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WATCH: Drought Map For Aug 2009

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Source: DNN and NIDIS.

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According to the NIDIS (National Intregrated Drought Information System) a lot of California is in a Severe drought, at the same time temperatures are lower for July than average.  Also it appears that the drought was worse in January 2009 oddly enough. It doesn’t help that the bread basket of California (The Central San Juaquin Valley) is also having water shortages due to a 2″ fish, and other red tape that makes it extremely difficult to release enough water to the farmers that deserately need it. A good deal of farmers are going out of business because of the lack of water.

The latest maps indicate no relief in the near future, not what the farmers need to hear right now, we’re sure. Although I tend to lean (OK I’m about as far left-wing as they come) But how long do these farmers have to suffer over a 2″ fish? How many jobs do we have to loose in an already horrid job market? The pumps are turned off because the mino fish gets caught up in the pump harming the fish. As much as I’d hate to give any praise to Fox News(I’m gagging here!), they did a half decent job on the problem:  Feel free to comment (Nice comments please! Hate messages and spam will not be permitted on this site)

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August 13, 2009 at 9:08 pm

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READ: California wildfire forces 600 to evacuate homes

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Source: Press TV

Local authorities have ordered some 600 people to leave a residential area in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California due to an out-of-control wildfire.

Some 250 homes and buildings in Bonny Doon, approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) south-east of San Francisco, are threatened by the fire, Santa Cruz county Spokeswoman Dinah Phillips told the local media. Read More

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August 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

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