Tag Archives: drought

CA gets rain–nothing like rain to make a farmer happy

I live in a semi arid part of the world–Central Texas is still in a long term drought. Our lake is down 11 feet, so we are stressed. Ground is wet though and the pasture “tanks” are OK.

Nothing improves my attitude like rain.

Here’s Roy Spencer’s update on that great rain that CA got, east of Sacramento Folsom Lake got a big rain, Shasta is much better off.

Shasta is a gigantic reservoir lake in Northern CA.


I wonder if they considered GHG’s

The California super rich don’t believe they are bound by rules for normal people, especially when it comes to green lawns and drought.  For a while, you just haul in water at exhorbitant costs.  Continue reading

Sierra on Idaho

An outstanding man, Sierra Rayne.

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What California Drought?

I was watching a Fox reporter showing the flooding in Glendora, CA.  None of the lawns or shrubs looked like they had any stress from lack of water.  It doesn’t look like any area I’ve been in that had a drought. Continue reading

Damn the Drought, but not the Climate

Last week I jumped into a climate versus weather thing, and here we go again.

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Weak El Niño eases drought fears

The US government forecaster has issued its most definitive report since first raising the El Niño alert three months ago, forecasting a weak phenomenon that will last until the Northern Hemisphere spring.

Hmm… maybe. Time will tell what forecasters can’t but we are still not very good at predicting ENSO phases and events. Continue reading

The era of cheap food may be over

The last decade saw the end of cheap oil, the magic growth ingredient for the global economy after the second world war. This summer’s increase in maize, wheat and soya bean prices – the third spike in the past five years – suggests the era of cheap food is also over. Continue reading