California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewideRaw Story said:California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating, multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.
I don't know why this wasn't done months ago. California is having serious water issues and it doesn't look like its going to get any better. NASA said they only have about 1 year of water left. They are even draining their aquifers which is causing the ground to sink. One of these days the ground could just collapse under them.
We get a lot of vegies from California so I bet we see a price hike or/and a limited amount of it coming from them. I really don't see how they can keep farming.
NASA Scientist Warns "California Has One Year Of Water Left"zerohedge said:Statewide, we've been dropping more than 12 million acre-feet of total water yearly since 2011. Roughly two-thirds of these losses are attributable to groundwater pumping for agricultural irrigation in the Central Valley. Farmers have little choice but to pump more groundwater during droughts, especially when their surface water allocations have been slashed 80% to 100%. But these pumping rates are excessive and unsustainable. Wells are running dry. In some areas of the Central Valley, the land is sinking by one foot or more per year.