California’s Central Valley Now Turning To Desert And Sinking?
Wow with eyes wide open… isn’t this where the US grows much of it’s food?
I’m sure you an imagine what will happen to California as it becomes dry and begins to crumble?
California’s Central Valley Is Sinking
US industrial agriculture has turned the Central Valley of California from a natural paradise of biodiversity into a desert waste land. It’s sad for everyone. The Valley was one of Americas most beautiful places; today it has become a demonstration of the worst agricultural practice in the US over time and a standing model of bad public food policy.
California’s Central Valley
As we siphon more and more water out of the aquifer under the San Joaquin Valley, a 1200-square mile bowl of land is sinking; so fast that from 2008 through 2010, it sank 3 feet – 1 foot each year. And continued dry conditions will mean even more water will be needed.