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20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

By Michael Snyder, on July 15th, 2014

When scientists start using phrases such as "the worst drought" and "as bad as you can imagine" to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. Thanks to an epic drought that never seems to end, we are witnessing the beginning of a water crisis that most people never even dreamed was possible in this day and age. The state of California is getting ready to ban people from watering their lawns and washing their cars, but if this drought persists we will eventually see far more extreme water conservation measures than that. And the fact that nearly half of all of the produce in America comes out of the state of California means that ultimately this drought is going to deeply affect all of us. Food prices have already been rising at an alarming rate, and the longer this drought goes on the higher they will go. Let us hope and pray that this drought is permanently broken at some point, because otherwise we could very well be entering an era of extreme water rationing, gigantic dust storms and crippling food prices. The following are 20 signs that the epic drought in the western half of the United States is starting to become apocalyptic...

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El Niño coming

It is extremely dry out here and the lake I live on is the lowest it's been on record.

Though they say that we're headed into an El Niño season (70-80% chance) that could bring rain.

We could use that. The wildfire season started about 4 months early so that's not good.

Interesting, Emalvini.

Interesting, Emalvini. However, we are having one of the rainiest summers ever in my slice of Texas. We had a Terrible drought a few years ago, your turn now I guess.

Cutting back on usage along

Cutting back on usage along with new desalination plants coming online I think they will eventually sort this issue out. From what I've read, San Diego County has a desalination plant that will be ready to supply 50 million gallons daily by some time in 2016.

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I went out to phoenix two years ago for the first time ever

Looking down at the landscape from the plane was amazing - never saw anything like it.

When I was there I did some great hiking,saw some more really amazing things.

About half way through my first hike it started to dawn on me. There is NOOOOOO water - anywhere. When I hike in CT - you cant go 2 miles without running into water.
After that first hike I went back to the hotel and it really started to make me wonder. Phoenix is a big city. Lots of people.

Who the hell thought building a huge city in the middle of a friggin desert was a good idea? If it doesn't rain for two weeks in CT we cut down on well usage. What do these people do? Not drink?

I dont see a drought as much as I see insanity.

Cue up Sam Kinison and his world hunger bit.

Apocalyptic?

Because they are asking residents not to water lawns?
Seems we've been here before.
http://civileats.com/2014/02/05/a-history-of-drought-in-cali...

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

I don't know if you're being sarcastic or if you really are dumb

obviously you didn't click through and read the article what side from that the source link only confirmed be original POS not deny it so?

I love voice to text.

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hmmmmm, must be dumb

but your dumber. At least I could write a coherent sentence.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant