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Subject: Re: Drowning in Drought-Water Opportunities Date: 2/6/2014 9:49 PM
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Tim,

Here is probably another way to play the drought in Cal.. I'm sure you'll figure out what I'm thinking. :>)

http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/California...

"This also means that California’s hydro generation in the coming months will be lower than usual. The share of electricity from hydro varies from year to year in California, but it ranges from 11%-28% of the state’s total. A dry year will require California to import electricity from neighboring states. Much of that imported power will also come in the form of hydrogenation, but from the Pacific Northwest. The problem is that, according to EIA, Oregon and Washington are also experiencing lower levels of precipitation.'

I'm actually surprised that hydro contributes that much. I thought the enviro nuts had taken out a bunch of hydro and with a nuke station shut down. Oh what will they use to produce power if the snow pack is lower in Wash and Ore also.

I actually have very little sympathy for Cal. as far running out of water. Hope the mega dairies are doing fine that they set up there in the desert, instead of say Wisconsin,were it actually rains. Actually have no use for California at all after our camping trip through that area a few years ago. Maybe one has a different perspective if you just fly in and out of L.A.. But all we saw were crumbling roads,rude drivers, lousy campgrounds and just generally decaying infrastructure. Just a complete world of difference between there and Oregon and Nevada.

Dan
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