Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow Pack Coming Back But Reservoirs CA Lack

El Nino storms are bringing California some drought relief
But our water storage system may lead us to future grief
El Nino water everywhere and not enough reservoirs to it store
The snowpack is up but we still need much more
California’s reservoir system is designed to store only precipitation falling in one year
If we are experiencing global warming, here is a valid fear
If precipitation falls as rain in the mountains as opposed to snow
Or if it falls as snow but due to warmer temps melts faster, it will into the dams more quickly flow
The dams may not be able to hold the torrents and over the spillways and into the ocean it will go
Not enough seeping into our aquifers below
Rather than exploring the idiocy of spending billions on a bullet train
We need to be spending more to build more reservoirs to capture and store more run off and rain
To really overcome any future return of crippling drought
Continue to conserve but build desalinization plants to take from seawater the salt out
© January 24, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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