Study: Irrigation increases ‘extreme weather’

“Agricultural irrigation in California’s Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest, according to a new study by UC Irvine scientists.”

Read more at WUWT.


  1. If this is true — big IF — that means irrigation recycles the aquifer productively throughout the dry Southwest. I’ve lived down thar and more rainfall is almost always useful.

  2. Central California is dried up to save the delta smelt, irrigation is a no no! A lot of conflict in their propaganda.


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