America - its all a bit odd...

The western US is still going through a 22 year drought, and as a result the reservoir behind the Hoover Dam in Nevada and Arizona (and near Las Vegas) is at a record low. It has fallen 42.7 metres since 2000.
Hoover Dam reservoir hits record low water level amid extreme drought

The drop in level is enough that the government may soon start making big cuts in water supply

Most of the water goes to irrigated agriculture. As a result, the main effect so far has been on farmers who are losing crops.
 

Fr SpodoKomodo

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The top one sits on a science/technology congressional committee. Jesus.


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The top one sits on a science/technology congressional committee. Jesus.


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Meh.

Matt Gaetz is apparently under FBI investigation for being a nonce, and he sits on the FBI oversight panel.


Remember kids, all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The nonce-vibe is strong with this one though....
 
If ever there was a case that called for the death penalty it would be this one.

If they are as portrayed by the article, they seem to have no remorse or sense of having done wrong.

Death penalty, maybe, but maybe lock them up for ever in one cell, together, so that after they get board with each other they can get on each other’s nerves for the rest of their lives, until one kills the other.
 
If they are as portrayed by the article, they seem to have no remorse or sense of having done wrong.

Death penalty, maybe, but maybe lock them up for ever in one cell, together, so that after they get board with each other they can get on each other’s nerves for the rest of their lives, until one kills the other.
Mental Health issues, or is there another story there?
 

tgo

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The western US is still going through a 22 year drought, and as a result the reservoir behind the Hoover Dam in Nevada and Arizona (and near Las Vegas) is at a record low. It has fallen 42.7 metres since 2000.
Hoover Dam reservoir hits record low water level amid extreme drought

The drop in level is enough that the government may soon start making big cuts in water supply

Most of the water goes to irrigated agriculture. As a result, the main effect so far has been on farmers who are losing crops.
I read this, seems to be mostly California, they have the GDP of a small country and plenty of cost, why can't they do like the Ausies and have a few desalination plants running.
 
I read this, seems to be mostly California, they have the GDP of a small country and plenty of cost, why can't they do like the Ausies and have a few desalination plants running.
The drought is affecting pretty much all of the western US, and parts of the middle as well. There is probably more news about what is happening in California simply because they have more local sources to generate news content which gets distributed by international news agencies.

I don't believe that desalination is practical for irrigating crops, and irrigation uses 80 to 90 per cent of the water, Irrigation is heavily subsidised in the US, so they do a lot more of it that would be the case if the farmers were paying for the actual cost of the water.

The main effect of the drought in irrigated areas will be loss of crops, especially fruit and vegetables.

Probably more significant will be how much the drought affects parts of the middle of the US, where they grow a lot of non-irrigated grain crops (although again, some of that is irrigated and heavily subsidised). It's too early to tell how things will work out there however.
 
The drought is affecting pretty much all of the western US, and parts of the middle as well. There is probably more news about what is happening in California simply because they have more local sources to generate news content which gets distributed by international news agencies.

I don't believe that desalination is practical for irrigating crops, and irrigation uses 80 to 90 per cent of the water, Irrigation is heavily subsidised in the US, so they do a lot more of it that would be the case if the farmers were paying for the actual cost of the water.

The main effect of the drought in irrigated areas will be loss of crops, especially fruit and vegetables.

Probably more significant will be how much the drought affects parts of the middle of the US, where they grow a lot of non-irrigated grain crops (although again, some of that is irrigated and heavily subsidised). It's too early to tell how things will work out there however.

Poorly, we are about to have resource wars in parts of the country. The Feds have not done a very good job of trying to work with all the aggrieved parties and anti government sentiment in the Western portion of the country continues to grow.
 
I read this, seems to be mostly California, they have the GDP of a small country and plenty of cost, why can't they do like the Ausies and have a few desalination plants running.

Because the State of California pi$$es it all away on feck knows what. Besides what you suggest would require politicans to have a modicum of common sense and good luck with that.
 

Poorly, we are about to have resource wars in parts of the country. The Feds have not done a very good job of trying to work with all the aggrieved parties and anti government sentiment in the Western portion of the country continues to grow.
And what about Wyoming?
Drought Information Services

USDA Designates 19 Wyoming Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (see Current Map | U.S. Drought Monitor), these counties suffered from a drought intensity value during the growing season of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for 8 or more consecutive weeks or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought-Exceptional.

State: Wyoming

Triggering Disaster: Drought

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Cow escapes onto highway in Virginia.

Dibble comes mob handed and tooled up.

Dibble try to shoot cow (which by any reasonable standards is a pretty big target).

Miss. Shoot another cop instead.

Vets catch cow. Dibble shoots it dead to teach it a lesson.

#cowslivesmatter

 
Cow escapes onto highway in Virginia.

Dibble comes mob handed and tooled up.

Dibble try to shoot cow (which by any reasonable standards is a pretty big target).

Miss. Shoot another cop instead.

Vets catch cow. Dibble shoots it dead to teach it a lesson.

#cowslivesmatter

"The department is investigating whether the officer was shot by a fellow officer or by ... the cow"





OK, I may have edited that a bit.
 
Cow escapes onto highway in Virginia.

Dibble comes mob handed and tooled up.

Dibble try to shoot cow (which by any reasonable standards is a pretty big target).

Miss. Shoot another cop instead.

Vets catch cow. Dibble shoots it dead to teach it a lesson.

#cowslivesmatter

Was the cow black?
 

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