But what if it does not rain?
- Nevada is in their fourteenth year of drought. Call me crazy, but adding couple feet to the top of a few California dams may not cut it if it does not rain. But as far as I can tell I am the only voice in the state calling for the massive building of desalination plants.
The People's Republic of California, Governor Jerry Brown, agreed to boost water spending plans to $7.5 billion, a compromise 25 percent higher than he had said the state could afford, as drought tightened its grip on cities and farms.
Brown signed the bill he brokered with state lawmakers to place a measure on the November ballot asking voter permission to issue $7.1 billion in new bonds, with $445 million to come from previous debt sales.
“Water is the lifeblood of any civilization and for California it’s the precondition of healthy rivers, valleys, farms and a strong economy,” Brown said in a statement reports Bloomberg News.
Three years of below-normal precipitation have brought extreme drought to 80 percent of California, and wildfires have consumed tens of thousands of acres, according to federal data. Most major reservoirs are at less than half of capacity, state records show. Farmers have idled fields, and urban residents face restrictions on lawn watering and car washing. Many restaurants no longer serve water to patrons unless they request it.
“The need is so great in California,” Senate President Darrell Steinberg, a Sacramento Democrat, said before his chamber gave unanimous approval to the water plan late yesterday. “We have to pass this bond in November, otherwise the work here is for naught.”
|Just say yes to new water|
California political hacks sit sucking their thumbs and mumble about "conservation". Meanwhile other nations act to create brand new water for business and personal use.
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Solar Powered Desalination Plant