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Silenced Song

On a hot dry night

I was born by the river

Under milky stars

And a moonless, painted sky.

 

On a hot dry night

A song of running whispers… 55 more words

Poetry

After Sunday: Cooling off and quieting down this week

A much quieter week shaping up as we head into a cooler and drier pattern this week and the threat for severe weather looks very low at this point.   486 more words

Weekly & Long Range Outlooks

California Almonds Roasted In Drought Debate Over Irrigation

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California’s 39 million people. 884 more words

News

Climate: Drought 'donut' circles Colorado

Forecast for wet spring helps ease concerns

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — Above-average reservoir storage and forecasts for a wet spring season could help keep Colorado out of drought trouble — even though statewide precipitation has been below average for the entire water year to-date, starting last October. 340 more words

Colorado

Governor Jerry Brown and his Meaningless Mandate

Attached is a very readable article published by EarthJustice regarding the drought in California. I was particularly interested in the details about Fracking in the state, specifically the number of wells in operation, the hundreds of wells used to dispose of the toxic by-products of Fracking, and the hundreds of open-pit disposal ponds still in use. 125 more words

Politics

Joel Kotkin: California Is So Over

Daily Beast: California’s drought and how it’s handled show just what kind of place the Golden State is becoming: feudal, super-affluent and with an impoverished interior. 168 more words

Politics