Water Restriction tightens as Drought continues

Leviticus 26:18-20 “And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again sevenfold for your sins, and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Important Takeaways:

  • 6 million SoCal residents asked to limit outdoor watering to 1 day a week under new restrictions
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California called on all Southern California residents and businesses to slash water use by 30% to combat drought conditions “unlike anything we’ve experienced before.”
  • The once-a-week watering restriction will impact Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties.
  • MWD offers a rebate of $2 per square foot for people who replace their grass with water-efficient landscaping. Rebates are also available from other local water agencies.
  • The rebate program has helped remove 200 million square feet of grass, which has saved enough water to provide about 62,000 homes with water each year, officials said.

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Despite Spring Snow California Drought Continues

Leviticus 26:18-20 “And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again sevenfold for your sins, and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Important Takeaways:

  • California Drought Continues Despite Spring Sierra Snow
  • California’s drought continues, with the state’s snowpack only at 35% of the historical average, despite heavy snows in the Sierra Nevada that doubled the entire snowfall for the first quarter of the year.
  • While the state’s population and water needs have continued to grow, California has declined to increase the number of dams and reservoirs, bowing to environmental concerns about their impact.
  • California residents are expected to face water restrictions this year as the state struggles to manage with less water.

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As Drought continues in California Newsom urges stricter policies

2 Timothy 3:1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

Important Takeaways:

  • Newsom urged Californians to cut water use by 15%. In February they saved less than 1%
  • Figures released this week by the State Water Resources Control Board showed that even during a third year of drought, Californians have been slow to step up conservation efforts.
  • Newsom last week issued an order for urban water suppliers to implement more aggressive conservation measures, requiring them to activate “Level 2” of their local drought contingency plans to prepare for shortages. The governor also directed the state water board to consider a ban on watering “nonfunctional” grass at businesses and other properties.
  • The Colorado River, which supplies water to seven states and Mexico, has shrunk dramatically during two decades of dryness intensified by unprecedented warmth, and its reservoirs are continuing to decline.
  • California’s water managers have cut deliveries through the State Water Project to 5% of full allocations, and have called for residents to conserve.

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Stats on recent California Earthquakes

Luke 21:11” There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near California, USA
    • Past 24 hours: 48 quakes | 4 quakes M2+ | 1 quake M3+
    • Past 7 days: 445 quakes | 63 quakes M2+ | 14 quakes M3+ | 1 quake M4+
    • Past 30 days: 1,868 quakes | 282 quakes M2+ | 43 quakes M3+ | 3 quakes M4+
    • Past 90 days: 5,672 quakes | 800 quakes M2+ | 124 quakes M3+ | 7 quakes M4+
    • Past 365 days: 27,209 quakes | 4,080 quakes M2+ | 571 quakes M3+ | 54 quakes M4+ | 3 quakes M5+ | 2 quakes M6+

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California Gas Prices Continue to Soar as the Rest of the Nation Gets a Break

Rev 6:6 NAS And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Los Angeles becomes 1st in US to reach $6 gas average
  • Los Angeles on Tuesday became the first major city in the U.S. to reach an average gas price of $6 or more.
  • That’s according to fuel savings platform GasBuddy, which reported the national average gas price in the U.S. beginning to decline since its peak of $4.35 per gallon on March 10
  • The proposal would use $9 billion of the state’s budget surplus to provide the rebate, which is expected to cover the 51.1-cent-per-gallon gas tax for one full year of weekly fill-ups for a car with a 15-gallon gas tank.
  • Under this proposal, every California filer will receive a rebate—including those who don’t own or drive a car.
  • Prices for domestic and international flights have soared along with gas prices, and experts say the rise will continue.

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Drought Costing California Thousands of Jobs and Big Money

Important Takeaways:

  • Drought cost California’s ag industry $1.1 billion last year, UC Merced researchers say
  • The report also states once the effects on other economic sectors are considered, total impacts are estimated at $1.7 billion and 14,634 full- and part-time jobs lost.
  • Other drought-affected areas include the Russian River Basin and intermountain agricultural areas in Siskiyou, Shasta and Modoc counties.
  • The crops most significantly affected by increased fallowing include rice in the Sacramento Valley, cotton in the San Joaquin Valley, and grain and field crops statewide, the release said.
  • While Californians are familiar with drought, the 2020-21 water years were the second driest two years on record. Although precipitation deficits were widespread, drought conditions were more severe in the Sacramento Valley and the North Coast regions.
  • But drought is not only defined by the water supply, the researchers wrote. Warmer temperatures and already-dry conditions increased crop irrigation demands and widened the gap between water supply and irrigation needs.

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Fire prompts evacuation order in Laguna Beach

Important Takeaways:

  • Emerald Fire: Laguna Beach blaze prompts evacuations, highway shutdown in California
  • Evacuation orders currently issued for residents in city south of Los Angeles
  • “The Laguna Beach Police Department has issued an IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER for Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay and an EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for all of North Laguna (all residents North of Broadway) in Laguna Beach due to a nearby brush fire,” the city of Laguna Beach
  • The cause of the fire is not immediately clear.

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Tsunami warning for west coast

Matthew 16:2-3 He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

Important Takeaways:

  • Tsunami Waves Over 4 Feet High Hit Pacific Coast after Major Eruption near Tonga
  • Waves between 1 and 4 feet were reported from Alaska to California
  • Two people were taken to the hospital after being swept into the water while fishing in California.
  • Some coastal areas in Japan were evacuated.
  • The tsunami was generated by an undersea volcano in the South Pacific.
  • “The arriving tsunami will come in pulses of surging water levels onto and off of the coast, similar to ‘high tide.’ Do not expect to identify these arriving pulses by large cresting waves/surf,” the NWS Bay Area office tweeted. “These water level surges can overwhelm and overtake people and pull them out to sea.”

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A financially broke state will now consider paying for your abortion

Rev 21:8 KJV “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Important Takeaways:

  • This State Plans to Become America’s Abortion Destination, Paying for Exponential Increase in Abortions
  • In a late December report, the council cited Guttmacher Institute statistics showing the number of out-of-state women driving to California for abortions could increase from 46,000 to 1.4 million – close to a 3,000% spike.
  • Jonathan Keller, president of the California Family Council, says “Gavin Newsom is actually talking about paying people, paying women with unplanned pregnancies to fly to the state of California, to pay for their hotel rooms, to cover all of their work-related expenses if they have to take unpaid time off so that they can come there and end the lives of their unborn children,” he said

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Severe weather has many looking for refuge

Important Takeaways:

  • Northwest weather forces many into shelters.
  • Severe weather sweeping parts of the U.S. brought frigid temperatures to the Pacific Northwest and heavy snow to mountains in Northern California and Nevada. 
  • The region continued to break daily cold records. The National Weather Service said the low was 17 degrees F in Seattle on Monday, breaking a record set in 1968.
  • Utilities reported about 5,000 customers without power Tuesday morning, mostly in southwestern Oregon. 
  • Officials with the University of California, Berkeley’s Central Sierra Snow Laboratory on Monday said recent snowfall has smashed the snowiest December record of 179 inches, set in 1970. The record is now 193.7 inches as more snow is expected.
  • The storms that have been pummeling California and Nevada in recent days also brought rain and snow to Arizona. A record inch of rain in one day was reported at the airport in Phoenix.

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