New Poll Finds Two-thirds of Californians Concerned about Water Supply, Wildfires

Nearly two-thirds of California residents are concerned about the water supply in their region and the increase of wildfires and drought due to climate change, according to polling data released Thursday by the Public Policy Institute of California.

The institute’s 21st annual environmental survey polled 1,569 state residents, including 937 likely voters, earlier this month on environmental issues and concerns.

The survey found that one-quarter of participants said water supply and the state's ongoing drought are their top environmental concerns, followed by 17% saying wildfires, 13% saying climate change and 6% saying air pollution.

Water supply was a concern for a majority of survey participants in each area of the state—the central valley, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties and the San Francisco Bay Area.

However, just under 60% of those polled in Southern California said their region's water supply was a big problem, while 67% of those in the central valley and 70% of those in the Bay Area said it was a big problem.

“It’s also the most important issue for Democrats and independents while Republicans are equally likely to say the drought or wildfires are the biggest issue,” said Rachel Lawler, a survey analyst with the PPIC.

At least 69 % of participants in each geographic region said they’ve taken steps to reduce their water use to some extent, with 90% of Bay Area participants saying they've done so.

The survey found that 68% of all adults said the state is already dealing with the effects of climate change, including 82% of Democratic respondents.

Just 44% of Republicans, however, said the same and 20% of Republican respondents believe the state will never feel the effects of climate change, Lawler said.

“I think Republicans in California are different than, maybe, Republicans in other states or nationwide, but as far as that goes, I think a majority across the notion that it is happening, just to some different degrees,” she said.

Republican survey participants were also far less likely than Democrats and independents to support three of the state's policies to combat climate change: banning new fracking permits by 2024, banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 and conserving 30% of land and water by 2030.

Only the land and water conservation received majority support from Republican respondents at 51%, while 93% of Democrats, 7% of independents and 76% of all adults said they supported it.

Democrats were the only partisan group with majority support for the gas-powered vehicle ban, which Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last fall. The survey found that 69% of Democratic respondents supported the policy while 14% of Republicans, 42% of independents and 49% of all adults supported the ban.

A majority of respondents said they supported the ways in which both Newsom and President Joe Biden are handling environmental issues, with 59% approving of Newsom and 61% approving Biden.

 

39 Comments

  1. It would be wonderful if at least two-thirds of Californians vote to recall Gavin Newsom on
    September 14, 2021. Be on the look out, ballots will be mailed out on August 16, 2021. Vote “Yes” to recall Gavin Newsom. Check out recallgavin2020.com. Let’s elect a real Governor who can fix California’s biggest problems, not create them!!!

  2. There’s a pretty simple solution to the water shortage: Stop discharging 80% of our freshwater to the ocean and the problem is immediately solved. However, in California we’d rather start water rationing and instead dump our water into the ocean.

  3. JOE SMITH you wrote:

    “There’s a pretty simple solution to the water shortage: Stop discharging 80% of our freshwater to the ocean and the problem is immediately solved. However, in California we’d rather start water rationing and instead dump our water into the ocean.”

    AS USUAL YOU ARE MISLEADING THE READERS HERE, YES 50-70% OF RAINWATER SIMPLY GOES INTO THE OCEAN, PLEASE SHOW US HOW TO CAPTURE THAT MUCH WATER? HOWEVER, THE FACT THAT WE GET NO MORE THAT 25 INCHES OF RAIN A YEAR AND WE EVAPORATE 65 INCHES EVERY YEAR FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS. EVEN IF WE CAUGHT ALL THE RAIN BEFORE DISCHARGE, WE ARE LOSING 2 TIMES THAT MUCH WATER DUE TO EVAPORATION.

  4. NWS,

    I CANNOT BELEIVE YOU ARE BLAMING NEWSOM FOR THE CLIMATE OR THE DRAUGHT. YOU OBVIOUSLY KNOW THAT THE WORLDWIDE CHANGES ARE WAY ABOVE HIS PAY GRADE. IN ANY EVENT TO MAKE POLITICS OUT OF WHAT HAS BEEN PREDICTED SINCE THE 1970S BY CARL SAGAN OF ALL PEOPLE IS RICH.

    ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT YOU HAVE YOUR POLITICAL AGENDSA, I SUSPECT YOU ARE A PAID POLITICAL OPERATIVE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A WRITER OF FALSE INFORMATION. IF NECCESSARY i WILL COPY YOUR WRITINGS FROM ANOTHER STROY TO PROVE IT.

  5. Before y’all hate on them evil almonds or rice, as at least one local guy likes to, recall if you can that half the water use in the state is environmental. Next is ag at 40% (“80% of water used,” as certain people say all the time), then urban at 10%.

    Reform environmental uses, raise Shasta Dam and build Sites, dam North Coast rivers if needed later. Otherwise it’s dishonest to say nothing can be done.

  6. NOT SUCKERED,

    THIS IS WHERE WE CAN BE IN THE STRONGEST AGREEMENT. YES SOMETHING CAN BE DONE, BUILD ABOUT 30-40 WATER DESALINATION, DETOXIFICATION, AND FILTRATION SYSTEMS DRAWING FROM THE SEA..

    THEY MAY BE COSTlY, BUT ONCE ON-LINE IT WILL MAKE FOR RELAIABLE WATER. WE MAY NEED TO BUILD SOME MORE NUCLEAR ELECTRIC GENERATORS TOO, UNLESS WE USE SEA WATER TO OPERATE FuEL CELL ELECTRIC GENERATION. I AM NOT OPPOSED TO NUCLEAR IF IT IS SAFE AND CAN BE PROPERLY OPERATED. OUR ONLY PROBLEM IS THE WASTE, BUT IF I REMEMBER SODIUM COOLED REACTORS PRODUCE GREATLY LESSER WASTE AND OPERATE WELL. WITH OUR CURRENT TECHNOLOGY WE CAN SAFELY BUILD SODIUM COOLED REACTORS NOW.

    i HOPE THIS IS A PLEASANT SURPRISE TO YOU.

  7. The article lacks any link that would take you to the actual survey so you could maybe get an idea of OTHER issues important to state residents.
    Was this survey only asking questions related to climate change? I suspect that there might be other things important to residents.

    Maybe a survey that gives numbers on the eviction moratorium from non payment of rent?
    How about homelessness? Our increased crime rate and decriminalized shoplifting and how it will effect retail business?

    It seems that our policy institute is very selective in their surveys.

  8. Support the RECALL GAVIN NEWSOM Effort! We need to put CA Priorities above Liberal Elite (Getty Funded) politicians who push feel good pie in the sky promises to get elected. The problem with Newsom’s priorities for California: housing, health care, education, & child care is that this way “Out Of Depth” GovNew(TAX)som has NO PLAN for the most obvious chronic problem facing CA, WATER SUPPLY and ignores other problems like: RELIABLE Energy supply, Infrastructure DECAY (poorly maintained roads & bridges), Traffic Congestion, and devastating & deadly FIRES through poorly managed rural lands.

    “Notice how Newsom’s Priorities are SOCIAL PROGRAMS aligned with Special Interests.
    If you replace “housing, health care, education, and child care” with “the homeless industrial complex, taxpayer subsidized health insurance, and teachers unions (childcare a subset of that), you get the picture.
    Liberal Elites like Newsom main focus is special interest groups like the Sierra Club. For example, one solution to the Water Supply problem is additional Storage Capacity, which is opposed by environmentalists and Eco-terrorist groups (ie. Sierra Club, among others).

  9. WILLIANM ASBLESS, AND CA PATRIOT,

    FIRST STOP POSING UNDER A FAKE NAME ON ANY WEBSITE!!!

    sTOP MAKING YOUR LIVING OFF OF BEING PAID TO MAKE POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS IN THESE WEBSITES!!!!

    AND STICK TO THE TOPIC OF THE STORY HERE!!!!

    YOU ARE POSTING IRRELAVANT WORDS AND DISTRACTING FROM THE TOPIC REGARDING THE READERS.

    SAN JOSE INSIDE YOU CLAIM TO MODERATE THIS FORUM, WILL YOU STOP LETTING THIS FAKE POLITICAL ADVERTISING FROM BEING POSTED, IT RUINS YOUR SERVICES!!!

  10. Potato-

    I’m no longer willing to respond to your utter lunatic rants and absolute word salad of paranoid drivel.

    Your bizarre responses suggest you have a serious mental illness or addiction.

    Get help before it’s too late.

  11. WILLIAM ASHBLESS You wrote:

    “Get help before it’s too late.”

    IS THAT A PERSONAL THREAT? ARE YOU MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS DID? YOU WROTE:

    “I’m no longer willing to respond to your utter lunatic rants and absolute word salad of paranoid drivel.”

    BUT YOU JUST DID< THANK YOU. You wrote:

    “Your bizarre responses suggest you have a serious mental illness or addiction.”

    PLEASE GO ON? SHOW WHAT CREDENTIALS YOU HAVE, WHAT STANDARDS OF THE ESTABLISHED CRITERIA THAT YOU CLAIM I HAVE SUCH A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS OR ADDICTION? AND IF YOU WERE A LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER, PSYCHOLOGIST, OR PSYCHIATRIST, WRITING WHAT YOU DO CAN GET YOUR LICENSE PULLED.

    I KNOW WHY YOU REACTED, YOU ARE PAID TO TYPE COMMENTS ON “LOCAL NEWS” FORUMS FOR POLITICAL ADVERTISING AREN’T YOU. IT IS WELL KNOWN IT IS CALLED “ASTROTURFING”. PLEASE PROVIDE PROOF YOU ARE NOT A PAID PROFESSIONAL?

    I USE MY REAL NAME, AND YOU CAN SEE MY PROFESSIONAL WORK HAS NO RELATIONSHIP TO POLITICS.

    LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE JUST GOT CAUGHT.

    IN ANY EVENT DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO DISCUSS ABOUT THE WAY WE ARE GOING TO GET MORE WATER, GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT THE MOUNTAIN SNOW IS FADING AWAY, AND THERE IS LESS THAN 1/3RD THE RAIN TO MAKE UP FOR THE EVAPORATION OF WATER IN THE STATE EVERY YEAR FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS? JUST CURIOUS?

  12. “New Poll Finds Two-thirds of Californians Concerned about Water Supply, Wildfires”

    Wow, what a headline. If they had added in those against kitten juggling, they could have reported that well over 90% are “concerned” about blah, blah blah.

    Who, exactly, is not concerned about wildfires? What group of miscreants support wildfires? The San Jose Inside needs to track these people down and summarily punish them. Either lashes or time in the stock seems appropriate to me.

    California is a semi-arid region state. If you want to stop the water shortages, we have to build additional storage or develop expensive desalinization.

    Unfortunately either of these options would be opposed by every environmental group known to man. (and all of their intersectional allies) And, these environmental groups would make certain that nothing would get done for decades. So, we need to start yesterday.

  13. HB you wrote:

    “California is a semi-arid region state. If you want to stop the water shortages, we have to build additional storage OR develop expensive desalinization.”

    ACTUALLY, WE HAVE TO DO BOTH. BECAUSE WATER STORAGE ONLY WORKS IF YOU HAVE MORE SUPPLY THAN DEMAND. OR YOU HAVE MORE SUPPLY AND NO LOSS DUE TO THINGS LIKE EVAPORATION. I AGREE WE WILL NEED MORE WATER STORAGE THAT IS VAPOR LOCKED SO THAT EVAPORATION LOSS IS PREVENTED. BUT WE STILL NEED THE ACQUISITION OF MORE WATER OTHER THAN RAIN AS I DESCRIBED EARLIER. You wrote:

    “Unfortunately either of these options would be opposed by every environmental group known to man. (and all of their intersectional allies) And, these environmental groups would make certain that nothing would get done for decades. So, we need to start yesterday.”

    PLEASE PROVIDE SOME PROOF OF THIS CLAIM? BECAUSE SO FAR NO ONE I KNOW OF EVER SAID THAT ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS WERE AGAINST GETTING MORE SOURCES OF WATER. THEY HAVE THOUGH POINTED OUT THAT THE CURRENT RAIN AND EXISTING STORES (LIKE PERMANENT MOUNTAIN SNOW CAPS) ARE AT CRITICALLY LOW LEVELS. IF THE CURRENT TREND CONTINUES THERE WILL BE NO PERMANENT SNOW CAPS AND THE DAMS ARE GOING TO BE TRYING TO CONTAIN NOTHING AT ALL. AND THAT DIVERSION OF WATER FROM AREAS WHERE THERE ARE “THREATENED” BUT “PROTECTED” SPECIES MAKE TAKING THOSE RESOURCES A PROBLEM.

    JUST BE CAREFUL AND NOT “PARAPHRASE” WHAT OTHERS SAY OR DO INACCURATELY.

  14. Gavin Newsom is out of his depth and lives in a bubble populated by his friends, supporters, and special interests. His failure to take any steps to address California’s chronic problems is the most glaring example. Asking CA residents to reduce water use by 25% is a joke and will not markedly improve any drought conditions.
    “50% of California’s water supply goes to Environmental uses, 40% is converted to the food we eat and the clothes we wear, and the remaining 10% is for urban use.
    Families did not waste their way into a water shortage and cannot conserve their way out.
    Saving 25% of a 10% use equals 2.5%.
    Ongoing water releases continue to put fish over people, and both are suffering.”

    Meanwhile CA has been letting water out of reservoirs for months – and it’s not going to farmers, growers, ranchers or urban use. Environmental policy says the water “flows” from reservoirs are necessary to produce a rebound of endangered Delta smelt and Chinook salmon. But these policies are a failure as neither species have been collected in all of the latest trawling surveys, where they spend several days a month searching in more than 200 spots. The reservoir water flows are not saving fish at all, Gavin Newsom says we are heading into a multi year drought, but continues to release water through the Delta, and into the Pacific Ocean anyway.

  15. and yet the state is paying $250m to put in a 1.7 acre garden with some studio condos stapled on that “aim” to grow 20000 lbs of food by volunteers and professional vagrant chasers, genius

  16. CA PATRIOT you wrote:

    “Gavin Newsom is out of his depth and lives in a bubble populated by his friends, supporters, and special interests. His failure to take any steps to address California’s chronic problems is the most glaring example. Asking CA residents to reduce water use by 25% is a joke and will not markedly improve any drought conditions.”

    AGAIN THIS IS JUST A POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT DISGUISED BY AN ANONYMOUS POSTER NOT DISCLOSING WHETHER IT HAS A POLITICAL OR FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST. You wrote:

    ““50% of California’s water supply goes to Environmental uses, 40% is converted to the food we eat and the clothes we wear, and the remaining 10% is for urban use.
    Families did not waste their way into a water shortage and cannot conserve their way out.
    Saving 25% of a 10% use equals 2.5%.
    Ongoing water releases continue to put fish over people, and both are suffering.”

    FIRST, I WILL NOT FIND YOUR RESOURCE YOU MUST PROVIDE IT. OTHERWISE, YOUR TO USE THE TERM “ASSUMING FACTS **NOT** IN EVIDENCE”. IN WHICH I INVOKE MY OBJECTION. THE READERS NEED TO SEE YOUR EVIDENCE. You wrote:

    “Meanwhile CA has been letting water out of reservoirs for months – and it’s not going to farmers, growers, ranchers or urban use. Environmental policy says the water “flows” from reservoirs are necessary to produce a rebound of endangered Delta smelt and Chinook salmon. But these policies are a failure as neither species have been collected in all of the latest trawling surveys, where they spend several days a month searching in more than 200 spots. The reservoir water flows are not saving fish at all, Gavin Newsom says we are heading into a multi year drought, but continues to release water through the Delta, and into the Pacific Ocean anyway.”

    AGAIN EITHER PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF THIS NEWS ESPECIALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF WHETHER WE AT THAT TIME WAS RECIEVEING ADEQUATE WATER REPLENISHMENT. PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF ARE KNOWN TO TAKE INFORMATION OUT OF CONTEXT OR WORSE TO BE DECEPTIVE.

    MAKE SURE YOUR RESOURCES ARE NOT WRITTEN BY POLITICAL INTERESTS, NOR ONES WITH ANY FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST TOO. AND IF THE AUTHOR OR ORGANIZATION REFUSES TO DISCLOSE THAT INFORMATION, THE READERS CAN EASILY DISREGARD THE CLAIMS. OTHERWISE, YOU ARE JUST COPYING FROM RESOURCES THAT ARE LIKELY TAINTED SO MUCH THEY WOULD NEVER BE CONSIDERED VALID TESTIMONY OR EVIDENCE IN EITHER A COURT OR IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.

  17. CA PATRIOT

    I COULD NOT HELP MYSELF YOU CUT AND PASTED AN ARTICLE FROM A WEBSITE EDITORIAL, NOT A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PAPER WRITTEN BY A PERSON WITH A FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST. THE STORY IS TITLED “California Releasing Water from Reservoirs, Claiming Drought Conditions: The state has wasted enough water to meet the needs of 80 million people for a year” By Katy Grimes, April 7, 2021 4:13 pm

    KATY GRIME IS AN AUTHOR THAT WROTE A BOOK TITLED “California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses? Paperback – September 9, 2017” AND AMAZON DESCRIBED IT AS:

    “”CALIFORNIA’S WAR AGAINST DONALD TRUMP” TAKES A THOROUGH, ANALYTICAL LOOK INTO THE CLASH BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP’S POLICIES AND THOSE OF CALIFORNIA’S LIBERAL LEADERS WHO HAVE MOUNTED A VIGOROUS “RESISTANCE,” AND REVEALS JUST WHO IS WINNING, AND LOSING, FROM ALL THE POLITICAL GRANDSTANDING. With hundreds of references cited, dealing with subjects spanning sanctuary city policies, to “The Wall,” to healthcare, education, the temporary travel ban, federal regulatory policy, thwarting enforcement of immigration laws, AND ESPECIALLY CLIMATE CHANGE, the battle between liberal Democrats in Sacramento and Trump and the Republicans in control in Washington, D.C. IS VIVIDLY DETAILED, FROM A PERSPECTIVE THAT AGREES WITH TRUMP THAT CALIFORNIA IS “OUT OF CONTROL,” AND THAT POLITICIANS WOULD DO MUCH BETTER FOR THE STATE BY DROPPING THE HOSTILITY AND FINDING SOME SORT OF COMMON GROUND.”

    HARDLY AN OBJECTIVE AUTHOR OF ANY STORY, SHE HAS A DIRECT POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST. YOU REALLY SHOULD KNOW BETTER. FIRST THAT ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN APRIL 2021, MONTHS BEFORE THE CURRENT CRISIS. THIS ARTICLE TRIED TO SAY THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS SOLVING THE PROBLEM WHEN IT STATED:

    “Just last year in February 2020, then-President Donald Trump signed an order to divert water in Northern California from the San Francisco Bay area to the Central Valley, to help farmers and ranchers in the San Joaquin Valley get access to more water after years of inadequate amounts of water and generally poor water quality. THE ORDER WAS WIDELY SEEN AS LIKELY SINCE IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS PROTECTIONS ON SOME CENTRAL AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FISH POPULATIONS, SUCH AS THE CHINOOK SALMON, WERE LIFTED IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR AS CALIFORNIA GLOBE REPORTED.

    In October 2018, President Trump signed a memorandum on “PROMOTING THE RELIABLE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF WATER IN THE WEST” which included guidance and direction on the process. (DOI news release) In the President’s memorandum, he says “Decades of uncoordinated, piecemeal regulatory actions have diminished the ability of our Federal infrastructure, however, to deliver water and power in an efficient, cost‑effective way,” also warning that unless addressed right now, “fragmented policies and fragmented regulation of water infrastructure will continue to produce inefficiencies, unnecessary burdens, and conflict among the Federal Government, States, tribes, and local public agencies that deliver water to their citizenry.”

    As California Rep. Tom McClintock has said for years, “droughts are naturally occurring, water shortages are man-made.” He also has warned for many years, “WE LIVE IN ONE OF THE MOST WATER-RICH REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY – YET WE HAVE NOT BUILT A MAJOR RESERVOIR IN THIS STATE SINCE 1979. MEANWHILE, THE POPULATION HAS NEARLY DOUBLED. THE SAD, SIMPLE FACT IS THAT WE WILL NEVER SOLVE OUR WATER PROBLEMS UNTIL WE START BUILDING NEW DAMS ONCE AGAIN.””

    BUT THE KEY PROBLEM IS LACK OF SUPPLY, AND DONALD TRUMP DID NOT ACTUALLY FIGURE OUT A WAY TO INCREASE IT. NOR DID HIS ADMINISTRATION SOLVE THE SO-CALLED FRAGMENTED POLICIES OR REGULATION EITHER. REP TOM MCCLINTOCK CLAIMED THAT CALIFORNIA WAS “, “We live in one of the most water-rich regions of the country – yet we have not built a major reservoir in this state since 1979.” BUT HE WAS WRONG IF YOU JUST LOOK AT THE NOAA DATA FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS, IT WILL SHOW THAT WATER RESOURCES HAVE BEEN DECLINING FOR MORE THAT 50 YEARS. BUILDING DAMS WHERE THERE IS NO WATER WILL JUST LEAVE A LOT OF MONEY WASTER BECAUSE NO WATER WILL BE BEHIND THE DAMS.

  18. News flash! Trump is no longer the president! Read all about it!

    The Republicans haven’t run CA since the Terminator (a Dem in Reps clothes) was elected in a recall of G Davis in 2003. Gee, a recall, that sounds familiar.

  19. HB You wrote:

    “News flash! Trump is no longer the president! Read all about it!”

    FIRST, YOU KNOW THAT OUT OF THE LAST 50 YEARS THERE HAS BEEN EQUAL POWERS OF BOTH SIDES. BUT JUST FYI THE LIST IS :

    Ronald Reagan (REP) (1967-1975) , Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown (DEM) (1975-1983) 35. George Deukmejian (REP) (1983-1991), Pete Wilson (REP) (1991-1999) , Gray Davis (DEM) (1999-2003), Arnold Schwarzenegger (REP) (2003-2011) , Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown (DEM) (2011-2019) AND Gavin Newsom (DEM) (2019-).

    THE WATER SHORTAGES WERE WELL KNOWN SINCE 1971 HERE IS A SMALL QUOTE:

    “California is no stranger to drought; it is a recurring feature of our climate. We recently experienced the 5-year event of 2012-2016, and other notable historical droughts included 2007-09, 1987-92, 1976-77, and off-and-on dry conditions spanning more than a decade in the 1920s and 1930s.”( https://water.ca.gov/water-basics/drought)

    BUT THAT IS THE EXTREME CONDITION CALLED DROUGHT, THE FACTS ARE ON VERY RARE OCCASIONS HAVE WE EVER GOT ADEQUATE RAIN TO COMPETE WITH THE LOSS DUE TO EVAPORATION. IN THE LA RAIN HISTORY OF THE LAST 50 YEARS THERE WAS 730 INCHES OF RAIN AN AVERAGE OF 14 INCHES OF RAIN A YEAR. SINCE THE AVERAGE EVAPORATION IS 65 INCHES A YEAR, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE (RESERVES) OR PERMANENT LOSS OF WATER CAN COME FROM 730 INCHES OF RAIN SUBTRACTED BY 3250 INCHES OF EVAPORATION WHICH RESULTS IN A DEFICIT OF 2530 INCHES OR 210 FEET. THIS IS JUST THE FACTS. You wrote:

    “The Republicans haven’t run CA since the Terminator (a Dem in Reps clothes) was elected in a recall of G Davis in 2003. Gee, a recall, that sounds familiar.”

    AGAIN, NOTHING BUT A POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT, NOT EVEN DISCUSSION THE TOPIC, AND PROVIDING NO CONTRIBUTION REGARDING THE DISCUSSION. WHY ARE THESE ASTROTURFERS ALLOWED TO ABUSE THIS FORUM IN THIS WAY?

  20. HB you wrote:

    “Change forums if you don’t like. Or, in the alternative, at least stop your braying.”

    THANKS FOR ADMOITTING YOU ARE ABUSING THE FORUM. THAT’S WHAT YOU JUST DID. IN ANY CASE WHAT ON TOPIC DO YOU WANT TO DISCUSS? OR DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING AT ALL TO DISCUSS CONSTRUCTIVELY? OR ARE YOU JUST IN AN ABUSIVE MODE AND THROW OUT PERSONAL INSULTS TO ANYONE THAT DISAGREES WITH YOU?

  21. StevenG, Well at least we agree that former President Trump was looking out for Poorly led one-party liberal states such as CA, but the decades of special interest catering and one (mis-guided) party leadership has done such severe damage that takes more time to correct in one or 2 terms.
    The issue at hand is the current failed leadership of CA that would squander the budget surplus on social programs that are not sustainable while failing to provide the proper infrastructure for long term water and energy sustainability.
    You must have moved to CA after the 2017 drought breaking rainfalls that were flushed to the oceans due to dam removals (due to eco-terrorist environmentalists) and broken/ failing dams and gates that could not contain the rains due to decades of infrastructure neglect.
    Bait & Switch DEMs like Gavin New(TAX)som directly SPIT In The FACE of CA Voters when he redirected the increased 2017 SB 1 (Road Repair and Accountability Act) Gas Tax & vehicle fee dollars to his pet projects like railways to nowhere. instead of the “advertised” purpose to fix freeways, bridges, local roads… various infrastructure projects around the state.
    “Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order Authorizing Theft of Voter-Approved Gas Tax Money
    Order violates Prop. 69, while eliminating highway expansion and repair projects”

  22. CA PATRIOT you wrote:

    “You must have moved to CA after the 2017 drought breaking rainfalls that were flushed to the oceans due to dam removals (due to eco-terrorist environmentalists) and broken/ failing dams and gates that could not contain the rains due to decades of infrastructure neglect.”

    I WENT TO COLLEGE FROM 1996-2002 AND MOVED BACK IN 2007. DID YOU AT LEAST READ THE PARAGRAPH I SUBMITTED THAT STATED:

    ““California is no stranger to drought; it is a recurring feature of our climate. We recently experienced the 5-year event of 2012-2016, and other notable historical droughts included 2007-09, 1987-92, 1976-77, and off-and-on dry conditions spanning more than a decade in the 1920s and 1930s.”( https://water.ca.gov/water-basics/drought)”

    JUST UNDERSTAND THAT THE FACT THAT OUT OF THE LAST 20 YEARS WE HAD SEVERE DROUGHT FOR 10 YEARS, PERHAPS ONLY ONE WHAT YOU DESCRIBED AS A WET YEAR IN 2017, BUT THE REST DID NOT ACTUALLY HELP OUR WATER TABLES AT ALL. THE MERC (https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/08/california-storms-wettest-water-year-so-far-in-122-years-of-records/) DID SAY THAT CALIFORNIA GOT 27.8 INCHES OF RAIN THAT YEAR, BUT AGAIN THE AVERAGE EVAPORATION RATE IS 65 INCHES A YEAR. THUS THAT YEAR DID NOT ACTUALLY RESTORE ANY WATER WE WERE LOSING IT JUST WAS A MINOR SLOWDOWN. YOU REALLY HAVE TO LOOK AT A BROADER PICTURE. BUT YOU WILL NOT READ ANYTHING YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH.

    AND WHEN YOU DESCRIBED DECADES OF INFRASTRUCTURE NEGLECT, REMEMBER THAT FRO 200-2021 THE GOVERNORS WERE Gray Davis (DEM) (1999-2003), Arnold Schwarzenegger (REP) (2003-2011) , Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown (DEM) (2011-2019) AND Gavin Newsom (DEM) (2019-).

    AS FAR AS PROPORTION OF RESPONSIBILITY GOES THE GOVERNOR DOES NOT HAVE THE ABSOLUTE POWER TO FIX THE PROBLEMS SINCE IT REQUIRES FEDERAL MANAGEMENT OF THE WATER RESOURCES ON FEDERAL LANDS, AND THAT FUNDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE ARE IN THE HAND OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

    SINCE ALL DURING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION FROM 2000-2008, WHEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAD POWER NO FUNDS OR PROJECTS WERE AUTHORIZED. DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THERE WAS NO APPROVAL OF PROJECTS OR FUNDS DUE TO REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTION. DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION NO PROJECTS OR FUNDS WERE AUTHORIZED EITHER BY THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. ACTUALLY IF BIDENS INFRASTRUCTURE BILL IS PASSED THER WILL BE PROJECTS AND FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR A CHANGE.

    THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAD 8 YEARS OF REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP AND 12 OF DEMOCRAT, AND NEITHER COULD DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE THE FUNDS OR THE LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO ACT ON THE WATER CRISIS. MAYBE THIS YEAR WE CAN GET SOME NOW THAT THERE ARE FEDERAL FUNDS?

    IN THE END YOUR COMPLAINTS ARE NOT VALID OR EVEN ACCURATE. YOU ARE JUST ACTING AS AN ADVERTISEMET REGARDING THE RECALL EELCTION AND THIS NEWSPAPER HAS FAILED TO MODERATE TO FORUM!!!

  23. CA PATRIOT you wrote:

    “You must have moved to CA after the 2017 drought breaking rainfalls that were flushed to the oceans due to dam removals (due to eco-terrorist environmentalists) and broken/ failing dams and gates that could not contain the rains due to decades of infrastructure neglect.”

    I WENT TO COLLEGE FROM 1996-2002 AND MOVED BACK IN 2007. DID YOU AT LEAST READ THE PARAGRAPH I SUBMITTED THAT STATED:

    ““California is no stranger to drought; it is a recurring feature of our climate. We recently experienced the 5-year event of 2012-2016, and other notable historical droughts included 2007-09, 1987-92, 1976-77, and off-and-on dry conditions spanning more than a decade in the 1920s and 1930s.”( https://water.ca.gov/water-basics/drought)”

  24. CA PATRIOT you wrote:

    JUST UNDERSTAND THAT THE FACT THAT OUT OF THE LAST 20 YEARS WE HAD SEVERE DROUGHT FOR 10 YEARS, PERHAPS ONLY ONE WHAT YOU DESCRIBED AS A WET YEAR IN 2017, BUT THE REST DID NOT ACTUALLY HELP OUR WATER TABLES AT ALL. THE MERC (https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/08/california-storms-wettest-water-year-so-far-in-122-years-of-records/) DID SAY THAT CALIFORNIA GOT 27.8 INCHES OF RAIN THAT YEAR, BUT AGAIN THE AVERAGE EVAPORATION RATE IS 65 INCHES A YEAR. THUS THAT YEAR DID NOT ACTUALLY RESTORE ANY WATER WE WERE LOSING IT JUST WAS A MINOR SLOWDOWN. YOU REALLY HAVE TO LOOK AT A BROADER PICTURE. BUT YOU WILL NOT READ ANYTHING YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH.

  25. CA PATRIOT you wrote:

    AND WHEN YOU DESCRIBED DECADES OF INFRASTRUCTURE NEGLECT, REMEMBER THAT FRO 200-2021 THE GOVERNORS WERE Gray Davis (DEM) (1999-2003), Arnold Schwarzenegger (REP) (2003-2011) , Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown (DEM) (2011-2019) AND Gavin Newsom (DEM) (2019-).

    AS FAR AS PROPORTION OF RESPONSIBILITY GOES THE GOVERNOR DOES NOT HAVE THE ABSOLUTE POWER TO FIX THE PROBLEMS SINCE IT REQUIRES FEDERAL MANAGEMENT OF THE WATER RESOURCES ON FEDERAL LANDS, AND THAT FUNDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE ARE IN THE HAND OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

    SINCE ALL DURING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION FROM 2000-2008, WHEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAD POWER NO FUNDS OR PROJECTS WERE AUTHORIZED. DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THERE WAS NO APPROVAL OF PROJECTS OR FUNDS DUE TO REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTION. DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION NO PROJECTS OR FUNDS WERE AUTHORIZED EITHER BY THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. ACTUALLY IF BIDENS INFRASTRUCTURE BILL IS PASSED THER WILL BE PROJECTS AND FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR A CHANGE.

    THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAD 8 YEARS OF REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP AND 12 OF DEMOCRAT, AND NEITHER COULD DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE THE FUNDS OR THE LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO ACT ON THE WATER CRISIS. MAYBE THIS YEAR WE CAN GET SOME NOW THAT THERE ARE FEDERAL FUNDS?

    IN THE END YOUR COMPLAINTS ARE NOT VALID OR EVEN ACCURATE. YOU ARE JUST ACTING AS AN ADVERTISEMENT REGARDING THE RECALL ELECTION AND THIS NEWSPAPER HAS FAILED TO MODERATE TO FORUM!!!

  26. We need a Governor who can produce real solutions for California’s problems. I’m tired of being told when I can and can’t use water. I’m tired of being told when I can and can’t use electricity. This is not a viable solution. Vote to recall Gavin Newsom.

  27. Goodness! People need to stop siding with one party of their choice and start using their common sense to make an educated decision. Majority of these politicians are in office for their personal interest — and they have problems of saying things that are mostly false. It’s like story telling to them.

    Look, whether you’re Republicans, Democrats, Independent, or Green party, just use your common sense. I know Gavin has a lot of issues I disagree, but his mask mandate and business to temporarily shutdown during the pandemic is the RIGHT CALL.

    I definitely DISAGREE with him regarding immigration and releasing inmates last year, BUT you win some, you lose some.

    Democrats vs. Republicans — pick one of the lesser evil. At the moment, Republicans have a serious issue in which make George W. Bush’s Iraq Invasion is brilliant.

    Regarding the water crisis, mandate the rich to stop hogging all the water. We know they can afford it. We know if California rises the water bill, they still can afford. SO, the only way to make these people to stop wasting water is to mandate them to STOP or face jail time. I am referring to the rich in LA and the BAY AREA.

    This country definitely need a daddy to put down the hammer. Republicans are acting like a spoil brats, and Democrats aren’t much better.

  28. NWS, Bait & Switch Politician Gavin New(TAX)som is focused on catering to his Special Interest groups to Buy his way out of RECALL – it will only get worse if he retains office.
    “California Gov. Newsom Using Stimulus To Buy His Way Out Of Recall”
    Gavin Newsom trying to “..expand the Golden State stimulus relief package to include $600 stimulus checks for households making up to $75,000.
    He also plans to give an additional $500 to families with children as well
    as $500 to ILLEGAL immigrant families.”

  29. Tea Maker, Residential water use is not the cause or solution for CA’s natural drought cycles.
    “Water in California is shared across three main sectors..roughly 50% environmental, 40% agricultural, and 10% urban”. Despite population growth, total urban (household) water use has also fallen – from 231 gallons per day (GPD) in 1990 to 180 GPD in 2010, and 146 GPD in 2015 in response to drought- related conservation requirements.
    And as we learned in the last drought conserving household water just leads to higher bills as water department revenue (based on usage) declines.
    “California Water Rates Rise as Cities Lose Money in Drought”
    Water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve in response to California’s four-year dry spell.

  30. NWS you wrote::

    “We need a Governor who can produce real solutions for California’s problems. I’m tired of being told when I can and can’t use water. I’m tired of being told when I can and can’t use electricity. This is not a viable solution. Vote to recall Gavin Newsom.”

    PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT AS MUCH AS 70% OF THE SO CALLED “WATERSHED” LAND IS NOT UNDER STATE CONTROL. IT IS FEDERAL LAND. THUS NO GOVERNOR CAN EVEN TOUCH IT. GRANTED THE REAL PROBLEM AGAIN IS THE LONG TERM LACK OF RAIN AND THE ENORMOUS EVAPORATION OF EXISTING WATER AND THE PERMEANT LOSS OF WATER IN THE FEDERAL AREAS THAT FEED THE STATE ONES. RIGHT?

  31. TEA MAKER You wrote:

    “Goodness! People need to stop siding with one party of their choice and start using their common sense to make an educated decision. Majority of these politicians are in office for their personal interest — and they have problems of saying things that are mostly false. It’s like story telling to them.”

    I AGREE, I AM AN INDEPENDENT AND JUST SAY THAT THERE IS NOT GOVERNMENTAL ACTION OTHER THAN BUILDING WATER DESALINATION TO ACTUALLY PROVIDE RELIABLE MORE WATER, THE NATURAL WAY OF WAITING FOR RAIN AND HOPING WE CAN COLLECT IT AND STORE IT IS NOT RELIABLE. THE NUMBERS SIMPLY CANNOT ADD UP REGARDING IF THE CLIMATE TREND IS LEADING TO SERIOUS LOSS OF WATER. You wrote:

    “Look, whether you’re Republicans, Democrats, Independent, or Green party, just use your common sense. I know Gavin has a lot of issues I disagree, but his mask mandate and business to temporarily shutdown during the pandemic is the RIGHT CALL.”

    AGAIN I A GREE BECAUSE POLITICS IS NOT SOLVING THE UNDENIABLE FACTS, THE FACT THAT SO MANY DAMS ARE RUNNING EMPTY AND NO RAIN IN SIGHT IS THE PROBLEM. AND IF WE DO NOT MAKE RELAIBLE WATER SOURCES NOT DEPENDING ON WEATHER WILL EVENTUALLY FORCE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO LEAVE CALIFORNIA. You wrote:

    “Democrats vs. Republicans — pick one of the lesser evil. At the moment, Republicans have a serious issue in which make George W. Bush’s Iraq Invasion is brilliant.”

    IF YOU READ THE BOOKS I HAVE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT UNFORTUNATELY BOTH PARTIES ARE VERY DIRTY. THEY ONLY WANT TO PLAY POLITICS AND NOT SOLVE PROBLEMS BECAUSE IF THEY DO, THEY ARE AFRIAD OF WHAT NEW PROBLEMS THEY WILL BE FORCED TO SOLVE, LIKE ENFORCING EQUAL LAW JUSTICE, ENFORCING EQUAL ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION, ENFORCEING THE EQUAL RIGHTS TO COMPETE AND GET SKILLS AND WORK, AND MUCH MORE. BUT THOSE CURRENTLY IN POWER ON BOTH SIDES HAVE FRIENDS AND LEGACIES THEY WANT TO PROTECT. You wrote:

    “Regarding the water crisis, mandate the rich to stop hogging all the water. We know they can afford it. We know if California rises the water bill, they still can afford. SO, the only way to make these people to stop wasting water is to mandate them to STOP or face jail time. I am referring to the rich in LA and the BAY AREA.”

    CONSERVATION CAN ONLY GO SO FAR, A SINGLE PERSON TYPICALLY USES 80-100 GALLONS PER DAY FOR A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES. SO IF YOU USE THAT ESTIMATE IF CALIFORNIA HAS 40 MILLION PEOPLE WE NEED A RELIABLE SOURCE OF AT LEAST 4,000,000,000 GALLONS A DAY OR 1,460,000,000,000 GALLONS A YEAR JUST FOR THE PEOPLE. BEFORE YOU CLAIM THAT BUILDING DAMS OR CONTROLLING THE RIVERS, OR MAKING PEOPLE MORE EFFICIENT IS GOING TO WORK, YOU NEED AT LEAST THIS MUCH WATER AS A STABLE SUPPLY, RIGHT? You wrote:

    “This country definitely need a daddy to put down the hammer. Republicans are acting like a spoil brats, and Democrats aren’t much better.”

    PUT DOWN THE HAMMER, AND THE SHOVEL, AND THE CRANE AND START BUILDING THE TOOLS TO PROVIDE MORE WATER, WITHOUT IT THERE IS JUST GOING TO HAVE TO BE MASS RELOCATIONS TO PLACES WHERE THERE IS MORE WATER.

  32. CA PATRIOT you wrote:

    “NWS, Bait & Switch Politician Gavin New(TAX)som is focused on catering to his Special Interest groups to Buy his way out of RECALL – it will only get worse if he retains office.
    “California Gov. Newsom Using Stimulus To Buy His Way Out Of Recall”
    Gavin Newsom trying to “..expand the Golden State stimulus relief package to include $600 stimulus checks for households making up to $75,000.
    He also plans to give an additional $500 to families with children as well
    as $500 to ILLEGAL immigrant families.””

    HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TOPIC IT IS A POLITICAL AD THAT SHOULD BE PULLED FROM THIS FORUM.

  33. CA PATRIOT you wrote:

    “Tea Maker, Residential water use is not the cause or solution for CA’s natural drought cycles.
    “Water in California is shared across three main sectors..roughly 50% environmental, 40% agricultural, and 10% urban”. Despite population growth, total urban (household) water use has also fallen – from 231 gallons per day (GPD) in 1990 to 180 GPD in 2010, and 146 GPD in 2015 in response to drought- related conservation requirements.
    And as we learned in the last drought conserving household water just leads to higher bills as water department revenue (based on usage) declines.
    “California Water Rates Rise as Cities Lose Money in Drought”
    Water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve in response to California’s four-year dry spell.”

    FOUR YEAR DRY SPELL MY BLANK!!! I ALREADY DEMONSTRATED FROM THE RECORD THAT IF WE EVEN GET MORE THAT 30 INCHES OF RAIN IN A YEAR WE ARE STILL USING UP THE RESERVES IN THE MOUNTAINS AT SUCH A LEVEL THAT THEY ARE DEMONSTRTING TO BE RUNNING OUT. THE 50 YEAR HISTORY SHOWS THAT DURING THAT TIME WE HAVE SIMPLY BECOME MORE AND MORE DRY, ON TOP OF ADDING MORE AND MORE USE OF WATER DUE TO AGRICULTURE AND POPULATION GROWTH.

    THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND WEATHER. WEATHER REFERS TO SHORT TERM ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS WHILE CLIMATE IS THE WEATHER OF A SPECIFIC REGION AVERAGED OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. CLIMATE CHANGE REFERS TO LONG-TERM CHANGES. THE FACTS ARE YOU CAN HAVE A 2 YEAR MODERATE RAIN YEARS, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER 8 YEARS OF SIGNIFICANT LACK OF RAIN, AND THAT PATTERN REPEATED ITSELF 5 TIME, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SIMPLY HOPING FOR IS MORE RAIN. WE CANNOT HOPE FOR MORE RAIN, WE HAVE TO “PRODUCE” WATER FFROM NOW ON.

  34. There would be no water shortages in California if the government stopped draining all the fresh water into the ocean
    According to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, statewide water usage averages around 85 gallons per day per person. This is not very much, and yet urban and residential users are routinely ordered to conserve as much water as possible by letting their lawns turn brown and die, avoid taking showers, and washing their clothes more infrequently.

    Meanwhile, the state government has opened up the dams to let all the fresh water in reserve flow right into the ocean. It is akin to turning on your faucet and letting it run all day, every day, except your faucet is the size of a canyon.

    The hypocrisy is stunning, and yet too few Californians seem to be aware of what is taking place right underneath their noses. There is simply no reason for all this fearmongering about water shortages when the state government is wasting all the water that would otherwise be available in abundance.

    “Before our magnificent reservoir projects were built, California never had a steady and reliable supply of water. Now water is being managed as if those reserves don’t exist, by emptying the collected water from storage to the sea, rather than saving it for our routinely dry years,” Diener says.

    “Our water projects were designed to be managed for the long term providing a minimum five year supply, but California has now put us on track to have a man-made drought crisis every time we don’t have a wet season.”

    As for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $5.1 billion so-called “drought response” package, it does absolutely nothing to fix the problem. All it does is pay off water bills that were made too expensive by the state’s intentional water scarcity scheme.

    To learn more about how the state government of California has weaponized the water supply to control the population, visit WaterWars.news.

  35. (Natural News) The Golden State is entering yet another severe dry season and the state government is responding by draining all the reservoirs and dumping all that precious fresh water straight into the ocean.

    Shocking new reports indicate that over the past several weeks, the California State Water Board has routed at least 90 percent of Delta inflow right into the sea, leaving farmers with no water to grow their crops.

    “It’s equal to a year’s supply of water for 1 million people,” tweeted Central Valley farmer Kristi Diener, along with the hashtag “#ManMadeDrought.”

    While California’s reservoirs are designed to hold up to five years’ worth of fresh water for the state’s water needs – and had been filled to capacity back in June 2019 – the state’s water overseers are now flushing all that water down the toilet, essentially.

    According to Diener, who is both a farmer and a water expert, fresh water is being unnecessarily dumped from California’s reservoirs at a time when it is most needed, which bodes ominous for the coming summer season.

    “Are we having a dry year? Yes,” Diener says.

    “That is normal for us. Should we be having water shortages in the start of our second dry year? No. Our reservoirs were designed to provide a steady five-year supply for all users, and were filled to the top in June 2019.”

    A data chart from the California Data Exchange Center shows that back in 2019, all of the state’s reservoirs were well over capacity. Now, they are all being drained for some unknown reason.

    “You’re looking at our largest reservoirs less than two years ago,” Diener says about the chart.

    “They were absolutely teeming with water from 107% to 145% of average! Our reservoirs held enough water for everyone who relies on them for their water supply, for 7 years. We are barely into our second dry year. WHERE DID IT GO?”

  36. NWS, exactly.. the 85 GPD per person in a household does not include outdoor usage. New(TAX)som needs to learn you can’t conserve your way out of a drought, of course he is bankrolled by the billionaire Getty empire. “How eight elite San Francisco families funded Gavin Newsom’s political ascent.” (LATimes)
    “His father was a lifelong friend of Gordon Getty, the son of oil magnate J. Paul Getty”.. He has always been “a child of privilege, his path greased by family and political connections and billionaire patrons.”
    Democratic control in Sacramento has done little about water resources since the ’70s, but New(TAX)som will Rob the Gas TAX (Roads & Infrastructure Funds) to ensure a high-speed train between Bakersfield and Merced in the soon-to-be dust bowl Central Valley.

    Sacramento has to get on board with streamlining the Environmental Review process and invest the budget surplus into sustainable Water and Energy projects. New reservoirs, new and higher dams and water reclamation projects – much cheaper to recycle household waste water than to desalinate ocean water. Gavin New(TAX)som may not care about Water, Fires, and Energy but he will ensure you will be able to go between Bakersfield and Merced in a hurry.
    “Many CA dams need infrastructure and operational upgrades. 2/3s of California’s dams are at least 50 years old. More than 90 need major upgrades to better handle large floods or withstand earthquakes.”

  37. NWS you wrote:

    “There would be no water shortages in California if the government stopped draining all the fresh water into the ocean”

    AGAIN PLEASE PROVIDE SOME UNBIASED SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF THIS STATEMENT!! You wrote:

    “According to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, statewide water usage averages around 85 gallons per day per person. This is not very much, and yet urban and residential users are routinely ordered to conserve as much water as possible by letting their lawns turn brown and die, avoid taking showers, and washing their clothes more infrequently.”

    THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH YOU WROTE SITED A REPORT FROM 2017 AND IS SIMPLY OUT OF DATE You wrote:

    “Meanwhile, the state government has opened up the dams to let all the fresh water in reserve flow right into the ocean. It is akin to turning on your faucet and letting it run all day, every day, except your faucet is the size of a canyon.”

    YOU MIGHT BE TALKING ABOUT AN OUT OF DATE REPORT FROM FORBES MAGAZINE POSTED 6 YEARS AGO WHEN JERRY BROWN WAS GOVERNOR, QUITE MISLEADING DON’T YOU THINK? You wrote:

    “Before our magnificent reservoir projects were built, California never had a steady and reliable supply of water. Now water is being managed as if those reserves don’t exist, by emptying the collected water from storage to the sea, rather than saving it for our routinely dry years,” Diener says.”

    ““Our water projects were designed to be managed for the long term providing a minimum five year supply, but California has now put us on track to have a man-made drought crisis every time we don’t have a wet season.”

    AGAIN THAT ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY KATY GRIMES AND POSTED ON THE WEBSITE CALIFORNIA GLOBE. AN AUTHOR WITH A CONFLICT OF INTEREST BECAUSE SHE WROTE A BOOK AND SELLS IT IN DEFENSE OF DONALD TRUMP. WHY ARE YOU USING A TAINTED INFORMATION RESOURCE AND NOT A SCIENTIFIC ONE? AND IN FACT KRISTI DIENER HAS NO PROVEN EXPERTISE IN WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AT ALL. SHE IS JUST ANOTHER WRITER.

  38. NWS you wrote:

    “(Natural News) The Golden State is entering yet another severe dry season and the state government is responding by draining all the reservoirs and dumping all that precious fresh water straight into the ocean.”

    NATURAL NEWS IS NOT A REPUTABLE INFORMATION RESOURCE AT ALL IF YOU READ HOW THEY DESCRIBE THEMSELVES:

    “Natural News is a science-based natural health advocacy organization led by activist-turned-scientist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.

    The key mission of Natural News is to empower consumers with factual information about the synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and other chemicals found in foods, medicines, personal care products, children’s toys and other items.

    Natural News covers holistic health, nutritional therapies, consciousness and spirituality, permaculture , organics, animal rights, environmental health, food and superfoods , and performance nutrition.

    The site strongly criticizes drugs-and-surgery medicine, vaccines, corporate corruption, animal testing, the use of humans for medical experiments, the chemical contamination of foods, heavy metals in consumer products, factory farming and government corruption.”

    IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS NOT A RECOGNIZED RESEARCH RESOURCE, IT IS NOTHING BUT A PRIVATE PUBLICATION IMITATING A NEWS RESOURCE. I WOULD THINK THE READERS HERE SHOULD SEE IT FOR THEMSELVES, RIGHT? PLEASE LOOK HERE (https://www.naturalnews.com/Index.html) IN FACT THIS RESOURCE SEEMS TO BE AN ANTI-VACCINATION WEBSITE. AND THIS REPORT USES THE SAME PERSON KRISTI DIENER CLAIMING HER TO BE A WATER MANAGEMENT EXPERT. AND ALM,OST THE EXACT SAME QUOTES AS KATY GRIMES.

    THIS IS NOTHING BUT A POLITICAL PRESS RELEASE DISGUISED AS A NEWS REPORT, PURE AND SIMPLE.

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