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(LA Times)   There's so much water in California now, the entire flood system is on the verge of collapse. Lex Luthor inconsolable   ( latimes.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Dam, water, levees, Oroville Dam, Flood, Central Valley, Oroville reservoir level, State Water Project  
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2017-02-16 04:52:11 PM  
Of course, the majority of the state is no longer in drought.  This rainy season was not supposed bring this much snow in the mountains, and it was not supposed to linger the way it has.  So...thanks Obama
 
2017-02-16 05:12:21 PM  
Just last year: "We're in a drought. We need water. Boo hoo!"

Now: "We have too much water. We're flooding. Boo hoo!"


You damn Californians are never farking happy, are you?
 
2017-02-16 05:17:35 PM  
The biggest danger zone lies in the Central Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada,

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2017-02-16 06:31:28 PM  

harleyquinnical: Of course, the majority of the state is no longer in drought.


The surface water situation might be returning to normal, but their aquifer levels are still near historical lows.  The water districts need to invest some dollars into pumps that can quickly get some water underground.

They also need to build some more storage towers to better handle multi-year droughts.  Neighboring Arizona can handle three years of severe drought.  Much of California goes into panic after just one year.
 
2017-02-16 07:31:15 PM  
When it rains, it pours.
 
2017-02-16 07:31:31 PM  
This is just Jesus punishing you for teh ghei, California.
 
2017-02-16 07:40:23 PM  
Also water does not get absorbed by the ground as fast once you have had a drought and the soil is baked out, the water moves across the surface rapidly causing erosion and filling the drainage system quickly, this water then has to go somewhere.  What it doesn't do is sink into the ground and fill underground aquifers.
 
2017-02-16 07:42:45 PM  

Krieghund: When it rains, it pours.


Man, it pours...

 
2017-02-16 07:44:26 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Just last year: "We're in a drought. We need water. Boo hoo!"

Now: "We have too much water. We're flooding. Boo hoo!"


You damn Californians are never farking happy, are you?


We never asked for water.
Residents were asked to conserve, and conserve we did.
We came together to overcome a problem.

/ But what can you expect from someone who lives in a farking desert?
 
2017-02-16 07:44:33 PM  

interstellar_tedium: Also water does not get absorbed by the ground as fast once you have had a drought and the soil is baked out, the water moves across the surface rapidly causing erosion and filling the drainage system quickly, this water then has to go somewhere.  What it doesn't do is sink into the ground and fill underground aquifers.


Normally yes. This is California, and we are in the midst of bizzaro world. Look who's president.
There's going to be floods. But the additional weight of all the water is going to stress the plates and cause an earthquake which will suck all the water down like a burning man raver in a Denny's.
 
2017-02-16 07:44:50 PM  
Yikes.
 
2017-02-16 07:45:29 PM  
THE POWER OF PRAYER
 
2017-02-16 07:46:19 PM  
But is Otisburg gonna be ok?
 
2017-02-16 07:47:13 PM  
Nothing is safe. Not even:
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2017-02-16 07:47:37 PM  
Anybody that links and greens the L.A Times and its sister news outlets(e.g Chicago Tribune) should be drowned in a California flood.
 
2017-02-16 07:48:01 PM  
I guess all those "pray for rain in California" prayers worked.
 
2017-02-16 07:48:38 PM  

hardinparamedic: This is just Jesus punishing you for teh ghei, California.


whats clarified butter got to do with this?
 
2017-02-16 07:49:55 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Just last year: "We're in a drought. We need water. Boo hoo!"

Now: "We have too much water. We're flooding. Boo hoo!"


You damn Californians are never farking happy, are you?


Robin Williams called Cal god's Etch a Sketch. I blame Mother Nature. After you feel the power of a large earthquake, you tend to respect Mother Nature a lot more. She's one badass biatch.
 
2017-02-16 07:50:58 PM  
We've had 20 inches here on the central coast. Not bad. Lake Cachuma is under 20%.

/and we still have idiots voting down infrastructure bond measures.
 
2017-02-16 07:51:43 PM  
You have the water you need. Now's your chance to secede!
 
2017-02-16 07:51:49 PM  
Weather happens.  What can we do to help?
 
2017-02-16 07:53:00 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: But is Otisburg gonna be ok?


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2017-02-16 07:53:02 PM  
Hope all those illegals are absorbent.
 
2017-02-16 07:55:27 PM  
New Melones (3rd largest reservoir in the state) is only 57% full and San Luis isn't even full yet. We're good. The levees will strain and some areas that typically flood will, but we'll be fine.

/giant levee break killing hundreds in 3...2...
 
2017-02-16 07:56:27 PM  
I hope this means almond prices will go down.
 
2017-02-16 07:59:52 PM  

harleyquinnical: Of course, the majority of the state is no longer in drought.  This rainy season was not supposed bring this much snow in the mountains, and it was not supposed to linger the way it has.  So...thanks Obama


I say thanks, Trump.  He sent the rains to Cali to punish them via the HHARP array.

Alex Jones said so, so it must be true....
 
2017-02-16 08:00:23 PM  

HAMMERTOE: Hope all those illegals are absorbent.


A human being can't be illegal, man.
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2017-02-16 08:01:45 PM  
I'm kinda thinking Lex Luthor would be ecstatic
 
2017-02-16 08:05:20 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: Sin_City_Superhero: Just last year: "We're in a drought. We need water. Boo hoo!"

Now: "We have too much water. We're flooding. Boo hoo!"


You damn Californians are never farking happy, are you?

We never asked for water.
Residents were asked to conserve, and conserve we did.
We came together to overcome a problem.

/ But what can you expect from someone who lives in a farking desert?


I was being tongue-in-cheek.
 
2017-02-16 08:08:05 PM  

HAMMERTOE: Hope all those illegals are absorbent.


HAHA I agree. Can't wait for those illegal men, women, and children to all be drowned. It will sure show them when several thousand of their bodies wash up back on the shore.
 
2017-02-16 08:11:41 PM  
What about Miss Tessmacher's great tracts of land?

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2017-02-16 08:13:08 PM  
No, I will NOT disable my adbl......

Never mind. I don't have to.

Carry on,
 
2017-02-16 08:13:22 PM  

hardinparamedic: This is just Jesus punishing you for teh ghei, California.


I has a confused:

The number of Ghei (partyboi hottiensis magnificens) found in California hasn't changed by any great degree.  Did God forget to punish California sooner?  Did it change its mind?
 
2017-02-16 08:13:39 PM  

kvinesknows: THE POWER OF PRAYER


tips fedora
 
2017-02-16 08:20:44 PM  

interstellar_tedium: Also water does not get absorbed by the ground as fast once you have had a drought and the soil is baked out, the water moves across the surface rapidly causing erosion and filling the drainage system quickly, this water then has to go somewhere.  What it doesn't do is sink into the ground and fill underground aquifers.


In some areas, sure. Along the coastal mountains, water is definitely being absorbed. Landslides have taken homes and many roads are down to one lane or completely closed due to slides. That Santa Cruz mountains have been hit particularly hard. 60+ inches of rain will do some damage.

The Central Valley is different. The state has finally acknowledged the problem and different methods are being tried. Here in San Jose, the perc (ulation) pond nearest to me is bone dry. Go figure.
 
2017-02-16 08:21:50 PM  
Can't chiropractors handle this?
 
2017-02-16 08:23:12 PM  
Disable adblocker or visit site?  Wonder who's going to win this war?

Fight the Power.
 
2017-02-16 08:23:22 PM  
I'm about 800 miles south of the oroville dam, and would like to collect some guns and taxidermy.  Can we let it fail please?
 
2017-02-16 08:26:12 PM  

phishrace: New Melones (3rd largest reservoir in the state) is only 57% full and San Luis isn't even full yet. We're good. The levees will strain and some areas that typically flood will, but we'll be fine.

/giant levee break killing hundreds in 3...2...


 
2017-02-16 08:26:56 PM  

HAMMERTOE: Hope all those illegals are absorbent.


Well, somebody's been absorbing all the work the trailer dwelling white trash are too f**king lazy to do.
 
2017-02-16 08:28:29 PM  

boozehat: I'm about 800 miles south of the oroville dam, and would like to collect some guns and taxidermy.  Can we let it fail please?


Sure - but you need to go there to the base of the dam and kick it real hard, during the next big storm.
 
2017-02-16 08:30:55 PM  
 
2017-02-16 08:34:46 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Just last year: "We're in a drought. We need water. Boo hoo!"

Now: "We have too much water. We're flooding. Boo hoo!"


You damn Californians are never farking happy, are you?


Look at the bright side, the way things are going, Cali will be washed off the face of the map soon and then we won't have to listen to the whining anymore. Win/Win!
 
2017-02-16 08:41:44 PM  

studebaker hoch: hardinparamedic: This is just Jesus punishing you for teh ghei, California.

I has a confused:

The number of Ghei (partyboi hottiensis magnificens) found in California hasn't changed by any great degree.  Did God forget to punish California sooner?  Did it change its mind?


Maybe if people would stop praying for sportsball or lottery wins, God would have more juice for some Old Testament smiting
 
2017-02-16 08:55:08 PM  

hardinparamedic: This is just Jesus punishing you for teh ghei, California.


So Jesus punishes the gheis by giving a gigantic facial?
 
2017-02-16 08:55:21 PM  
www.millionaireplayboy.com
 
2017-02-16 09:00:03 PM  
Don't forget that this is the same place that had Christopher Dorner and OJ, so they are reaping what they sow. I don't feel bad for them, no way, not after those 2 farkfaces.
 
2017-02-16 09:00:28 PM  

Farkhole: Disable adblocker or visit site?  Wonder who's going to win this war?

Fight the Power.


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2017-02-16 09:20:10 PM  
They've known that California was a) Essentially America's largest flood zone, and b) due to flood at least once a century... Yet they decided to cut corners and leave it to future generations.

The future has arrived.  And it's results are exactly as science has predicted.  There's a lesson in all of this...
 
2017-02-16 09:31:54 PM  

GrailOfThunder: Farkhole: Disable adblocker or visit site?  Wonder who's going to win this war?

Fight the Power.

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Thanks.  But since I'd have to check whether that can work with uBlock AND tweak it to include the Tribune,  I think I'd rather just continue to avoid both sites.
 
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