Lake Tahoe is in the headlines because the beautiful blue lake in the mountains of California is very low due to the drought conditions of this state.
However, they have already been so low and, knowing the history of California droughts, they will be so low again.
When it comes to California, we just need to get out of droughts, especially because environmentalists are preventing the state from building new reservoirs for the growing population.
California is currently experiencing the third drought of my life, or maybe it’s the fourth. Before that, I think the biggest one was in the mid-seventies.
This is what led to this rhyming slogan, associated with washed toilets: “When it’s brown, bring it down; when it’s yellow, leave it soft. “
Since then, I have been a water conservator. Even now, living in the fertile southeast, I can’t help but drop a faucet unnecessarily.
It is true that the current drought is bad. In 2014, before the media went through complete hysteria and dishonesty about … well, all in all, USA Today published a full article on the cyclical drought conditions in California:
Megadroughts are defined more by their duration than by their severity. These are extreme dry periods that can last a decade or more, according to research meteorologist Martin Hoerling of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Megadroughts dried up the West, including present-day California, long before Europeans settled the region in the 1800s.
Most of the American droughts of the last century, even the famous Dust Bowl of the 1930s that forced the migrations of Oklahomans and others from the plains, “were overcome in severity and duration several times. for droughts over the previous 2,000 years, ”the National Climate Assessment reported. this year.
The difference now, of course, is that in the western United States live more than 70 million people who were not here in earlier megadrots. The implications are much more daunting.
In general, “the nature of the beast is that drought is cyclical and these long periods of drought have been common in the past,” according to Mark Svoboda, a climatologist at Lincoln’s National Drought Mitigation Center, Neb. much more vulnerable today than at any time in the past. People can’t pick up and go to the degree they did in the past. “
That’s exactly right, which is why I can’t get too excited about the images of a very sad-looking Tahoe Lake in a Daily Mail article that gives cumbersome predictions about the current state of the lake:
Lake Tahoe water levels have dropped about half an inch below the natural shore, as experts warn that another dry winter could put the body of water at risk of becoming a “terminal.” that is, the lake will no longer be able to supply its only outlet, experts say.
In fact, I remember being in Tahoe during the 1976 bicentennial fireworks display, when the lake had its current appearance. A few years earlier, water had fallen near the road.
This time, you could keep walking and walking from the road to the water and apparently you will never get there. For me, it was a little awesome, because I’ve always liked to collect pebbles the size of pebbles that spill the beaches of Tahoe. More beach meant prettier pebbles.
The rain began to fall around 1978, and between 1981 and 1982, California had one of the rainiest, wildest winters of my life, filling the lake to the brim. As the USA Today article said, it is cyclical. The real problem, always, is the lack of preparation.
In addition, a humid winter may head to California. This year is supposed to be a second year for La Niña, which can sometimes cause massive rainfall.
While there are many doubts about climate change that make it impossible to predict the La Niña effect, it seems obvious that what will really matter is whether a high-pressure system is developed to deflect California’s rain.
For California’s sake, I hope this pressure system doesn’t develop, but Nature likes to make us guess.
The Earth’s climate is an endless dynamic and variable system. The fact that climatologists, despite knowing that there is a La Niña on the way, have no way of knowing what the pressure systems will do in the coming months tells you everything you need to know about its inability to anticipate the effects of supposed “anthropogenic climate change” in the coming decades and centuries.
My advice to Californians is to build more reservoirs or reduce their population to 1981 levels, which was the last time California put any work on its reservoir system.
Perhaps this is the impetus behind Governor Newsom’s disastrous leftist policies. Currently, nearly half of San Francisco residents plan to leave the city, and many of them are presumably heading for a new state that they can then destroy with the same left-wing policies.
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