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Enjoy Your RomaineâEUR"While It Lasts

Environment  (tags: climate-change, water, agribusiiness, food, water levels, scarcity, California, California Drought, healthconditions, pollution, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation )

- 1426 days ago -
As the Salinas Valley's freshwater vanishes and dips below sea level, seawater from the coast seeps in to take its placeâEUR"which isn't good news for crops.


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MmAway M (519)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 3:47 am
That is downright pitiful!
With no rain here in California I have even killed off ICE PLANT!
Only thing left to eat with be FOX TAILS!

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 3:53 am

Animae C (509)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 5:12 am
Thanx Cal

Winn A (179)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 6:30 am

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 7:11 am
Shared on facebook and twittersphere.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 8:50 am
Not good news especially 4 us Vegans. thx Cal

Michael M (60)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 11:50 am
Oh, ya got that, Cal!!!

People may not know, but not merely Salinas, which opens up in the Monterey Bay, is sinking as groundwater is pumped out.
The Sacramento and lower San Joaquin valley - central valley, has dropped by many feet in level (the levees running the rivers above much of it were built at beginning of 20th by Chinese laborers.
Traveling along those levees, you will see much the same as the lower Mississippi, except that the levees there are higher.

in the 1800s during times of big precipitation, a lake formed in that big valley. It was supposedly a marvelous sight, with incredible numbers of waterfowl, and when the lake receded, a carpet of wildflowers. That lake will come again, carpeting the asphalt, the lower levels of the mass of buildings roads, etc.

Although the climate has changed toward hotter, and many models predict less Sierra precip, weather is anomalous, and that lake will form again for a season.

These things that have not happened in a mere hundred r two years, will happen again, and perhaps show that geoengineering is not different than the seasonal flowers in a floodplain (except in foulness and ugliness), ot a fallen log across a stream, slowly rotting away until the earth spreads its carbon downstream and through the cycles of life.

Michael M (60)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 11:57 am
There's seagrasses waiting to colonize any newly brackish or saltwater area - the Aleutian Geese will sweep down , to eat in numbers once again magnificent. the guns will be gone, the waves of honking birds the sole occupants of the sky.

I have refused to travel south into the Central Valley, the Bay Area for more than a decade. I go around through the Sierra, Nevada, or elsewhere, as the ugliness of monocultural agriculture and the worse ugliness of noise, honking cars filled with angry humans, cement, foul buildings rising to offend the stones and sky, repulse anyone remotely in touch with the Nature that bears us.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 12:19 pm

Adrienne L (9)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 12:52 pm

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 1:16 pm
Indeed bad news.for everyone who loves lettuce, Vegans. And I do believe that Romaine lettuce will not be the only shortage.

Debra G (0)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 1:21 pm
And what about the fracking wastewater pumped back into the ground/aquifers? How many ways can we destroy ourselves?

Rhonda B (99)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 1:27 pm
Noted. Thank you Cal!

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 1:46 pm
Thank you Cal.

Elizabeth brown (20)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 2:26 pm
We are using our planet as a trash can,we believe we can use what we like whenever we like.This is payback time.

jan b (5)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 2:42 pm
Solve the drought! Grow produce in greenhouses using Aquaponics -----

Onita Northington (44)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 2:43 pm
Weather changes, always. A couple of years ago GA. was in the same fix. This year we have a rain surplus 7 inches above normal. Pray for rain in Cal.

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 2:54 pm
Thank you,Cal!

John Lettieri (4)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 3:01 pm
Noted and Thank you Cal.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 3:07 pm
Thanks Cal. Noted. I hope Michael M. (above) is right, that a lake will form again in that valley, and other repeats of the 1800's post-drought period. Meanwhile, chant, pray, do your rain dance----anything to call the raindrops down. Man is going to have to return to the olden ways and invent some new survival methods, for I think Earth is in for the trial of it's and our life.

marie T (163)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 3:11 pm

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 5:40 pm
Thanks for the post, Cal. Guess we'll all have to figure out how to grow our own.

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 7:06 pm
Returned to this thread to say that I have started to conserve on my Romaine. In my salad this evening, I added more veggies~~Persian cucumbers, mini bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Less Romaine.

S J (124)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 7:27 pm
then find out what can be planted. thanks Cal

delilah st louis (72)
Wednesday July 22, 2015, 8:01 pm
Thanks Cal for sharing

Judy C (91)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 1:17 am
OMG. I eat Romaine almost every day. We need to try to grow it ourselves. Thanks Cal.

Roro l (0)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 5:18 am

marie therese Hanulak (8)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 5:20 am
We'll have to depend on imports from other countries.
I beleive the whole planet is in trouble. Maybe humanity will be reduced in number. Not a bad thing

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 6:55 am
Prepare for the long run

Winn A (179)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 8:19 am

Gloria H (88)
Friday July 24, 2015, 10:35 am
I bought some lettuce starters...put them in containers and they are prolific! I have a brown thumb, but lettuce and onions continue to grow. End of season right now, the lettuce is bolting (seeding), but still in time for tomato and lettuce salads.
C'mon Jerry Brown...stop fracking our food producing regions!

Anne F (17)
Friday July 24, 2015, 3:10 pm
may need to reduce the travel of our leafy greens - certainly stop irrigating with ground water in hazardous soils
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