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The Drought Goes From Bad To Catastrophic

Zero Hedge

As we previously commented, when scientists start using phrases such as “the worst drought” and “as bad as you can imagine” to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. However, in recent weeks the dreadful situation in California has gone from bad to catastrophic as the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that more than half of the state is now in experiencing ‘exceptional’ drought, the most severe category available. And most of the state – 81% – currently has one of the two most intense levels of drought.   

h/t @TimOBrien

As WaPo reports,

While California’s problems are particularly severe, that state is not alone in experiencing significant drought right now. There are wide swaths of moderate to severe drought stretching from Oregon to Texas, with problems impacting numerous states west of the Mississippi River.

 

Some of the most severe droughts outside of California are impacting large pockets in Oklahoma, Texas and, particularly, Nevada, where more than half of the state is currently experiencing one of the two most intense drought conditions:

 

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As we concluded previously,

Most people just assume that this drought will be temporary, but experts tell us that there have been “megadroughts” throughout history in the western half of the United States that have lasted for more than 100 years.

If we have entered one of those eras, it is going to fundamentally change life in America.

And the frightening thing is that much of the rest of the world is dealing with water scarcity issues right now as well.  In fact, North America is actually in better shape than much of Africa and Asia.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “25 Shocking Facts About The Earth’s Dwindling Water Resources“.

Without plenty of fresh water, modern civilization is not possible.

And right now, the western United States and much of the rest of the world is starting to come to grips with the fact that we could be facing some very serious water shortages in the years ahead.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-01/drought-goes-bad-catastrophic

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4 Responses to The Drought Goes From Bad To Catastrophic

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    Someone needs to blow up every single HAARP installation on the planet.

    SOON.

    • Jolly Roger says:

      aha!!….so it’s HAARP that does this? I wasn’t sure, and was going to ask how they engineered this, because the timing is too perfect.

      But — Mark says he see full reservoirs from his truck, indicating that this whole drought might just be a hoax, too.

      The charts only locate the drought, but it would be interesting to know if there was any big drop in annual rainfall.

      • # 1 NWO Hatr says:

        The best info I’ve seen shows that HAARP is creating a constant high pressure ridge anytime rainclouds threaten to make landfall here.

        One of the many reasons I believe HAARP is THE scariest weapon in their arsenal.

  2. hweinhard says:

    No hoax JR…I have given links here showing that there was no snow.. 200 wildfires just last night…This is FAR from a hoax this is real….The reservoirs are not full..Best is at 60%. Most are much worse. Its called “ridiculous resilient ridge” or “RRR”…Is HAARP causing it? I think so, but not enough info to back up…But the drought is real and its very serious. I am in northwest Oregon where its a very light drought and I see the difference even here…My creek is lower than it should be this time of year. Also, record heat in northern california. It has been triple digits…
    Do your research…

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