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(SacBee)   One Californian ponders why snow in the east can't be hauled to CA to ease the drought. Another Californian wonders why this guy doesn't live in Florida   (sacbee.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, East Coast, droughts, March On, drought tolerance, snow  
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5714 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Mar 2014 at 5:36 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-03 05:42:22 PM  
7 votes:
What if they just dehydrated the water down, greatly reducing the weight for shipping?
2014-03-03 05:44:48 PM  
2 votes:
just paint a big red target over Sacramento & taunt passing comets to "hit the bulls eye".

drought solved.

you're welcome.
2014-03-03 08:14:23 PM  
1 vote:

axeeugene: You live in a place with no water? FARK OFF.


Careful with that, axeeugene. Water only exists in three states.
2014-03-03 06:28:25 PM  
1 vote:

Gawdzila: theflatline: Gawdzila: 30yrs2l8: I wonder how we have allowed 50% of the nations fruit and produce be to grown in a state that doesn't have its own adequate water supply?

Largely because California's high quality arable land, year-round growing climate, and variety of microclimates enable it to either get much higher yields for most crops, or to grow lots of things that other states really simply cannot grow effectively.  It's a reasonable arrangement to maximize the production from our available resources, assuming you aren't interested in engaging in some kind of ineffectual state-d*ck-waving contest like Smeggy Smurf up there.

You realize most of South America falls in high quality ariable land, microclimates, and has plenty of fresh water going fo it?  And many companies are setting up huge vegetable grow ops there?

Yeah, of course, in fact we already get certain things from them that are strictly summer crops.  But for us here in the U.S., the transportation costs for South American produce would be higher, fruits and veggies would have to be picked further away from ripeness to be viable for store shelves, and our food supplies would be dependent on a foreign country with, in some cases, questionable labor practices.  I'm not sure why that would be preferable to growing our own food here in California.  It's good for the economy of the country as a whole, in fact: California supplies a majority of almonds and artichokes to the world, not just the U.S..  Isn't decreasing our trade deficit a good thing?


Hey now.

Stop getting in the way of a hatefilled wankfest about California suffering.  It's the most pleasure they're going to get tonight outside of the 30 minutes they'll spend looking at digital boobies.
2014-03-03 06:00:56 PM  
1 vote:

30yrs2l8: I wonder how we have allowed 50% of the nations fruit and produce be to grown in a state that doesn't have its own adequate water supply? Talk about stupid. If Cali doesn't get water from the surrounding sates we all take it in the a$$ every time we buy food.


Exactly. We should just grow all our fruits, veggies etc in Michigan, where there's an abundance of water.
2014-03-03 05:58:44 PM  
1 vote:
If we can build a space elevator surely we can build a snow conveyor across the country. We just to pull up our boot straps a bit.
2014-03-03 05:57:29 PM  
1 vote:
Stupid question really. That snow is already scheduled to be hauled out to sea to stop global warming.
2014-03-03 05:54:53 PM  
1 vote:

Gawdzila: axeeugene: California can have our water when they pry it from our cold, cold, COLD dead hands.

The Great Lakes Compact is a wonderful thing.

You live in a place with no water? FARK OFF.

Okay, we'll see how you like the quintupled produce prices.


As if anyone in the Midwest eats vegetables...
2014-03-03 05:53:01 PM  
1 vote:

axeeugene: California can have our water when they pry it from our cold, cold, COLD dead hands.

The Great Lakes Compact is a wonderful thing.

You live in a place with no water? FARK OFF.


Okay, we'll see how you like the quintupled produce prices.


Nemo's Brother: So I guess California needs the fly over states more than they need California?


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Hardly.  It's fairly symbiotic.  You give us water, we grow your food.  California grows 80% of the fruits and veggies for the country in general, and close to 100% of a lot of common specialty crops.  Oh, except feed corn and soybeans, of course.  You got that covered.
2014-03-03 05:47:28 PM  
1 vote:
He might have some regrets about using his full name on a public site.
2014-03-03 05:47:07 PM  
1 vote:
Pipeline from Canada to California ala Keystone XL, all we need is to annex Canada.
2014-03-03 05:45:55 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-03-03 05:45:30 PM  
1 vote:
Aside from the sheer amount you'd need to make a difference, I also occasionally hear people suggesting a pipeline to ship water to the West.  This is a practical impossibility too because of the amount of energy needed to get the water over the Rocky Mountains.  It would probably be more efficient just to build the desalinization plants.

This is also no doubt one of the many reasons Canada is pushing the Keystone oil pipeline instead of building one from Alberta to Vancouver.
2014-03-03 05:45:22 PM  
1 vote:
Just need a network of heaters and pipes.

We do it for oil. No reason other than cost that we can't do it for water. It's just not worth it to do it. If/when it's worth it, they'll do it.
2014-03-03 05:44:33 PM  
1 vote:
Trebuchet it.
2014-03-03 05:40:17 PM  
1 vote:
Lest anyone forgets, there is a compact amongst the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterways, USA and Canada, that no one can take our water. I believe MI is prepared to use military force if needed.
2014-03-03 05:27:52 PM  
1 vote:
If only California were located near some large body of water.

Of course, that would be of no use unless you had abundant sunshine for desalinization.
2014-03-03 05:02:42 PM  
1 vote:
What about hooking up a giant outboard motor onto an iceberg, and moving it to California?
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2014-03-03 04:54:40 PM  
1 vote:
Because we haul it to poland and sell it to them for clean fill.
 
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