Environment Health Science

Alarm Bells Ring as NASA Scientists Issue Warning that California Will Run Out of Water In Just…

Stay ahead of the curve... Get top posts first!

Thank you for subscribing!

Get updates on Facebook

California is running out of water fast, according to NASA senior water scientist. Shockingly, the entire state of California will be out of water in just a year’s time.

Yes, California will run out of water in 12 months, according to Jay Famiglietti, NASA senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

As difficult as it may be to face, the simple fact is that California is running out of water — and the problem started before the current drought. NASA data reveals that total water storage in California has been in steady decline since at least 2002, when satellite-based monitoring began, although groundwater depletion has been going on since the early 20th century.

Right now the state has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and the strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing. California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought like this one (let alone a 20-plus-year mega-drought), except, apparently, staying in emergency mode and praying for rain.

The drought means that total water storage in California, which has been in decline since 2002, has been sapped by the need to use the resource for farming, Famiglietti said in the Los Angeles Times.

The use of groundwater for farming in the Central Valley has caused land to sink by one foot a year.

Sprinklers and other landscaping accounts for 70 per cent of urban water use, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Since 2011 the state of California has been losing 12 million acre-feet of water per year and the total amount of water in snow, rivers, groundwater and reservoirs was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014.

Famiglietti suggested immediate water-rationing measures, which are being considered in southern California, across the entire state.

Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency at the beginning of last year, though Californians only reduced their water usage by 9 per cent instead of a hoped-for 20 per cent.

The current drought in the western United States, which is entering its fourth year, is the worst in modern American history. Snowpacks in California mountains like the Sierra Nevadas, which the state relies to melt into water, have been near record lows this year.

Scientists from NASA, Cornell University and Columbia University released research in February that said there could be worse droughts to come.

A “Megadrought” that could last several decades and would be worse than any other such phenomenon in 1000 years is expected sometimes between 2050 and 2099, according to their research. The current dryness affects not only the West Coast, but also the rest of the country. California grows the majority of many fruits and vegetables for the US. Their produce makes up 69 per cent of carrots, 71 per cent of spinach, 99 per cent of artichokes and more than 90 per cent of broccoli, according to Slate.

Famiglietti said that “the public remains detached from discussions and decisions” about conserving water and urged them to take ownership of the crisis.

Hopefully this will quickly happen considering that water is our most important, commonly owned resource.

And eerily, California is not alone…the megacity of São Paulo, Brazil is suffering its worst drought in eight decades.

Want our best on Facebook?

  • Mike Smith

    The 1st water shortage in So CA was in the late 60’s. The population was 20 million, 80% white, 10% blks & 8% Mexican. They built the CA aqueduct draining the northern delta up to this point. Now CA pop is now 40 million; 39% Mexican, 12% Asians,10% blk, 38% whites. CA has eliminated manufacturing killing off whites. CA has replaced manufacturing and created a massive agricultural industry fueled by the massive numbers of Mexicans they use in agriculture. How much water do the roughly 20 MILLION Mexicans use? Agriculture uses 80% of the water. So, CA is giving CA water away to foreign countries buying the food. And so it goes. How much water would there be if CA did allow 10’s of millions of Mexicans in AND gave them free birthing whereby they birth 6 kids. This is a massive problem created by the people we entrusted to protect our country, our borders, and our CITIZENS. Instead they put us in serious danger via the above.

    • Insufficient Fare

      You know White people stole Cali from Mexicans, right?

      • Mike Smith

        Mexicans stole it from the Spanish

        • Insufficient Fare

          HOW SWAY HOW

        • Insufficient Fare

          So the Spanish were in US before Mexicans…OK

        • sons

          And the Spanish stole Mexico from the Aztecs and many other tribes. Genghis Khan was a hell of a thief. So were the Romans. And so on.

      • Jorge Ortiz

        But the US bought the land from Mexico for $15 million and less than 1% of Mexicans lived in those “stolen” territories. Perhaps you should learn more about history.

        • Insufficient Fare

          AFTER the US tried to annex it. Maybe you should learn your history.

          • Jorge Ortiz

            Regardless the land was not stolen as you claimed it was, it was purchased.

          • Insufficient Fare

            OK. They TRIED to steal it first, then purchased it when mexicans threatened with war.

          • Jorge Ortiz

            Well not exactly since the US bought the territory after it had invaded central Mexico and the war was already started.

          • sons

            Let’s be honest. Manifest Destiny put US citizens moving westward in a mood to get the land they found by any means. Most was stolen from Native Americans, and we paid Mexico a little for taking their land. If they had not agreed to the deal, we’d have just taken under some pretext. Only the fierce Comanche tribe seriously slowed western movement.

      • lotterry

        White people killed some mexicans and took their land. Survival of the fittest. grow a pair

      • Rae

        Get your racism out of here

    • Bruce Boelter

      Figure out that it was BULLSHAT yet, moron?

    • sons

      This sounds like “blow hard” junk from Rush Limbaugh, plus its racist. It should be taken down.

  • http://www.RestlessBoomers.com/ Restless Boomers

    HAARP, other weather modification programs and mind control are what’s really going on here. The CA drought is window dressing, just like global warming and Islamic terrorism for the NWO takeover, where those left will be willing, compliant slaves.

    • Rae

      You are right! And here is a website that debunks the scarcity-aim of this propaganda on water shortages (I learned both this fact AND the fact which debunks climate change while still in 5th grade, but people believe propaganda instead of trusting their bodies when there’s a discrepancy to look into): http://www.primarywater.org

      • http://mymobilepatron.com/ Andy Gee

        Wow, that’s some profound misunderstanding of what a water crisis is. Everyone, well hopefully everyone knows that the amount of water on the planet does not change over time. A “water shortage” doesn’t mean that there’s less water on earth, it means that some locations such as California has insufficient water for the local population. When this happens it becomes more expensive to make water available in those areas.

        Thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa need to walk miles to get water each day. Maybe you should show them the primary water website to explain how they’re doing it wrong.

  • Jon Ryder

    Let it shrivel up. California was taken over by Mexico and La Raza thanks to Obama. It’s the largest welfare state which will exceed it’s GDP in the next 15 years. 7 out of 10 illegals one way or another find a way to get their hands on tax payer money, in fact, they take an average of $1,400 MORE than the average American. Whether it’s through outright fraud or from using an “anchor baby” in which they collect on behalf of their child. (which is total BS and will be one of the first moronic loopholes Trump will stop within the first year.) California wants to leave the union anyway. I say we take the billions of dollars we’d save in welfare and use it to help move conservatives out of the anti-white and soon to be communist sh;thole. Let all of those socialists, communists, leftists, special snowflakes, and the rest of the degenerate fukcakes go and eat each other like the animals they are.

  • monica

    Waiting for the climate terrorists of HAARP, NASA, the US military complex and the big corporations behind them to come with an over the top solution that will be costly in every way environmentally and economically to keep the population barely surviving. These terrorists must be stopped and bring to justice. Right now I am looking though my window a massive spraying operation in order to keep away the storm that has been trying to come to California. These people are sick….

    • sons

      “Spraying to keep away a storm…” ?? That one needs a little explanaation.

  • Rae

    Seems like this site is a propaganda site solely considering this article, and the people in this aren’t really “woke.” Any site that fear-mongers scarcity, think twice. http://primarywater.org/

  • Rae

    Here is a website that debunks the scarcity-aim of this propaganda on water shortages (I learned both this fact AND the fact which debunks climate change while still in 5th grade, but people believe propaganda instead of trusting their bodies when there’s a discrepancy to look into): http://www.primarywater.org

  • Reynaldo Gonzales

    I lost brain cells reading this. jeez

    • sons

      If you’re low on brain cells, you’re a perfect friend for Jon Ryder. He’s in the same boat. You guys could get together and do some serious hating and dumb talking.

  • Paul Sierra

    Out of water in 12 months and here we are at least 5 years later judging by some of the messages left so what happened?

  • sons

    Hang on. Famiglietti said we would run out of water in ONE YEAR, but its five years later now(today is 10/15/20), and I don’t notice “no water.” I fact, reservoirs are rather full. Famiglietti, would you like to restate your fear?

Facebook comments

“Alarm Bells Ring as NASA Scientists Issue Warning that California Will Run Out of Water In Just…”