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Before and After Pics Show the Real Effects of Drought in California (6 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature   25 Aug 2014   / 10950 views

Before: Here, the Green Bridge passes over Lake Oroville near the Bidwell Marina in 2011. Notice the trees and shrubs that grow right against the man-made lake's edge
After: Fast forward to 2014 and even the massive pillars holding up the bridge can be completely seen at the lakes edge, where a wide swath of parched dirt spans between what's left of the water and the tree line
Before: The marina at Oroville Lake, here in 2011, is the picture of serenity. Recent serious storms in Northern and Southern California have helped give the state a very small reprieve during the 3-year drought, but the effects have been described as a 'drop in the bucket'
After: Much of what was once an engorged reservoir is now gone at Oroville. Shockingly, only a handful of Central Coast dams have fallen below the historically low 1977 levels
Before: Here, the Enterprise Bridge spans the Lake Oroville in Butte County, California in July 2011.
After: Here, the Enterprise Bridge spans the same reservoir, which has dwindled to a mere trickle in 2014 as California is forced to draw alarming amounts of water from its vanishing reservoirs






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Mr. Ree 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
...and yet, the ice bucket challenge is still popular there...

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Awwww...Don't like my comment?
Fuck off and die!!!!
       
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gigantes 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
interesting how one of the most important messages going forward is to conserve water and electricity, yet some fruitcake comes up with a way for millions to waste both for a fad charity.
       














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