American West in Prolonged Drought – Are You Ready for the Worst?

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California has been in the throes of a prolonged drought for three years now, and meteorologists say that the end isn’t in sight. Because the lack of rainfall has lasted so long, even stopgap measures such as reservoirs and aquifers are starting to give under the pressure. Farmers across the West are wondering what could happen if the drought lasts much longer, presenting a catastrophic scenario that could have implications stretching all the way to the East Coast.

Concern about the dry spell has turned into outright alarm in the agricultural belt. One look at some of California’s most relied-upon streams and lakes is enough to tell you what’s happening to the state. Scientists say that the rate at which we are emptying the state’s aquifers is unprecedented and unsustainable. As an example, the report mentions a state-owned well outside Sacramento that has recently experienced a startling 100-foot drop in just three months.

Naturally, the article leaves science behind at times in favor of pushing the left’s ridiculous global warming theories, but the facts presented about California’s current situation are indisputable. It is an emergency situation, and there are no good answers about what to do if the rains don’t come. Some particularly doomy forecasters see a mass exodus in the next decade if things don’t improve.

Of course, the average American can’t do anything about a statewide drought, but it does present a golden opportunity to review homeowner preparation. If you believe in prepping, it behooves you to get ready for something as insidious and realistic as a nationwide drought. Such a drought could easily lead to famine, and that’s a situation that far too few families have given ample thought to.

Storage is the number one way to prepare for a long-term drought. If you keep a sustainable farm, you should make sure you have enough water on hand to prevent a major crop failure in the absence of rain. If you have the equipment and the land to support it, consider digging out a manmade pond or reservoir with which you can collect water on the odd occasion that it does rain. You may also want to consider loading up a few 55-gallon drums with fresh, clean water so that you don’t get caught without anything to drink should the whole system go belly up.

Whatever you do, don’t depend on the government to see you through it. If a major national drought were to exhaust the country’s water supplies, the government would become nothing but a bunch of talking heads anyway. Some would argue that would be an improvement, but the point is that when it comes down to the wire, it’s every man for himself. Those who have taken the time to prepare for the worst will be the ones sitting pretty when it all goes to hell.

42 Comments
  1. Lorraine E says

    All developed countries exercise WEATHER CONTROL and they have been doing it for well over 50 years. The governments created the drought in the west, the floods in the east, the hot weather, and the cold weather. See geoengineeringwatch.org and for more info regarding chemtrails see weatherwars.info. It is written that he who controls the weather controls the world.

    1. Mark Clemens says

      “Those who control the media, will control the masses”-Jim Morrison
      He may of been a doped up drunk, but he hit that nail square on the head……….
      I call the western drought WEATHER.
      Here in Tennessee we had a 3 year drought, now it rains once or twice a week.

      1. librtyship says

        A Drought, I wonder what your definition of a drought is? In 2013 most areas within 75 miles of San Francisco had only 3 to 4 inches during the entire year and 2014 may not be quite so bad with maybe 14 or 15 inches versus the usual 26 inches!

    2. daveveselenak says

      I’m glad to see that there are some people such as yourself that are informed as to what the NWO bastards are doing! It is a sin that so,so many people don’t even glance up to the sky ( masterbating with their cell phones ) to even notice the chem trails that are being sprayed over “US” almost daily for this devious purpose as well as probably killing us and the soil! The people, most of them, have become sheeple – is it the fluoride in the water? People had better get their heads out of their asses and off their pacifiers and WAKE UP, WISE UP, RISE UP or become a slave of the State, we are nearly there now but most sheeple haven’t a clue, especially the Obaa-baa-ma-nites who bleat in glee – baa, baa, baa, we want Obaa-baa-ma as they are being sheared!

      1. bluemtngirl says

        Rosalind Peterson gave a speech to the UN three years ago on the toxic chemicals and contamination in California.

        http://youtu.be/LVD9IUO9Ftk

  2. GoldenRudy says

    Hasn’t the EPA blocked usage of water to save some silly-ass little reptile or fish? Better to save a reptile than a human, I guess is the motto of the EPA

    1. oaking says

      When the ‘goal’ is to reduce human population to ‘sustainable’ levels, yes, the reptile or fish is more important.

    2. Sharon Lawson says

      It’s also a way to destroy 1/3 of the nations food supply; food rationing will become the next ‘people control’ the government has in it’s crosshairs.

      1. Finkster says

        I believe it.
        *Outlaw guns because they kill thugs that attack us,or at the least wound them and cause expensive medical cost.
        * Outlaw back yard gardens because they spread destructive crop diseases.
        *Outlaw wells and force you onto the Water Authority,s Profit making list.
        *Outlaw wood & coal burning stoves because they pollute poisons into the air and cause environmental damage, while energy rates skyrocket because of government regulation.
        *Outlaw 10 year old kids Lemonade Stands as being unsanitary and disease spreading terminals, but let 100’s of 1000’s of diseased illegal immigrants flood across our border. .
        * Outlaw Farmers Roadside Markets of fruit & vegetables & chicken eggs that are raised naturally without chemicals, while passing laws to put chemicals into the national food supply chain..
        *Outlaw hunting on Government Lands to protect Nature while the citizens go hungry and protect the turtle that makes delicious turtle soup, while depopulating the cattle that give off Global Warming gases.
        .
        Progressive Liberal Democrat Socialist Nazi Communist Corporatist Elitist,…………. ………………………(That’s all one title)………………………………… Think they know how to live our lives better than what Nature has taught us.

  3. Wayne Stickles says

    Drought in CA, destroying farming, is done by the EPA and the Politicians in Sacramento! And complete lack of logical and worthwhile planning ahead!
    CA had 7 years droughts in the 1950’s and 1980’s, and this year is only the 3rd year.

    1. Ken Trefaller says

      I’ll believe California’s drought when they stop watering golf courses.

    2. Yehoshuafriend says

      California just needs to pass some more special privileges for its sodomites, that should help the drought’s progress considerably, and keep AIDS moving right along as well. Shalom!

    3. William says

      Everyone wants to move to the big cities. I don’t really care about the big city life was born and raised in KY on a dairy farm moved to TX for about 10 year, but now back in KY. If you want some rain you are welcome to it my friend. Been getting it almost every day for a week. My veggie garden needs work but to wet.

    4. eddiestardust says

      Ever hear of “The Colorado River” or Los Angelos River? Fact is there is only so much water.
      Heck of a lot of ocean out there….we can desalinate. We have floods..we can design projects to reclaim that water..but that costs money.

  4. Robert L. Rice says

    GEE,too bad that mexifornia is drying up,maybe it will blow away,here in North Florida,I have a 40 acre lake,that averages 16 feet deep,stocked with fish,it is so full,the water is going thru the spill way,anyone want me to send you a bucket or two of water? please stay in mexifornia,the land (used to be) of fruits,nuts,and now its full of QUEERS..

    1. Sharon Lawson says

      There are Conservatives in California; it’s how the ‘lines’ are drawn that allow the Dems to rule. Additionally, The Greenies, in order to protect a fish, Smelt, went to court and shut the water off to the Central Valley, where the farms are. They shut it off 3 years ago. They take the water from the snowpack and dump it into the ocean rather than let a fish get caught in the pumps that run the water to the Valley. Also, they stock the Delta with Bass for tourism the Bass are preying on the Smelt so, it isn’t the ‘pumps’ that kill the Smelt. We fought it on appeal and lost. EPA will continue to ruin this country. Hope your fish aren’t ‘endangered’ according to the EPA or, that your 40 acre lake isn’t declared a ‘navigable water’….enjoy it while you have it.

      1. thomasstewart says

        Good Golly Sharon Lawson When The Tree-Huggers And The Govt Get Involved EPA They Can Ruin A Wet-Dream!! All That Fresh Water From The Snow Is Sent Out To The Pacific Ocean, Three Years!! Yikeess, However Until Our “Girl-Scout Pres Barry Soetoro” Gets Out Of DC The “Central Valley” Must Just Wait To Get Rid Of The IRS, FDA, OPEC And Welfare For Illegals And The Liberals Because The USA Is Broke. God Bless America.

  5. bluemtngirl says

    There are answers for this, if government and big corporations get out of the way and let innovative people work.

  6. adrianvance says

    Yes, and the environmentalists want to destroy all our dams! Figure that out!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative.” When you speak they will listen..

  7. MrsTJNic@aol.com says

    We can fix the drought, according to Leviticus 26, if we just keep the sabbath day holy. Instead of shopping or vacationing on Sunday, go to church, then go home.

    1. headonstraight says

      Sunday is NOT the “sabbath day.” “Sabbath” literally means “seventh” and Sunday is the first day of the week, not the seventh. In noting this I am not trying to support any sabbatarian cultic belief system such as Seventh Day Adventism. My Bible says that God sends rain on the just and the unjust. The promises in Leviticus 26 were to a theocratic nation, Israel. They are not rationally applied to the U.S. or any other extant nation.

      Matthew 5:45 King James Version (KJV)

      45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

  8. joe haire says

    If you build a pond the government can declare it navigable water and regulate the hell out of it!

    1. headonstraight says

      That is a totally ignorant statement. You need to educate yourself on this subject.

      1. joe haire says

        I do pay attention to the outrageous regulations from the head of the EPA. The woman must be related to Cass Sunsteen!!!

  9. Wapitiman says

    California has a huge coastline, but I haven’t heard a single word about desalinization of ocean water! These plants should have been built ten years ago. Isn’t there anyone there who thinks about the future?

    1. Harvey Melton says

      the arabs did it a long time ago and we should too.besides don’t these growers pay the govt huge fees for water releases from govt reservoirs?

      1. Mac Boy says

        Growers use 80% of the Water….at pennies on the gallons !!!
        The money they save goes to Elect More LIB Democrats to Sacramento !!!

      2. headonstraight says

        “Government water” is ridiculously under-priced. It is provided as corporate welfare to Big Agriculture!

    2. Laurence Almand says

      Keep in mind that desalinization uses huge amounts of energy, and is seldom cost effective. The Arabs can afford it because of their giant oil royalties. Desalinization is practical only in areas where energy – and money – is abundant.

      1. eddiestardust says

        Yeah well so what? What is money supposed to be used for?
        Burning?

    3. Cartius says

      There really are several reasons desalinization has not been happening until recently. Here are two. One, it costs a LOT. You need electricity or steam, for most plants, to evaporate or distill seawater into potable water. Two, a large part of the U.S. population is squeamish about where they THINK their water comes from. Mountain streams, or a filthy ocean, where fish have sex and poop? They say clear mountain streams, even when it’s not accurate. Now, this is an unrealistic view, and more than a little bit phobic. Potable water is potable water, wherever it originated. I personally have an invention, where two birds can be killed with one stone. I can produce ALL of the potable water California needs, provide cheap hot water locally, where the plant is built, and also produce electricity. The west coast would be an ideal place to build it too. However, I do not want to deal with the EPA, nor the regulatory boards in any state on the west coast. I will continue to develop my plan, and I will probably take it to my grave, rather than deal with the leftist tree huggers. BTW I am environmentally conscious, just not rabid about it.

      1. Trisha Holmeide says

        Rather than go to your grave with an idea to provide for the potable water needs of Californians why not sell your idea or plans to someone who is willing to deal with the corrupt croney capitalists, the EPA, and and their regulations etc. Beieve me, if there is money to be made (and there is) you can be sure there are more than enough corrupt politicians and business people to ensure your plans get well used. Just sayin’

    4. headonstraight says

      You haven’t been paying attention. San Diego has a huge desalinization plant and plans to expand. Do your own web search and get educated.

  10. Yehoshuafriend says

    Jer 17:5 Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD.”

    Unless our Nation repents and turns back to being “One Nation Under G-d,” nothing is going to get any better. In fact it will become a so much worse, that men will be begging G-d upon their knees in desperation for His help. Shalom!

    1. headonstraight says

      Isaiah 5:8King James Version (KJV)
      8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

  11. Karin Six says

    They forget to say ‘Engineered Drought’. I personally believe this is a land grab scheme by companies like Monsanto who can invest in aerial spaying for ‘Climate Change’ and then buy up land good their poisonous GMO food. If you really want to save the environment grow your own organic food for your family.

  12. Bob Barton says

    Everyone should stock pile food and water and refuse to pay taxes,when the govt. shuts down from a lack of funds maybe they will be willing to meet our demands.

  13. Ddenney1 says

    Much of the drought is political BS!!! The EPA has control water output to save an endangered minnow!!! I wonder IF they have ever heard of a HATCHERY???

    1. headonstraight says

      Your abject ignorance is indeed laughable. Just to cite one glaring inanity in your post, it is not the EPA that has jurisdiction over endangered species; it is the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The “minnow” to which you refer is not a minnow. Minnows are in the Cyprinidae family; the delta smelt is in the Osmeridae family. It is absurd to posit that endangered species should be recovered exclusively through preferential artificial means such as hatcheries. Most endangered species are endangered because of habitat loss or habitat alteration. Unless there is suitable habitat for their re-introduction, they will continue to be endangered. As to the drought being “political BS”, you need to check that out with the meteorologists who know something you seem not to know, namely that the drought in the west is the result of greatly reduced precipitation (rain and snow) over a long period of time. That is not “BS,” it is FACT. Get yourself educated before you show your appalling ignorance on this subject again and thereby avoid future embarrassment.

  14. Yehoshuafriend says

    Eze 14:13 “Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from it. 14 Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord GOD.” Shalom!

  15. Laurence Almand says

    Yet another reason to reduce immigration. Adding more people means more water wasted. What is going to happen when California’s population reaches 50 million?

  16. Mac Boy says

    “Moonbeam” Gov. Brown is using water money for his “Dream Train” to Nowhere!!
    Remember in November –
    NO Dems!
    No Rino’s!
    -If it’s BROWN, Flush it down! ……..

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