 5 aylar önce
The environmentalists helped create this disaster by preventing reservoirs from being built along with the politicians kicking the empty water can down the road.
No*Gamble No*Future
No*Gamble No*Future 2 aylar önce
11:52 I used to jump off that bridge into the water. The top of the arch was probably 50-60 feet above the water level.
Nen Master5
Nen Master5 2 aylar önce
Water-Shortages were also covered by Some-More-News.
Dane's WorlD
Dane's WorlD 3 aylar önce
Since ocean levels are rising and droughts are happening in the west coast of the states, we should make a deep canal starting in California going through Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico into the Gulf of California! I’m %100 positive that’ll solve the drought and help a little with rising sea levels! It’ll fill the underground empty pockets with water also the dirt and nature will filter the water so won’t be as salty! Instead of wasting millions of dollars on the plans with reseviors Or hopefully we get some very good rain again and at least try and capture most of the rain by getting a bunch of beavers 🦫 to try and save that water for as long as possible! The thing is these people in charge know of these solutions they just don’t want us with water ! My theory is because water is power and precious/help to people in many different ways not only mentally but means to make money ! The people in power don’t want that ! They rather act dumb and play/pay into ideas they know won’t work 🤦‍♂️
Daniel Knoll
Daniel Knoll 4 aylar önce
The untapped wealth of solar power seems like it could serve the process of desalinization or pumping of water to needed locations.
Maruku
Maruku 3 aylar önce
0:48 Actually, that’s a gigantic problem. Californias water problem shoulda been sliced by now using new technology, but the fact that it still has this problem showcases the laziness in human development. We’re not going fast enough in shoving the issues of drought.
Meatwadsan
Meatwadsan 7 aylar önce
The problem is that many of the states affected are approaching this by raising water rates rather than controlling the actual water supply and water usage. What has resulted is that individuals and businesses with deeper pockets continue using water at the amounts they are accustomed to, while everyone else conserves. That's why you still see golf courses, fancy homes, etc. still wasting water. They'll gladly just pay more money out to use all the water they desire, even though the higher rates don't contribute to increasing the water supply. The local water municipalities just use the extra money to pay off any fines they incur for not meeting water conservation regulations.
Meatwadsan
Meatwadsan 6 aylar önce
@Missab4000 California does not mandate that golf courses uses reclaimed water, so only some have elected to do so, not all. Additionally, I never said I was talking about drinking water. And even those using reclaimed water still does not increase the overall water supply as water used for lawns is still water removed from the supply. Hence, why Las Vegas is also removing grass and lawns despite extensive use of reclaimed water. Reclaimed water is simply water that has not been fully filtered, and if fully filtered, can be returned as drinking water. RealLifeLore has other videos that cover all of this.
CWR
CWR 6 aylar önce
the extra fees should be going towards improving water infrastructure, conservation methods, so on and so forth. So, if a company or individual wants to use more and be fined for it, then that money should be used appropriately
Lonely
Lonely 6 aylar önce
ⁿ09
Missab4000
Missab4000 6 aylar önce
All golf courses in CA are watered with recycled water. That has nothing to do with drinking water.
Brussel Sprout
Brussel Sprout 6 aylar önce
Great comment.
Jackson Gould
Jackson Gould 6 aylar önce
California water agreements and infrastructure are incredibly complex covering federal, state, and often local water projects and rights. The amount of water being used by agriculture is simply not sustainable in anyway. The new word that experts are using to describe the situation in the American Southwest more broadly is aridification because drought implies a return to a baseline. However, due to climate change we are way past that point and water supplies will continue to dwindle. We must cut water use with agriculture in the state which is huge ($50billion annually) but only 2% of the state’s $3.6 trillion GDP. Agricultural practices must adapt by using more regenerative farming practices, including things like no till, cover cropping if appropriate, and growing different crops. CA among others like AZ, NV, and NM have to change agreements on water sharing and base them on lowered estimates of actual water availability. The Colorado River is way over allocated and so are many rivers in CA as well like the San Joaquin which means that there’s more water being used than actually exists in practice.
English In Context
English In Context 5 aylar önce
Interesting video. My understanding is that the green movement won't allow new reservoirs to be built or desalination plants. Similarly, many of the forest fires which burn homes are the result of the green lobby preventing forest management (fire breaks etc). This information may be inaccurate, but if we look at current events some countries are devastating their agricultural sector in the name of net zero carbon emissions. So my understanding may well be correct. This is a form of insanity.
Lenard Poon
Lenard Poon 5 aylar önce
But those same green SoKal So-Kalled environmentalists have no problem stealing and killing the Colorado River. Arrogant and entitled.
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