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(Huffington Post)   Article poses question: Would 40 days and nights of rain solve California's drought problem? Short answer: NOAH   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 45
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2014-03-29 05:39:34 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-29 06:18:36 PM  
No idea who she is but that's a poor dye job on that hair.
 
2014-03-29 06:21:00 PM  
It's raining now so I'm getting a kick...
 
2014-03-29 06:26:24 PM  
So is drought weather good for Napa/Sonoma wines or nah?

I'm asking for a friend.
 
2014-03-29 06:26:48 PM  
Noah: Somebody call me?

(Zwoobah-zwoobah-zwoobah)

(Ding)

God: Noah.

Noah: Who is this?

God: It's the Lord, Noah.

Noah: Right...
 
2014-03-29 06:28:08 PM  
Southern California would just steal it from the north.
 
2014-03-29 06:28:27 PM  
That's like asking if 40 days of decent weather would solve Cleveland's 'worst weather in NA problem'??

Snowing hard right now 4-6 in due by morning. But, we do have the Browns.
 
2014-03-29 06:34:59 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: So is drought weather good for Napa/Sonoma wines or nah?

I'm asking for a friend.


sure. plants love drought.
 
2014-03-29 06:36:15 PM  
Even in extreme drought, 40 days and 40 nights of rain is not the answer.

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/Stupid click bait is stupid
 
2014-03-29 06:37:06 PM  
maybe don't build your city in a desert?
 
2014-03-29 06:37:32 PM  
Another sustained pineapple express weather pattern will happen, in time. The one in 1862 destroyed a quarter of the state's real estate (the state went bankrupt, no property to tax), and drowned about 250,000 livestock, changing california from ranching to a farming economy.

But few or none of the article suggestions will help prevent that.
 
2014-03-29 06:37:34 PM  
It'll take an army of those trench digger things that look vaguely like massive chainsaws, but if we really try - and I mean "day  in, day out" hard labor - I think that maybe, just maybe, we could sever california at either the fault lines or at the natural mountain boundaries. It may take years, but really, that's just going to be the price for getting rid of california.

//as a bonus, we could trade it to china for the mere price of ignoring our trade debts...
 
2014-03-29 06:38:40 PM  
How about 30 Days of Night?
 
2014-03-29 06:38:44 PM  
No, you need breaks in between to allow for the water to be absorbed by the soil.  Beyond a certain point most of the water simply goes into the sea.  If anything after a long dry period and then sustained rains it can lead to more flooding due to the soil being ill prepared to take all the water.  On top of this, the real problem is the snow pack (or lack there of) so if the rain isn't translating into snow in the Sierra's then that store of water will be missing in several months when the rains taper off and we need the snow melt to feed the rivers and reservoirs.
 
2014-03-29 06:39:59 PM  
Thanks for those enlightened and well researched  ways to help solve this.
 
2014-03-29 06:42:39 PM  

charlesmartel11235: maybe don't build your city in a desert?


There's plenty of water. Just not so much left over after giving most of the water cheap to farmers to grow crops in the desert.
 
2014-03-29 06:42:48 PM  

charlesmartel11235: maybe don't build your city in a desert?


Oh yeah. Desert, as far as the eye can see. The entire state. What the hell were we thinking?
 
2014-03-29 06:42:54 PM  
I have a question, does socal even try to do anything about finding their own source of water, or do they just whine to the north that we don't share?
 
2014-03-29 06:43:46 PM  

IronTom: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: So is drought weather good for Napa/Sonoma wines or nah?

I'm asking for a friend.

sure. plants love drought.


So they don't irrigate up there? Is that a thing in wine country or is it strictly dependent on rainfall?
 
2014-03-29 06:45:56 PM  

IronTom: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: So is drought weather good for Napa/Sonoma wines or nah?

I'm asking for a friend.

sure. plants love drought.


I was told plants love electrolytes:

www.brawndo.com
 
2014-03-29 06:49:27 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Noah: Somebody call me?

(Zwoobah-zwoobah-zwoobah)

(Ding)

God: Noah.

Noah: Who is this?

God: It's the Lord, Noah.

Noah: Right...


God: I'm going to make it rain for a thousand days and a thousand nights!

Noah: Naw. Just make it rain for 40 days and 40 nights, and then wait for the sewers to back up.

God: Right....!
 
2014-03-29 06:50:59 PM  
It may or may not solve the drought, but the resulting mudslides would sweep much of California into the Pacific, so I say let's give it a go.
 
2014-03-29 06:51:17 PM  

zarker: or do they just whine to the north that we don't share?


Seems to be the case.
 
2014-03-29 06:51:46 PM  

Daedalus27: No, you need breaks in between to allow for the water to be absorbed by the soil.  Beyond a certain point most of the water simply goes into the sea.  If anything after a long dry period and then sustained rains it can lead to more flooding due to the soil being ill prepared to take all the water.  On top of this, the real problem is the snow pack (or lack there of) so if the rain isn't translating into snow in the Sierra's then that store of water will be missing in several months when the rains taper off and we need the snow melt to feed the rivers and reservoirs.


This was a quicker and more intelligent answer than the article's. And it didn't even pointlessly reference some trending pop-culture product.  You are clearly not a journalist.
 
2014-03-29 06:54:50 PM  
Because building cities in deserts is farking stuipd.
 
2014-03-29 06:58:35 PM  

zarker: I have a question, does socal even try to do anything about finding their own source of water, or do they just whine to the north that we don't share?


SoCal tried - and succeeded to a fault - to find water. They didn't hit the Sacramento Delta until after they drained Owens Lake, the better part of Mono Lake, and the Colorado River. This also doesn't get into the several reservoirs down there that dam up every single local stream right below the mountains.

Here's the thing - putting 20+ million in an area that averages less than 15 inches of precipitation a year is going to cause some issues.

That said, most of NorCal's water isn't going to LA and San Diego - it's going to that big green patch you drive through on the way down there. The San Joaquin Valley isn't normally anywhere near that lush on its own.
 
2014-03-29 06:59:37 PM  
Saw that movie today. A big fat "meh".

Where my folks live, up towards Tahoe, a lot of rain can be a bad thing. My nephew's friend was crushed when a Ponderosa Pine (shallow root system) toppled over after days of heavy rain.
 
2014-03-29 07:12:37 PM  
They can have our rain. There's been flooding and landslides up north.
 
2014-03-29 07:19:13 PM  
They would just route it to the ocean cause it had some farking rare smelt in it..
 
2014-03-29 07:21:40 PM  

crotchgrabber: charlesmartel11235: maybe don't build your city in a desert?

Oh yeah. Desert, as far as the eye can see. The entire state. What the hell were we thinking?


Let em think that, hopefully it will keep them away.
 
2014-03-29 07:24:01 PM  
Oatworm: "...Here's the thing - putting 20+ million in an area that averages less than 15 inches of precipitation a year is going to cause some issues...."

I see.    Do you think it is starting to dawn on the residents yet ?


/rhetorical
 
2014-03-29 07:38:51 PM  

netcentric: Oatworm: "...Here's the thing - putting 20+ million in an area that averages less than 15 inches of precipitation a year is going to cause some issues...."

I see.    Do you think it is starting to dawn on the residents yet ?


/rhetorical


I think it is. Trouble is, though, their solution is to move to Phoenix and Las Vegas.

/facepalm
 
2014-03-29 07:47:37 PM  
I would've thought somebody would have mentioned NOAA by now..
 
2014-03-29 07:57:20 PM  

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 762x1110]


That looks worth it to me.
Where do I deliver the water?
 
2014-03-29 08:25:47 PM  

Oatworm: zarker: I have a question, does socal even try to do anything about finding their own source of water, or do they just whine to the north that we don't share?

SoCal tried - and succeeded to a fault - to find water. They didn't hit the Sacramento Delta until after they drained Owens Lake, the better part of Mono Lake, and the Colorado River. This also doesn't get into the several reservoirs down there that dam up every single local stream right below the mountains.

Here's the thing - putting 20+ million in an area that averages less than 15 inches of precipitation a year is going to cause some issues.

That said, most of NorCal's water isn't going to LA and San Diego - it's going to that big green patch you drive through on the way down there. The San Joaquin Valley isn't normally anywhere near that lush on its own.


Actually it is but we stopped all the rivers from flooding so now to keep it fertile we flood it ourselves
 
2014-03-29 08:32:25 PM  

Prostrate with Vast Deference: I would've thought somebody would have mentioned NOAA by now..


Nicely done. Pardon me while I stand and applaud.
 
2014-03-29 09:59:11 PM  

worlddan: No idea who she is but that's a poor dye job on that hair.


She has hair?
 
2014-03-29 10:19:04 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: How about 30 Days of Night?


Good movie
 
2014-03-29 10:30:20 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: So is drought weather good for Napa/Sonoma wines or nah?

I'm asking for a friend.


It depends on the time of year.
Right now, as the vines are exiting dormancy, they need water to start new growth. You want dry periods as the blossoms open for pollination and again in the weeks or so before harvest because more sugars are produced with more sunlight, and they become more concentrated if the vines are a little dry. A few short showers as the grapes ripen are OK, provided they are followed by hot days so mold doesn't grow.
 
2014-03-30 12:38:52 AM  
No article, our weather patterns aren't hard on california, trying to plant crops in a desert is what hurts you.
 
2014-03-30 01:09:20 AM  
Mulch retains water, therefore turning the entire population of California into mulch is the answer ..
 
2014-03-30 01:24:43 AM  

zimbach: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: So is drought weather good for Napa/Sonoma wines or nah?

I'm asking for a friend.

It depends on the time of year.
Right now, as the vines are exiting dormancy, they need water to start new growth. You want dry periods as the blossoms open for pollination and again in the weeks or so before harvest because more sugars are produced with more sunlight, and they become more concentrated if the vines are a little dry. A few short showers as the grapes ripen are OK, provided they are followed by hot days so mold doesn't grow.


Thanks!
 
2014-03-30 01:54:23 AM  

Prostrate with Vast Deference: I would've thought somebody would have mentioned NOAA by now..


Destroying weather since 1976
 
2014-03-30 05:30:28 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Noah: Somebody call me?

(Zwoobah-zwoobah-zwoobah)

(Ding)

God: Noah.

Noah: Who is this?

God: It's the Lord, Noah.

Noah: Right...



God: You have two male elephants there Noah, you need to take one back and bring in a female.

Noah: I ain't taking nothing back, you change one of them.

God: Come on Noah you know I don't work that way.
 
2014-03-30 10:49:04 AM  
charlesmartel11235
2014-03-29 06:37:06 PM


maybe don't build your city in a desert?

And if you do, don't let environmentalist nuts block reservoir projects.
 
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