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Brown orders California's first mandatory water restrictions: 'It's a different world' - LA Times



Cliffs: Governor puts plan to reduce water use by 25%, immediately. Restrictions on lawn irrigation, requirement for large water users (golf courses, etc) to reduce water use. This year's snowpack is the worst EVAAAAR. Bricks are being shat. Doesn't even talk about farming or other big water users.

My professional opinion: every drop counts, but squeezing domestic water use even further than they've already done in the last few years is going to pay limited dividends.
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RIP my beautiful lawn

Washed 3 cars in my driveway this past Sunday, now I'm probably on some list.
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BTW OP i was looking for you in teh back to the future thread.
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Don't worry. That bullet train will bullet us out of the drought.

City of LA should stop construction of new properties.
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RIP my beautiful lawn

Washed 3 cars in my driveway this past Sunday, now I'm probably on some list.
Do you plan on conserving water?
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Sell California to Mexico while it's still worth something.
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BTW OP i was looking for you in teh back to the future thread.
heading over there right naow

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Don't worry. That bullet train will bullet us out of the drought.

City of LA should stop construction of new properties.


In general, I like Jerry Brown. But what I think is fishy is that these savings are going to pale in comparison to the amount of water almond farmers use. Reducing 25% of ag water use would be a HUUUUGE savings. Of course, it would implode the economy and turn the SJ Valley into a giant ghetto of unemployment, but we'd have water for the coasts!! JB isn't going to publicly **** with ag though, because those guys are foaming at the mouth angry all the time.
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Do you plan on conserving water?
I do, and i will still insist on bucket washing. Just do it less frequently.
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In general, I like Jerry Brown. But what I think is fishy is that these savings are going to pale in comparison to the amount of water almond farmers use. Reducing 25% of ag water use would be a HUUUUGE savings. Of course, it would implode the economy and turn the SJ Valley into a giant ghetto of unemployment, but we'd have water for the coasts!! JB isn't going to publicly **** with ag though, because those guys are foaming at the mouth angry all the time.
Turn into? Isn't it one already?
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im just going to bathe in the river from now on
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Just washed lots of wheels outside today. Washed 2 cars too.

East Coast Flaunt.

Oh, I also put lots of 93 octane in AP2 for new owner.

Those are the only 2 flaunts we can flaunt.
srs i think we're gonna have to build a canal from maine to SoCal so LA can jack New England's water too.
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Turn into? Isn't it one already?


Well there's degrees...on the one hand you've got Fresno or Merced, which aren't really on anyone's top places to live, but not totally awful places to live...then there's Bakersfield or Stockton, which make Riverside seem like Paris, France.
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srs i think we're gonna have to build a canal from maine to SoCal so LA can jack New England's water too.
:bat:

You leave New England and our abundance of water out of this.
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Well there's degrees...on the one hand you've got Fresno or Merced, which aren't really on anyone's top places to live, but not totally awful places to live...then there's Bakersfield or Stockton, which make Riverside seem like Paris, France.
Bakersfield getting hit by both the drought and the plunge in oil prices, I can only imagine what it's like there.
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Do you plan on conserving water?
I always do. My dad beat the never waste water mentality into me growing up. I did wash 3 cars over the weekend like I mentioned, but as efficiently as I possibly could.
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In general, I like Jerry Brown. But what I think is fishy is that these savings are going to pale in comparison to the amount of water almond farmers use. Reducing 25% of ag water use would be a HUUUUGE savings. Of course, it would implode the economy and turn the SJ Valley into a giant ghetto of unemployment, but we'd have water for the coasts!! JB isn't going to publicly **** with ag though, because those guys are foaming at the mouth angry all the time.
Lmao. I don't want to lose my strawberry supply in Oxnard.

So what happens when this drought of ours becomes a national issue?
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all the regulations are for landscaping and irrigation w/potable water. looks like agriculture isnt going to be affected, other than having to quantify their water usage to possibly cite wasteful farmers. still wont stop the old black lady on the corner from turning on the hose to water her flowers, hear the phone ring and go inside for 3 hours while the hose runs full blast into the gutter.
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So what happens when this drought of ours becomes a national issue?
most immediate impact is in food prices and then it acts like a jump start for the inflation that magically hasn't existed in the last few years to explode and Freebird's doomy economic predictions come true
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all the regulations are for landscaping and irrigation w/potable water. looks like agriculture isnt going to be affected, other than having to quantify their water usage to possibly cite wasteful farmers. still wont stop the old black lady on the corner from turning on the hose to water her flowers, hear the phone ring and go inside for 3 hours while the hose runs full blast into the gutter.
the farmers will be screwed the old fashioned way, where farmers who are last in line (read: independent non connected, non corporate) don't get their allotments and have to abandon their orchards or figure out something else to do with their life.
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most immediate impact is in food prices and then it acts like a jump start for the inflation that magically hasn't existed in the last few years to explode and Freebird's doomy economic predictions come true
Haha. Get ready for the hurt.

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Haha. Get ready for the hurt.

see freebird? give us your water or you'll never eat another fruit or veg again!!!!
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see freebird? give us your water or you'll never eat another fruit or veg again!!!!
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This is one of those cases where Agribusiness needs to make the cut. They get water for MUCH cheaper and are much more wasteful with it.
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