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Transcript of CALIFORNIA DROUGHT
What can we do to help
First Idea: Cut back on water
Third Idea: Convert Hydrogen and Oxygen
Due to this enormous drought it has begun to impact northern and central parts of the state, communities without diverse water sources have faced sharp cutbacks in water use, and some have received emergency supplies from the state. Also the drought has been particularly hard on the agricultural sector. Large cuts in crop acreage were made, leading to the loss of $2.2 billion in revenues and 17,100 seasonal, part-time, and full-time jobs. Even the wildlife and fish are being hit hard. Some coastal streams are so depleted that scientists are worried about the disappearance of coho salmon and steel head trout.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
As of April 1, 2014, the California Department of Water Resources measured the statewide water content of snow pack at only 18% of the historical average. This is crucial because the snow pack is normally melts into streams and reservoirs providing about one-third of the water used by California's cities and farms. California's 2014 Water Year was the third driest in 119 years of record. NASA explains that two main contributors to any drought generally are changes in land and sea surface temperatures, and soil moisture content. When soil is dry, it leads to higher temperatures, making drought self-sustaining.
In order to cut back we must be thoughtful of how we use our water and how much. Some ways of cutting back are:
shower within 5-10 minutes
Fix any leaks in faucets
keep water in storage
Second Idea: Reuse Water
To reuse water we must build a pipe system in every house hold and make it go to the bay area where a department will be located to welcome the water and cleanse it. Once its done it will be ready to be reused.
One of our ideas is to collect hydrogen from other planets and send it off to factories where they will have oxygen stored from earth and chemically produce water by combining the hydrogen and oxygen.