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California drought hits San Mateo County coast particularly hard

November 17, 2014

By Kurtis Alexander : sfgate – excerpt

… The historic statewide drought has struck especially hard along the southern San Mateo County coast. While other parts of the Bay Area are served by big water agencies with steady if shrinking supplies, most of the homes and small farms here, less than an hour’s drive from Silicon Valley, rely on creeks and wells, many of which have stopped flowing.
That’s left scores of people struggling mightily to get by with little or no water.

“People don’t think there are rural communities on the San Francisco Peninsula that have run out of water,” said Chelsea Moller, project coordinator with the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, which is trying to help families shore up their water needs. “I think they really get overlooked.”… (more)

This is one of the most distressing stories we have seen in the news lately. Please read it and comment on the source. We witnessed a lot of similar problems in the Valleys as we drove up Route 5 last weekend. There were also a lot of signs by the side of hte road deriding the politicians for mismanaging the water system.

It is hard to know who, if any human is to blame, and even harder to know what the answer is. Clearly we need to stop inviting more people to move to the desert until we solve the water crisis.

That message needs to get to Sacramento and the so-called water rich cities. Where is the sharing spirit when it comes to sharing water resources? Willie Brown is right. The Sharing Economy is a business deal, period. There is no benevolent spirit inherent in it. If something isn’t done soon, we will not be eating local food. Our food will be coming from outside the state, and in many cases, outside the country.

 

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  1. holeshothunter permalink
    November 18, 2014 12:35 am

    We need to stop inviting more people onto the PLANET…but it is already way too late. THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THIS STATE IS A DESERT, and always was. Facts always prove out over idiot theories. It is now too late. Welcome to the 21st century.

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