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Driest Conditions in California

Driest Conditions in CaliforniaScientist had said that the last year 2015 is the fourth year of…
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El Nino collapse appears to be underway

Change in sea surface temperature anomalies in the last month; courtesy NOAA

This naturally occurring oceanic cycle that produces warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean began in earnest early in 2015 and strengthened throughout the year to comparable intensity levels of the strong El Nino episodes of 1982-1983 and 1997-1998 although the warmest region relative-to-normal set up in somewhat different locations.  270 more words

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Phineas Fahrquar reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:

I had a feeling the current El Nino was turning out to be an "El Wimpo." Still, we received some pretty good snowfalls in the Sierras, which is what California really needs, so here's hoping this is the start of a growing trend.

Living on the edge

Tharparkar is the only fertile desert in the world. The region derives its names from Thar and Parkar. The name Thar is from Thul, the general term for sand region or sand ridges and Parkar literary means “to cross over”. 436 more words

Drought

California Farmers Reap Record Sales Despite Historic Drought

FRESNO (CBS/AP) — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the historic drought.

California agriculture officials released their annual report for 2014 late last month. 100 more words

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California Farmers Reap Record Sales in Record Drought

FRESNO (AP) —

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the drought.

California agriculture officials released their annual report for 2014 late last month. 84 more words

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El Nino Has Been Good To San Francisco's Water Supply

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — It looks like San Francisco will have more than enough water this year, thanks to a rainy winter.

The City’s water managers are all but declaring that the drought will be over… 126 more words

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