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Gov. Gavin Newsom urges all Californians to cut water use by 15%

Original post made on Jul 9, 2021

Extreme drought now grips 85% of California, so the governor is seeking voluntary action. Newsom expanded the drought emergency to nine more counties, mostly along the Central Coast and in the Bay Area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 8, 2021, 1:31 PM

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Posted by Virginia Smedberg
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 9, 2021 at 6:16 pm

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Article says "Conditions are not severe enough to include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco and Ventura, all of which have sufficient supplies in storage so far." Intrigues me that all but SF are in So Cal - and they get their water from US in No Cal... or I think some from the Colorado River - they don't have any local sources so far as I know. So evidently they have created storage facilities better than we have. To store "our" water... (my opinion - but have you flown down the I-5 corridor and seen the LARGE blue stripe that is carrying our water to them...).


Posted by tmp
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 9, 2021 at 11:34 pm

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It would be easier to believe that Newson really cared if he also demanded that developers stop building office buildings that will bring in millions of new residents and he stopped pushing for new housing development for millions of people.

Building, construction, new people and facilities all require water on an ongoing basis. Why should people here sacrifice when he will just give that sacrifice away to developers rather than admit that California is a desert with a maxed out population and along with being careful with water we need to stop this endless population growth.

Let's see some real sacrifice from those elites in Sacramento who tell us to scrimp and be miserable while they eat at fancy restaurants and give away the state to their developer friends.


Posted by Ferris Young
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 10, 2021 at 7:22 am

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Water will become the new gold and saavy speculators are taking note.


Posted by Leslie York
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm

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You can't conserve your way out of a drought.

A succession of California Governors has done pity little about water since the '70s, but we will have a high-speed train between Bakersfield and Merced in this soon-to-be dust bowl. AFAIK there are no state desalination plants on the drawing board.

But you'll be able to go between Bakersfield and Merced in a hurry.


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