In this before-and-after composite image, above, full water levels are visible in the Bidwell Marina at Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, Calif. Low water levels are visible in the Bidwell Marina, below, at Lake Oroville on Aug, 19, 2014 in Oroville, Calif.
As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the state's lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows. Lake Oroville is currently at just 32 percent of its total capacity of 3,537,577 acre feet.
|Desalination Plant, United Arab Emirates|
While other countries with water problems build desalination plants, the moronic Democrat run California legislature is playing with building bullet trains.
The Taweelah A1 plant has been refurbished and expanded to 385 million litres per day of clean water and 1,430MW. Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) signed a contract with TotalFinaElf and Tractebel in July 2001 for the purchase, expansion and refurbishment of the plant. The four-year project to expand the facility (one of the biggest cogeneration plants in the world) was completed in 2006. A further expansion is now planned.
The contract was for $1.5bn, and the plant was commissioned on 1 May 2003 – on time and within budget. ADWEA signed a long-term contract to buy power and water from the plant, which meets about a quarter of Abu Dhabi's water and power needs.