Water Shortage in California . By: Sultan Al-Kaabi. California. California is the most populous state in the United State, with a population of 36,961,664 (2009 est.) 3 Capital City is Sacramento. 3
By: Sultan Al-Kaabi
Global warming is happening everyday, and everyday the carbon dioxide increases from its atmospheric level, that may lead California into a huge water problem over the next 50 years. Global warming decreased the amount of rainfalls and snow every year for the past 3 years. Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is a result of burning fossil fuels which comes from human daily activity, such as power generation, driving automobiles, heating and industrial production. 6
Map of Where wildfire had taken place in California during the year 2007-08
- Forests are now turning into Dry Lands, this puts Animals in a serious condition.
- Rivers and other Water Resources are drying. (e.g *Photo Will be on the next slide*)
- Increased temperature also accelerates melting of snow. (e.g “Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is at 80% of its normal levels and precipitation in the mountains is near 90% of normal.”) 7
This is a table that shows the amount of crop produces over the years. As you can see the total reduced each year since 2005 until 2007. That clearly shows that Drought had affected the growing of the crops.