5 cities running out of water in 2014

More than 80% of California is experiencing 'extreme' or 'exceptional' drought conditions this year.

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Jul 31, 2014 7:51PM
Southern California never has had enough water. They sucked upped Colorado River water from neighboring states until none reaches the Gulf of California.. Then they started draining the northern part of their own state. Now  Central California has a drought. Too many new immigrants, too much of everything including disrespect for an exhausted water supply. Build desalination plants and use them during droughts? Not LA LA Land, their too busy building a bullet train to Modesto?
Jul 31, 2014 7:54PM
Just give the entire state to Mexico and be done with it. Make sure Hollywood and Pelosi are included!
Jul 31, 2014 7:21PM
This place is aptly named the Desert Southwest.  What did you think was eventually going to happen?  This isn't some strange climate change (global warming) thing.  This is absolutely normal.  What's the big deal? 
Jul 31, 2014 7:32PM
Our Late Governor ,,, Wally Hickle,,, once offered to build a pipeline to California to supply them with fresh water ,,,, they all said he was Nuts,,,,,,  well we can still build pipelines and we have plenty of extra water here in Alaska ,,,, but "Sorry" the price just went up ....:)))
Aug 1, 2014 12:33AM

The Southwest desert ecosystem was never meant to support the huge number of people who now live there.


Jul 31, 2014 9:26PM
The first time I visited California I asked the question..'why don't they have desalination plants?"
I got 'deer in the head light stairs.'
That was 30 years ago! 
Jul 31, 2014 8:10PM
This is a major joke. "Reallocating water to essential crops"? Not true at all. Instead, water has been reallocated to almonds!! Hardly an essential crop. Most of the crop is exported. 
Jul 31, 2014 6:54PM

Wait!   What?

First we hear the stock market started tanking today because it is running out of 'stimulus'. and now we hear cali-freakville is running out of water?

well, why doesn't Obama just make more water with an executive order?

Jul 31, 2014 10:15PM
The giant cities in the sand of Saudi Arabia and other oil rich countries in the sandbox area quickly learned they needed more and more water. Water is so precious that Dubai does not have a sanitation system. Honey dippers,(septic tankers trucks) are lined up every day and go to purge the city of it's waste to be carried to some unknown location to be disposed of. They have built several desalination plants and they can and do have water geysers in front of the hotels and architectural buildings in and around the city . Huge snow making machines for indoor skiing resorts and huge swimming areas and on and on. If the Folks who live a forever hot desert can and do work with sea water to drink and bathe and enjoy so can ALL of California.....The current NIMBY or Not In My Backyard  thoughts need to be kicked hard out the door and the plants need to be built all along the coastline and piped into the central and southern areas where it is needed. Having sucked the once mighty Colorado almost dry at the Yuma AZ area it has began a problematic look at what happens if it does dry up in Yuma. In the winter months over 95% of lettuce cauliflower spinach and most every ground crops you can imagine is grown in the Yuma and the California Imperial valley region. Let that river dry up and everyone around the world will feel a dramatic loss of vegetables and some fruits. California needs to quite worrying over ball teams and sports fields and most everything else and begin a major building project of dozen upon dozens of desalt plants.
Jul 31, 2014 9:31PM
"Cali" should secede and create the liberal utopia they long for.  They obviously don't need us and we damn sure don't need them.  Everyone wins!
Jul 31, 2014 7:06PM
They are paying the piper for all the looniocity established by Hollowood and Berkley and San Francisco.
Jul 31, 2014 6:51PM

Duh! All five cities are in California.

Good news, maybe Pelosi will dry up and blow away.

doc365: Good idea. CA should call Consolidated Water and start converting the pacific ocean to drinking water.

Jul 31, 2014 6:49PM
I am afraid that this list is rather incomplete, as just about every city and town south of I-70/US 50 and west of I-35/I-135 is running out of water to some degree, with several major cities within this general area in as bad or worse shape as any city in California too.
Aug 1, 2014 2:29AM
San Diego, Carlsbad specifically is building a serious desalinization plant - it's a risk worth taking.  Funny it's the only city in CA with a republican Mayor.  Also funny that the Democrat that lost the mayoral election was a Hispanic guy who gave his concession speech in Spanish.  Wonder what his agenda was?
Jul 31, 2014 7:14PM

President Obama will fix it.  He's Magical!

Let's all sing:   (to the tune of puff the magic dragon)

Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
'Cause he's black, but not authentically.
Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
'Cause he's black, but not authentically.
Some say Barack's "articulate"
And bright and new and "clean."
The media sure loves this guy,
A white interloper's dream!

He can magically make water with an executive order, just like he magically makes people with no job not count as unemployed, rising prices aren't inflation, the recession is a recovery, and you can keep your doctor!
He's not a pathological liar.  He's magical!

Aug 1, 2014 12:42AM
Drink that Obama Kool-Aid, Cali.  You should have a lifetime supply.
Jul 31, 2014 11:27PM
Will desalinization be able to remove radioactive materials as well?
Aug 1, 2014 8:35AM
Welcome to the new start of a new future. I still look around and wonder just what kind of world my grandchildren are going to grow up in. But -- it will be their world.  As for water?-- it may be the Tundra up here in Minnesota but 'Water?' -- with our 10,000 lakes (actually 11,800)  and attached to the Great Lakes -- sorry California, no pipeline ';-)
Jul 31, 2014 9:18PM
One my first trip to Southern California I mentioned to a marine biologist friend of mine that I was surprised to see cactus growing there. He said the area is classified as a  "semi arid" desert.
He went on to tell me that a semi arid desert means the climate does not produce enough rainfall to support human or animal life.
Just like Vegas or Phoenix in the desert, you have to wonder about man's intelligent efforts to build civilization areas in hostile environments.
And, not beating up on Vegas or Phoenix, I'm originally from Buffalo and living there in the winter weather can kill you. LOL.

Aug 1, 2014 6:59AM
wasn't a California college water main that broke wasting millions of gallons while officials watched
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