Megadrought Nightmare: No Water For Crops, Horrific Wildfires, Colossal Dust Storms And Draconian Water Restrictions

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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

    The megadrought that has almost the entire western half of the country in a death grip is starting to become extremely painful.  In some areas, irrigation water is being totally cut off for farmers, and that is going to result in a totally lost year for many of them.

    Without water, you simply cannot grow crops, and irrigation water is the difference between success and failure for multitudes of western farmers.  Scientists are also warning that this upcoming wildfire season could be even worse than last year due to the bone dry conditions.  For me, it is difficult to imagine a wildfire season that is any worse than what we experienced in 2021.  But this is what they are telling us.  This megadrought has already been going on for many years, and experts are giving us very little hope that things will improve any time in the foreseeable future.  In fact, CBS News is reporting that this current drought is in danger of evolving into a “permanent drought”…

    Extreme drought across the Western U.S. has become as reliable as a summer afternoon thunderstorm in Florida. And news headlines about drought in the West can seem a bit like a broken record, with some scientists saying the region is on the precipice of permanent drought.

    Even during the “Dust Bowl” of the 1930s, there was always hope that the drought would end and normal conditions would return.

    But now we are being told that this is the new normal.

    The western half of the country desperately needed a healthy level of precipitation during last winter’s “wet season”, but instead conditions were much drier than usual

    Consequently, this past winter’s wet season was not very wet at all. In fact, it just added insult to injury, with only 25 to 50% of normal rainfall falling across much of the Southwest and California. This followed one of the driest and hottest summers in modern times, with two historic heat waves, a summer monsoon cycle that simply did not even show up and the worst fire season in modern times.

    Now we are moving into “the dry season”, and there simply is not enough water for everyone.

    Along the California-Oregon border, things just went from bad to worse.  Farmers in the region already knew that they would be getting much less water this year, but now federal officials have decided to completely shut the water off for most farmers…

    The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to a half-dozen wildlife refuges that harbor millions of migrating birds each year.

    In what is shaping up to be the worst water crisis in generations, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said it will not release water this season into the main canal that feeds the bulk of the massive Klamath Reclamation Project, marking a first for the 114-year-old irrigation system. The agency announced last month that hundreds of irrigators would get dramatically less water than usual, but a worsening drought picture means water will be completely shut off instead.

    Needless to say, for many of them no water will mean no crops.

    Oregon Governor Kate Brown has already declared a drought emergency.

    So has California Governor Gavin Newsom.

    The state of California grows more of our vegetables than anyone else does, and this growing water crisis is forcing many farmers in the state to make some heartbreaking decisions

    With the uncertainty of water, some Central Valley farmers are destroying their crops ahead of the summer season in order to survive. It’s impacting jobs and soon possibly the grocery shelves.

    In many instances, farmers are destroying some of their crops in order to give other crops half a chance of making it.

    For example, farmer Joe Del Bosque just destroyed all of the asparagus he was growing in order to use water elsewhere…

    “There’s been a blade that’s cut underneath and these here, they are green still but they are going to die,” explained Del Bosque.

    The loss of asparagus means 50-60 farmworkers are out of a job next year.

    If more crops are lost, jobs will follow.

    This is already a major national crisis, and it is getting worse with each passing month.

    According to the NOAA, the soil moisture content in our southwestern states is now the lowest it has been “in at least 120 years”

    Kelsey Satalino, the Digital Communications Coordinator from NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System, says that during the past few months, several states including Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah experienced their most intense period of drought since the Drought Monitor began back in 2000. As a result, soil moisture content is at its lowest levels in at least 120 years.

    That means that things weren’t even this bad during the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.

    As I have discussed in previous articles, colossal dust storms are now regularly happening in the western half of the country.

    In fact, some of them are so large you can see them from space.

    In addition to being extremely unpleasant, these dust storms can also spread fungal spores that cause Valley fever.  The following comes from NASA

    Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and can cause fever, rash and coughing. Using NASA research and satellite data, the World Meteorological Organization is refining its Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System to help forecast where dust risk is greatest.

    In my most recent book, I warned that “record drought” was coming, and now it is here.

    Sadly, extremely dry conditions create an ideal environment for wildfires.

    Last year’s wildfire season was a complete and utter nightmare, but now officials are warning that 2021 could be even worse.

    Could that be possible?

    It is hard to imagine anything worse than what we witnessed in California last year, but it appears that things are off to an even earlier start this year.

    At this moment, an absolutely massive fire is burning out of control in Los Angeles County

    Los Angeles County authorities looked Sunday for a potential arsonist who might have set off a brush fire that forced the mandatory evacuation of about 1,000 people in the exclusive Pacific Palisades area near Topanga Canyon.

    Cool and wet conditions overnight helped prevent the Palisades Fire from spreading beyond the 750 acres it had reached Saturday, but the LA Fire Department said in an update Sunday morning that warming weather and afternoon winds may push the blaze northwest – threatening homes – as it rips through dense mountain vegetation that “is very dry and has not burned in 50+ years.’’

    It almost seems like the west coast is under some sort of a curse.

    Whenever it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, somehow they do.

    Scientists tell us that another very dry summer is looming, and that is extremely bad news for the entire region.

    Dust Bowl conditions have returned, and it appears that they will be with us for a long time to come.

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      8 Comments

      1. alfie

        Hmm, just a couple of thoughts of no particular importance or reasoning.Just wondering, are we the only ones that are experiencing a ” mega ” drought ? If you go back though natural history, you’ll see that there has been droughts before, some that have lasted years, hundreds of years. but that being said, the population of north america wasn’t any where near what we have now, so maybe and just maybe, this the good lord’s or mother nature’s way of culling the herd ( so to speak ) , after all man kind does have a way of screwing things up royally.Think of all the things that happened in just the last one hundred to on hundred and fifty years. Industrial , military wise, population wise, health care etc. Hmm, just my thoughts on the current events and the way things are playing out. Do I know what I’m talking about, probably not.

        • vincente pox

          The key word, “population” . In the midst of a drought and subsequent food shortage, why would hardcore globalists like Biden, Newsome and Sisolak call for open borders and millions of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS? They use water too.

          Oh, wait, they vote! And they vote D, 9:1! And many of them are illiterate in Spanish and English. And those white shirts with the Biden Harris logos? Thank you Catholic charities.

          But CNN and MSNBS never discuss the human trafficking syndicate or drug cartels involved in the mass invasion. Blame the Ruskies.

        • Anonymous

          You’re right. This only matters because there are people and “interests” existing today to be effected by it and aware of it.

      2. Darth Skippy

        I get the eternal runaround, when I try to buy some of these apparently-abandoned farms.

        I see them being restored for replacement demographics in local television series, before ending my cable connection.

        Irrigation systems still functioned. Acquaintances had trout ponds and orchards. It is turned-off, by decree.

        Only, until white founders are run off the land.

        Some of the buildings are well over 100yrs old and in good condition, and the family has been there for generations. It is paid for, already. They hate allodial ownership.

        White ownership and responsibility can be seized, just like colored labor.

        • JRS

          Do people still have allodial titles? I thought they had all been converted to fee simple deeds where it defines you as a “tenant” in the deed. Meaning, they can send the sheriff to evict you for non payment of certain state claims such as property taxes or unpaid judgements.

          Meaning you don’t really own your paid off property if the state sez so.

          • Darth Skippy

            I don’t think it’s recognized. I was just using it as a figure of speech.

            Most of us have this intergenerational pattern of being run back and forth, and, in my experience, houses and business are just wasted.

      3. Kirk

        I am in south Texas and we have been getting plenty of rain. Flash flooding in many area.

      4. George C

        Just wondering if the start of the drought might coincide with the start of the HAARP project? Also wondering why so many drought stricken farms are bought up by the Chinese? Maybe the drought will end once China owns all the farm land and all the food grown there will go directly to the PRC.

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