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Newsom declares statewide drought emergency

Original post made on Oct 21, 2021

Gov. Newsom has expanded the California drought emergency from 50 counties to statewide. He didn't order mandatory water conservation, but authorized regulators to ban wasteful water use, such as spraying down public sidewalks.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:39 PM

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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 21, 2021 at 9:10 am

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Just a suggestion Gavin, but did you consider placing a hold on statewide building for a while? You may not comprehend this, but each new dwelling requires massive amounts of water.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 21, 2021 at 6:52 pm

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Interesting he waited until after the grape harvest season to do this. Wonder why?

Posted by Kevin
a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 21, 2021 at 7:19 pm

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 21, 2021 at 7:20 pm

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Posted by Rich Buckley
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 22, 2021 at 6:58 am

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Household Water Depends on Excess Power

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It seems to me there will be a bifurcation of battery applications between critical and subcritical. 

The critical applications will tend towards national defense, public health, and environmental. Subcritical will tend to everything else.

The bifurcation will assign to critical, the most reliable energy sources and assign to subcritical, everything else.

Which side of the bifurcation does abundant dependable year-round clean water production in densely urbanized areas land on? Battery/Solar primary source or Other Energies as primary source?

Intuitively the industries effected will reply, this is not a “what comes first, the chicken or the egg” discussion. I sense our prime national interests will jell around “reliability and availability.” These seem like imperatives if we seek preservation of a constitutional republic, freedom, and abundance. 

Non-weapons grade Thorium happens to be abundant in nearly every country. It has to be mined, but its half life is only 300 years and it can also be reprocessed and reused in the same walk-away safe, Molten Salt small modular reactors (SMR’s) 

Using gravity and nature as the fail safe, when the big earthquake breaks everything we avoid Fukushima events, as salt cools below 500 degrees centigrade, it solidifies in place, thus shutting down the SMR-reactor. Sandia Labs reported in its PR Video that it’s building a thorium reactor now. So far no further video details have been released.

These SMR reactors are scalable from 1.5 kw to 1-billion megawatts on a 5 to 100 acre sites. So you can produce SMR energy on 100 acres that takes 100,000 acres of industrial solar panels and/or windmills and battery vaults. 

Once we reach 24/7/365 disbursed SMR reliability, we can indulge ourselves in beautifying earth taking her back to nature. We then have excess reliable energy to purify and recycle water systems in multiple applications.

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