It rained – unarguably a Good Thing especially now that The Drought is officially recognized by our Washington DC God-Who-Walks-Among-Men, and the rain-barrel filled-up! Woot! Murky gray water (because Gray-Plastic Barrel!) – with a bunch of pollen from the pine-trees and mini pine-cone goobers. Actually when you skim-off the pollen the water is very clear. The weather report said we only got few tenth’s of an inch, but it filled…and so to The Drought which many may have recently heard of, it being a Media Sensation and Photo Op.
As I told a friend (perhaps wrongly as some will attest – but that’s why it’s a vicious Water-War, not a tea and crumpets Water Symposium at the Always Correct BigUniversity).
The drought is an impact – we’re kinda up the hill from it and get our water from El Dorado Irrigation district that precedes the Folsom Dam catchment basin/area and collects off the Tahoe/Western Slope runoff. “The Drought” (now that it’s official) has actually been building for the past four-something years, as Fed regulations (EPA/BLM/etc.) and dumbass CA State restrictions/lobbying groups has diverted agricultural water to keep the Delta Smelt wet, while maintaining a water dump-rate/spill-rate going OUT of the reservoirs until there is near zero capacity remaining… California water wars have created a man-made drought. Now Obama steps in to proclaim Free Money for the impacted/needy – can you spell Regulatory Capture? Water Wars, Farm Subsidy wars – it’s a living I guess, and if you’re a Politician you milk it for all its worth, exploiting one disaster after another to catch more and more people in the Gov.’s loving embrace.