Is Cali running out of water?

ON Jan 17th, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency that signaled the dreadful beginning of a drought. Day by day, more and more news are coming out about how long California has until water really runs out.
http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25013388/california-drought-17-communities-could-run-out-water
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/04/epic-california-drought-and-groundwater-where-do-we-go-from-here/
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/time-is-running-out-for-california-drought-relief-17030
So what does this have to do with us people in the east? well for one thing food price will go up. California is the agriculture center of the country and without stable water supply, the farmers will have to resort to gorundwater which based on the study by GRACE is nearly depleted. Also gas price will go up, because if food price goes up, everything else will follow. Banana for 12 cent a pound? that is so yesterday’s price. My local Vons has the price at 70 cents a pound at the moment.

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About t5huang

Masters in Environmental Science at UPenn Candidate
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