California drought is driving the depletion of irreplaceable groundwater

MotherNatureNetwork, Nov 03, 2014, By

A new study by NASA scientist James Famiglietti quantifies how fast we’re pumping water out of California’s aquifers in response to the drought.

A new report published in the journal Nature Climate Change by NASA scientist James Famiglietti paints a grim picture of water conditions in California, our country’s breadbasket. Americans get around a third of of our produce from California, but that number doesn’t really explain how dependent we are on California farms. Here’s a quick list of some foods and the percentage consumed by Americans that is grown in California (or rather were, these numbers are from 2007):
Pomegranates- 100 percent
Artichokes- 99 percent
Kiwi- 97 percent
Olives- 96 percent
Plumes and prunes- 94 percent
Avocados- 90 percent
Nectarines- 89 percent
Garlic- 85 percent
Grapes- 82 percent
Lemons- 79 percent
Tomatoes- 76 percent
Strawberries- 59 percent
The full list of what California farms produce is long and frightening. If we lose California agriculture, food will get a lot more expensive and possibly become completely unavailable, at least seasonally.

About Clare Swinney

Interested in what is genuinely going on, not in the disinformation promoted as "truth" by the corrupt mainstream media. Please keep an open mind and do your own research. M.Sc. (Hons) from Auckland University. If you came to this site via the 'Silly Beliefs' disinformation website, please read my response to their article at the link:
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