The drought in California is the lie of the century. One simple look at the rainfall chart will tell the truth, that rainfall has been totally normal. While the 40 million illegals in California do use a lot of water, the water reclamation projects there are so immense they can supply the entire state and farmers through five full years of zero rain. Yet, all of these were emptied in 2011 forcing farmers to use well waters which has now gone dry. Slowly orchards and prime growing land has died. What is going on?
mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, Barclays Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water. Wealthy tycoons such as T. Boone Pickens, former President George H.W. Bush and his family, Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing, Philippines’ Manuel V. Pangilinan and other Filipino billionaires, and others are also buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, and shares in water engineering and technology companies all over the world.
The second disturbing trend is that while the new water barons are buying up water all over the world, governments are moving fast to limit citizens’ ability to become water self-sufficient (as evidenced by the well-publicized Gary Harrington’s case in Oregon, in which the state criminalized the collection of rainwater in three ponds located on his private land, by convicting him on nine counts and sentencing him for 30 days in jail). Let’s put this criminalization in perspective:
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens owned more water rights than any other individuals in America, with rights over enough of the Ogallala Aquifer to drain approximately 200,000 acre-feet (or 65 billion gallons of water) a year. But ordinary citizen Gary Harrington cannot collect rainwater runoff on 170 acres of his private land.
“I was actually in the San Joaquin valley when the effort to destroy it started. In 2008 I saw the Sacramento river carrying all the water from the dams straight to the ocean, it was obvious they opened the dams to intentionally drain them. During this time, when the river should have been at a low point, it was at flood stage and even after having a lot of experience with dangerous rivers such as the Mississippi, and having seen the Yukon at flood stage, the Sacramento river was absolutely spooky to see at this time – obvious death for even an experienced swimmer.
During this time, the media was pushing the lie about how water was limited, all the while they were draining it to the ocean – “limited” because “there was a drought.” But reality is that the rain in California has been within a perfectly normal range for the last 10 years, there has been no drought and even if there was a drought the reservoirs that were built to supply the San Joaquin had enough reserve, absent being drained, to keep California agriculture alive for a full five years with no rain at all.”
Were the dams drained in a long term take over bid to buy the land once destroyed? Then turn back on the water and make billions? Here we see them draining the dames in 2008-2010.
“It could also be that they are planning a mass starvation of the American people, and the San Joaquin, which produces practically everything from almonds to grapes to strawberries to oranges, enough for much of the world, has to be killed before they can actually succeed in starving America.”
How the dams looked in 2011, a “drought” year – full of water. Until they drained them.
A 2008 New York Times article mentioned Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, and the Carlyle Group, to have “amassed an estimated an estimated $250 billion war chest for the purpose of buying up water rights. And in California the double play of drying up the San Joachin valley then once they buy that up, turn the water back on, well that’s a story as old as the movie Rango.
Worse still, frackers are still getting water while farmers can’t. The reason is economics – water for fracking can be sold for as much as $3,000 per acre-foot instead of only $50 per acre/foot to farmers. No government officials have stepped in to stop fracking in California. California used 70 million gallons of water for fracking in 2014 alone!
Others posit that it was radiation from Fukushima that had to be drained away that’s why the water was all drained out. But really when was the last time government cares about Fukushima radiation? Never.