Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Pebble Beach: overpumping the Carmel River and Seaside aquifer. The entire Monterey Peninsula has been under Stage 1 water rationing since 1999, which so far basically means new development permits are almost impossible to get. The State Water Control Board has ordered reductions in that overpumping by 2014, and so locals are scrambling to build a desalination plant in either Marina or Moss Landing.

Pasatiempo/Santa Cruz: Same thing, overpumping the local watershed and aquifers. They too have probably overshot their carrying capacity and will need to turn to desal.

Just wait until global warming hits with full force and reduces the size of the Sierra snowpack. CA will get more rainfall, but can't store it all. The snowpack is the most important reservoir in the state and the rest of CA is soon going to lose it.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Tue Jun 8th, 2010 at 12:59:03 AM EST
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