August 28, 2014

Climate Change Porn – 19: New Era at Burning Man

From the Burning Blog:

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Thick black clouds rolled over Black Rock City around 4 in the afternoon, and within an hour there was severe rain, lightning, hailstones the size of quarters and flash floods that turned the commissary and Man base areas into muddy quagmires. All movement was halted, trapping the people who hadn’t headed back to Gerlach as the storm approached.

“I’ve been coming out here for 18 years,” Coyote said, “and I’ve never seen anything like this at this time of year.
“I guess it’s a new era,” he said.

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Meanwhile, not too far away at Folsom Lake:

Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Lake Oroville Water Level

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August 19, 2014 in Folsom, California:  As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State’s lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Folsom Lake is currently at 40 percent of its total capacity of 977,000 acre feet.

 

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