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The devastation, due to rainfall here in California is not of historic importance.

Feb 23, 2017

We found this blog on Facebook by Bob Golden:

The devastation, due to rainfall here in California is not of historic importance.

Our Politicians would like you to think that it is, and media outlets generate a lot of money by garnering your attention due to the heavy precipitation.

The real news story, and factual information, will not be explained by leading politicians, or broadcast by news outlets.

This rain, is not abnormal. What is abnormal, is how the work and progress of our predecessors, has been disregarded and destroyed by our leaders of the last forty or so years.

Money has been diverted from maintaining, and improving upon the water infrastructure of our Ag rich state.

And "global warming", "global cooling", and "climate change" are all the rage with politicians seeking to bolster their careers, while our infrastructure crumbles.

We have the viable land. We have the viable people for employment. We have the water.......if we had the infrastructure maintained and improved. 

What we do not have, is a majority of honest politicians, or a news media that does research and honest reporting.

The next time someone tells you this is a historic year for California, remember this:

Los Angeles Flood of 1825
Changed the course of the Los Angeles Michelle River

January 1850
In January 1850, a major flood devastated the new city of Sacramento

December 1861 – January 1862: California's Great Flood
Main article: Great Flood of 1862
Beginning on December 24, 1861, and lasting for 45 days, the largest flood in California's recorded history occurred, reaching full flood stage in different areas between January 9–12, 1862. The entire Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys were inundated for an extent of 300 miles.

December 1933 – January 1934: Crescenta Valley flood.

February 1937: Santa Ana flood
The storm of February 4–7, 1937 resulted in the highest four-day rainfall totals at several stations in the Santa Ana River basin.

December 1937: Northeast California flood
The storm of December 1937 was a high-elevation event in the northeast corner of the state.
Los Angeles Flood of 1938

November 1950: California Flood
A statewide disaster was declared November 21 when floods caused 9 deaths and $32 million in damage.

December 1955: California flood
The storm affected the central Sierra and South Bay areas.

December 1964: California flood
See also: Christmas flood of 1964
The six days from December 19–24, 1964 were the wettest ever recorded at many stations on the North Coast. Every major stream in the North Coast produced new high values of extreme peak flows. 34 California counties were declared disaster areas.

January 1982: Northern California flood
Heavy rainfall in the San Francisco Bay region triggered on January 3–5 triggered thousands of debris flows from Santa Cruz Country to Contra Costa and Sonoma Counties.

1986 California and Western Nevada floods.

January and March 1995: California flood
During the events of January and March 1995, over 100 stations recorded their greatest 1-day rainfalls in that station’s history.

New Year's Day 1997: Northern California flood
A series of subtropical storms, collectively called a pineapple express, struck northern California from late December 1996 to early January 1997.

If you have continued to read this far, then you understand why the dams for water storage were built generations ago. You may also have learned that the drought is not anymore historic, than the rain event we are experiencing now.

What is historic, is the lack of knowledge by the majority of politicians,, about history, and the willingness of people to buy into the lie.


Water projects protect us from drought, floods

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