Recent severe storms in California have led to a catastrophic flooding problem in parts of the state:
Days after the last major storm passed, rising waters continue to prompt evacuation orders and flood warnings across central California, with even more rain in the forecast for early next week.
In Porterville, residents in two areas along the swollen Tule River have been ordered to evacuate, and the stretch of the river between them that stretches about 5 miles is under an evacuation warning.
The overflow from nearby Success Lake upstream has already inundated dozens of homes in the area. Melting snow from the mountains is fueling frigid flooding, which on Wednesday was waist-deep in some homes near a breach in the Tule River.
Naturally, the state that often has a big problem with drafts has a way to store fresh overflow water for future use, right? Well, apparently not.
Instead, it appears that some state officials are simply dumping a large amount of overflowing fresh water into the ocean. Republican State Rep. Kevin Kiley shared this video:
We are releasing 20,000 cubic feet per second into the ocean from Folsom because there is no place to store it. pic.twitter.com/4ov5njAEd2
—Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) March 17, 2023
It looks like they might want that back later this year.
What a waste of the most precious possession. https://t.co/NM9V0KL2m4
— DB Taylor, now with 16% more Hottentots! (@DBTayor) March 17, 2023
In a few months he will be complaining about the dry season wildfires and blaming climate change and red states.
— Witchy Chick (@1WitchyChick) March 17, 2023
But Gavin Newsom certainly is laser-focused on what’s happening in Florida!
And in two months California will be short of water and complaining, just look. The most poorly run state outside of New York. https://t.co/aBKN2CiYtC
—TW_Simpson (@sissipher) March 17, 2023
California is run by morons.
I mean, most states are, but damn, they set the bar low. Years of constant drought and buying water from neighboring states… that continues to be their solution. https://t.co/1wWyoha6Jk
—Northman🏴 (@DreddPirate998) March 17, 2023
Newsom and left-wing progressives in California have some pretty messed up “priorities.” But floods or droughts, both will blame “climate change” and stay on that wrong course.
But hey, bail out the banks and special groups. They make their choices.
—Samantha Sterling (@Sassy_1966) March 17, 2023
You’d think a state as environmentally conscious as California would have a better plan. https://t.co/rmJPX87zxB
– Ranger (@rangermonk1) March 17, 2023
The only “plan” California liberals have is to blame climate change and use that as an excuse to bleed the taxpayers dry into spending more on their charades to solve another non-existent problem.
Sure you can’t store much-needed water, but you have an imaginary choo choo of $120 billion.
— J (@ARised_Eyebrow) March 17, 2023
This is shameful. @GavinNewsom it has failed the people on many fronts. This is one of them.
— SazzygirlinCali (@RjbRocklin) March 17, 2023
Here we go again. We’ll be screaming drunk this summer https://t.co/JF5LVmB1nB
—Jeff (@skeptictank) March 17, 2023
That’s why my beautiful state of #California It is crazy! It’s been in SEVERE DROUGHT for what, 20+ years and when we finally get enough rain and snow to make up for the dry years and prepare for future droughts… NO new water storage in CA since New Melones was completed in 1980! https://t.co/ZKQlNrsTe9
— Suga Shane (@DJSugaShane) March 17, 2023
Same with Lake Orovillehttps://t.co/P5bpBMZpHY
— Don Penim (@Don_Penim) March 17, 2023
What are the chances that during the summer or sometime later this year they really want to get all that fresh water back? It will be too late.
That’s 8.9 MILLION gallons of water every MINUTE…
20,000cfs = 8,977,200gpm#CAwx @kcalnews https://t.co/sRRsovReKh
—Paul Deanno (@CaliforniaWxGuy) March 17, 2023
Mask used by California. State Rep. Kevin Kiley on the Assembly floor is a BIG tribute to the Governor. Newsom’s hypocrisy
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