California Farmers Blaming Their God For Drought


tay
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As California faces a likely fourth year of drought they turn on their God.............








Clarence Freitas, 56, who owns 70 acres of almonds and grapes, watched with relief as a team from Arthur & Orum drilled into his baked soil, boring through 80ft a day until reaching 440ft and an expensive, urgent replacement for his old 160ft-deep well.


“My heart hurts, my bank account hurts,” he said, as muddy water gushed from pipes. Neighbours advised him to go deeper, in anticipation of the water table plunging further, but Freitas said the men in his family tended to die young – “I hope it’ll last 20 years and by then I’ll be gone.” He was not optimistic about the valley. “This could go back to being desert, the way it was before irrigation.”


Many farmers are descendants of migrants who fled here to escape the 1930s dust bowl, a trauma immortalised in John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath. It could happen again, except this time in California’s man-made Eden, said Matt Hammond, 51, Kim’s husband, on his way to a drilling site.


“They’ll keep growing crops around here until they pump the valley dry. If something doesn’t change, everything will dry up and die. It won’t be farmable anymore.”


The community had hoped for a “miracle March” of bountiful rain but that seems unlikely, he said, scanning azure skies. “Nobody’s fault but God’s.”




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California farmers resign themselves to drought: 'Nobody's fault but God's' | US news | The Guardian
 
Cannuck
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Gawd hates farmers. They whine too much
 
MHz
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God's butterfly wings would work as it is warm Pacific water that caused the wind to be southerly instead of westerly. He has even bigger plans for the world that will have people hissing and gnashing their teeth. I guess following the rains never occurred to them. Isn't Calif home to a lot of the richest of 'God's people'?
 
Ludlow
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just suckin too much outa ole mother earth. Too many people wolfing down the herseys with almonds candy bars these days.
 
Ludlow
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Shall evil be done in the city and the Lord hasn't done it? Amos 3:6
 
Spade
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Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Sucked poor California dry?
- Blake 'em all
 
taxslave
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Guess they picked the wrong gawd. That will teach them.
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Guess they picked the wrong gawd. That will teach them.

Picking the right gawd is problematic. The probability is at most 1/10 000 and even then it's fifty-fifty.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

Picking the right gawd is problematic. The probability is at most 1/10 000 and even then it's fifty-fifty.

I'm lucky that way, mine's all about love and sappy stuff like that
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

I'm lucky that way, mine's all about love and sappy stuff like that

Way to go Sister Sal! If you're going to pick a Gawd, pick one that doesn't lake-of-fire unbelievers but gives them chocolate kisses and a dram of parfait amour.
 
BaalsTears
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There's plenty of fresh water in California. However, it is allowed to flow out to sea in order to assist the habitat of bait fish. California's establishment values critters more than people.
 
Spade
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The Establishment rules by divine right. Say...it is gawd's fault.
 
Nuggler
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couple of the great lakes border the US.

Dig a ditch.

Run a pipeline

God says you should.
 
damngrumpy
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Oh for Gods sake, it has nothing to do with any of the menu of gods its about
the weather pattern that has offered a change for a while. The last time it was
the Mid West and Canadian Prairie they called it the dust bowl and it went on
for ten years until the weather changed again. Now it is true using to much of
the water table will dry up the aquifers and that is what's happening.
We are going to face water shortages in BC's interior this year I see it coming.
The problem is not only lack of moisture its also too many people moving in to
the valley without the re souses to handle the influx.
 
BaalsTears
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

couple of the great lakes border the US.

Dig a ditch.

Run a pipeline

God says you should.

That's environmentally destructive. California's establishment wouldn't approve.
 
Liberalman
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It's because of the sinners that the drought exists. They all must say this 1,000 times and the rain will fall.

[QUOTE] Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen [\QUOTE]
 
gore0bsessed
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nestle is their god?
 
Ludlow
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someone orta hire the rainman.

You know,,the rainman with Burt Lancaster.
 
Walter
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#19
CA drought is officially over.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/15/cali...ven-years.html

But...but...

Drought conditions are likely to persist across portions of the Southwest, Southern California, the central Great Basin, central Rockies, Northern Plains and portions of the interior Pacific Northwest.
https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/w...for-much-of-us

Only 12 years till we're toast.