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Who needs rice when you can grow money on water?

Posted by feww on March 19, 2015

N. California Farmers Skip Planting to Sell Water To LA at $700 Per Acre Foot

Northern California farmers are leaving their fields fallow this year to cash in on their water rights at  $700 per acre foot, said a report.

[An acre-foot is about 1,233.5 cubic meters. —Editor.]

They’re selling their rights to Los Angeles County at a new price that is twice what southern California authorities paid for their water in 2010.

In 2014, rice farmers received $500 per acre foot of water. This year the stakes are even higher because water replaces rice as their cash crop.

“We’re going to make a lot more selling the water than planting the rice,” a farmer north of Sacramento told NBC News. “This is a huge deal.”

Some farmers are concerned that the water may simply be taken away from them.

“In the long term, if we don’t make it available we’re afraid they’ll just take it,” said a fourth generation rice farmer with senior rights to Yuba River water, said the report.

“It’s much more than we ever expected to get. But at the same time, that just shows the desperation of the people that need it,” he said.

He and his fellow farmers are selling 20 percent of their allotment to Los Angeles’s Metropolitan Water District, which provides water from Los Angeles to San Diego County.

California experienced its driest January in recorded history (record-keeping began in 1895), as groundwater and snowpack levels fell to record lows.

A state of emergency proclaimed by Gov. Brown in January remains in effect, as Califonia enters its fourth year of severe drought.

Meantime, the Governor and other senior state officials were expected to announce Emergency Drought Legislation later Thursday, March 19, 2015.

“Taking action to further strengthen water conservation in the state, the State Water Resources Control Board yesterday voted to expand and extend an emergency regulation to prohibit certain water use, such as washing down sidewalks, and create a minimum standard for outdoor irrigation restrictions by urban water suppliers,” said the governor’s office.

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Tornado Strikes N California

Posted by feww on March 28, 2014


‘It was definitely a tornado’

“It kind of touched down pretty quickly and went back up,” said a Roseville Fire Department spokesman. “Roof tiles went flying off, solar panels were all over the place … and a boat was lifted up and moved about six feet from where it was.

“It was definitely a tornado [measuring EF0, with win speeds of up to 116 km/h,] ” said the National Weather Service.

The twister left a trail of debris 300 meters (yards) long and 20 meters wide.

A tornado funnel approaches a residential area on the west side of Roseville
Tornado in Roseville, California March 26, 2014. Photo Credit: National Weather Service (NWS)

More tornadoes than in any other state so far this year

“Three tornadoes have struck the Sacramento Valley so far this week, including one that ripped through the city of Roseville on Wednesday, levitating lawn furniture and barbecues and tearing up fences, windows and roofs. The others hit in Glenn County on Wednesday (60 almond trees uprooted), and Butte County on Tuesday (a few dead trees knocked over), said a report.

Some 127 tornadoes have touched down in California since 1996, according to NWS.

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California Targeted by Battering Storms

Posted by feww on November 29, 2012


[November 29, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Extreme Rain Event Forecast as Storm Barrage Batters N. California

More extreme weather is forecast for N. California, as first of a line of storms struck northern California Wednesday, bringing torrential rain and high winds to the region.

The storms are expected to spawn extreme rain events, precipitating as much as 20 inches of rain, with wind gusts exceeding 70MPH in some areas over a five-day period.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued multiple warnings for the region:

More storm systems are on their way to Northern California, bringing significant rainfall and windy conditions with it. Mud and debris flows are possible, and some tree branches are likely to break off causing possible power outages.

Urban and small stream flooding is likely. Snow levels are approximately above 7000 ft, so most precipitation will fall as rain.

Up to 30″ of snow is possible for the Northern Sierra Mountains and Lassen National Park region starting Thursday evening. 

Heavy precipitation is expected with high rainfall rates Thursday night/Friday and again Saturday night/Sunday. Mud and debris flows are possible, especially near areas burned during recent wildfires.

Mudslides can occur during periods of heavy rainfall, as the water and the loose soils combine to form a viscous, muddy debris mass, which flows downslope, crushing and overwhelming anything in its path, NWS warned.

Sacramento Valley could experience mudslides, according to the warnings.

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