Originally Posted by perotista
California in its past, pre-statehood has had droughts lasting 200 and 300 years. California since becoming a state has been in a wet period. I think this is the article I read about the 200 year plus droughts in California ancient past. It wants me to subscribe or pay for it since I visited their site more than 3 times.

California drought: Past dry periods have lasted more than 200 years, scientists say


Let me know if this isn't the article and I'll try to find it. The NYT has a similar article, but there again, it wants me to pay and subscribe which I won't do.

Anyway, California may be returning to its more normal past.

Here's one from the NYT.

In California, a Wet Era May Be Ending


All the more reason why this "nation" of forty million souls, with the fifth largest economy on the planet, must leverage the technology and make solar powered ocean water desalination mainstream and ubiquitous throughout the state.

We cannot afford a future where most of the state goes back to looking like the desert scene in Thelma & Louise.

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