Almonds and Rivers

This is what California used to look like. It was a lot wetter.

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1850

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2018

 

Then more people arrived, 40 million of them, and with them, agriculture.

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But almond market keeps growing internationally.

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The San Joaquin

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Temperance Flat Dam Proposal

The dam proponents have a good point about the temporal variability of precipitation in California- but there are glaring holes in their arguments.

-Floods are natural and important for ecosystems

etc