Eight Weeks Since Huffington Post Announced The End Of Western Water

Eight weeks ago, the Huffington Post announced the demise of water in the western US.

04/02/2015

The West is running on empty.  For nearly 15 years, the Colorado River Basin has been plagued by drought. Stretching from the Rockies to southern Arizona, the basin provides water for more than 40 million people in California and the Southwest through a series of reservoirs. But the water is disappearing… fast.

These Photos Of Drought In The Colorado River Basin Are Beautiful And Depressing

This is how the west looked yesterday

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Colorado weather: Massive rainfall floods streets throughout Denver metro area – The Denver Post

Much of the Southwest and Great Plains are much wetter than normal.

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But things weren’t always this green. During the 1930’s when CO2 was a “very safe” 310 PPM, 80% of the country was in drought.

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The US has been running wetter than normal for the past two years, and droughts have been on the decline for the past 120 years.

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Climate at a Glance: Time Series | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

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6 Responses to Eight Weeks Since Huffington Post Announced The End Of Western Water

  1. R. Shearer says:

    Here’s a hockey stick. http://lakepowell.water-data.com/

  2. SMS says:

    Not as bad as 1965 in Denver.

    http://photos.denverpost.com/2015/06/12/photos-1965-great-flood-of-denvers-south-platte-river/#1

    This terrible flood occurred in the middle of June fifty years ago. Similar weather to what Colorado is experiencing now. Twenty one lives lost.

    What caused this terrible flood? CO2?

    According to our climate experts, nothing bad ever happened in the past. We lived in an ideal world.

  3. gregole says:

    And interestingly, we here in Phoenix, Arizona, the world’s least sustainable city, we got some rain. http://rainlog.org/usprn/html/main/maps.jsp

    First time in recorded history for one of the rain days last week. No matter what the alarmists say, the exact opposite happens. Uncanny. And kind of fun.

    • gregole says:

      I just checked out my link – you’ll have to enter a date; try 06-05-15 and 06-06-15. Then try summing the month of June.

      Yeah. It rained in Phoenix in the first week of June.

  4. Jeffk says:

    Obviously, California and Nevada are being punished awhile by karma, for the number of years Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid ruled Congress.

  5. Hell_Is_Like_Newark says:

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