Western drought causes Earth's surface to rise as water levels drop
By Rong-Gong Lin II
9:47 p.m. EDT, August 21, 2014
A year and a half of drought has depleted 63 trillion gallons of water across the Western United States, according to a new study that documents how the parched conditions are altering the landscape.
The loss of groundwater, as well as surface water such as reservoirs, has been so extreme that it lifted the West an average of one-sixth of an inch since 2013, according to researchers from UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The situation is even worse underneath the snow-starved mountains of California, where the Earth rose up three-fifths of an inch. Groundwater is very heavy, and its weight depresses the Earth's upper crust. Remove the weight, and the crust springs upward.
The study, published online Thursday by the journal Science, showed how a lack of rain and snow cut water levels first in the U.S. Southwest and Central and Southern California before spreading into Oregon and Washington state. Water naturally evaporates, is absorbed by plants and is pumped by humans, so levels go down if the water is not replenished.
"The thing that is exceptional about this drought is that it really covers the entire region" of the Western U.S., said Scripps assistant researcher Adrian Borsa, the study's lead author. "I can't tell you whether this is as big as earlier droughts, but I would say within the last 10 years, this is definitely an unprecedented change with this drought."
How The Pacific Storms Of
2013-2014 Were Trashed 2-18-14
Thanks to satellite weather photos, we've been able to observe a persistent, virtually permanent, huge, blocking High Pressure system off the West Coast for the last two months...most of November, December and into January.
We have watched the satellite photos reveal how storm after storm formed up, as usual, in the Kamchatka, Korea and Northern Japan (Fukushima) areas of the North West Pacific.
We've watched them move from West to East - like they have always done - to deliver their life-giving rain and snow to keep the US green and verdant. These storm systems, wave after wave, fill our lakes and rivers with water, rain on our vast agricultural lands and cover the Sierras, Cascades and Rockies with snow.
However, for some *strange* reason, not one of them has made it through the immense high pressure blockade sitting off the West Coast this winter. Why? These often robust rain systems run into the High Pressure 'brick wall' and are broken down into pieces with much of their water content raining back into the Pacific.
It *might* be these storms are carrying a lot of radiation and 'someone' has decided it would be best if they were prevented from getting to the West Coast because if they are carrying radiation, countless thousands on citizens would be measuring and reporting via YouTube, etc, the sudden uptick in CPM rates.
It is widely believed that human emf geoengineering technology can erect and keep high pressure systems in place, if so desired. Is that what is happening to the West Coast... is this an effort to keep Fukushima radiation from blanketing the Western US...even if it is just for the time being?
Watch the sequences of date-stamped satellite photos below. Remember also, high pressure systems are round, circular mountains of air spinning in a clockwise rotation. HIgh pressure systems do not lay out in squares or drastic 90 degree configurations. Take a look. Follow the storms as they move from left to right and what happens to them.
Some of the pieces end up being pushed by the Jet Stream up into British Columbia, across Canada and then dropping down into the Central US. That would explain by Geiger counter readings of some of the current snow in Missouri measured 100% over normal background.
The High Pressure Ridges appear as clear spaces off the West Coast...
Here we are two days later and you can see the High Pressure is back off California, stronger than ever...
OK, let's take a look at a graph of California's 2014 Winter rainfall...dating back to 1970.
Notice anything odd? Last year's 17 inch rainfall has plummeted to near zero. We've shown
you why in the preceding satellite photos...
Now, let's move on to two color satellite photos from January 13 2013 when California received that
17 inches of rain and contrast that with the same view on January 13, 2014 which shows the massive
drought clearly. No snow pack means no water to irrigate the Central Valley where much of the
nation's vegetables are grown. In short, the map on the right shows a disaster.
We have now moved forward to the satellite photo of January 23 which still shows the massive
High Pressure ridge, locked (kept?) right in the same position off the West Coast. Remember
the High Pressure is circulating in a clockwise rotation, blocking that storm system and then
sweeping it straight up into Alaska and British Columbia...after which it will arc across the
Provinces of Canada carried by the Jet Stream and then ultimately dropping back down into
the center of the US.
Here we are a day later and you can see how the storm system has been destroyed by
the High Pressure which has moved NORTH to allow more Sub Tropical moisture to move
up and toward Southern California
Jumping ahead three weeks to February 18, we see a storm system coming right from
Hawaii and tracking straight as an arrow toward California and Oregon on what is called
the 'Pineapple Express' Sub Tropical storm route. As we predicted, the only significant
precipitation to hit the West Coast this winter will be from storms formed over generally
radiation-free waters in the area of the Hawaiian Islands.
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