California community could be about to run out of water


The Western USA and its Northern Plains are still facing severe drought conditions. But in one California community, they are facing the prospect of having no water

June 20, 2015

Master-planned community at risk of losing all water within days

When the state last week took the rare step of curtailing the water rights of more than 100 irrigation districts and growers, it appeared that agricultural areas would be the hardest hit.

But now, an upscale master-planned community of 15,000 residents in San Joaquin County is facing the loss of all water supplies within days — prompting a frantic search for new sources.

Unlike the vast majority of communities in California, Mountain House purchases all its water from a single rural irrigation district. And that agency was covered by the state’s order curtailing water rights for some of those who have held them for more than century due to the state’s worsening drought. …

“If we’re unable to procure supplemental supplies, it’ll be catastrophic,” said Rick Gilmore, general manager of the Byron Bethany Irrigation District, which supplies Mountain House with its water. “Even if we are successful, I don’t know how much water we’re going to be able to acquire to fulfill our needs.… Some folks are going to feel the pain.

June 19, 2015

The faucets for thousands of Californians could run dry within the next few days as new statewide restrictions may cut off water supplies in response to the historic drought.

In the community of Mountain House, California, leaders are desperate for a solution to keep the water running, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone.

The busy water park in town is a place where residents can briefly forget the community of 15,000 is threatened with having its only source of water cut off — something resident Dena Estrella-Trujillo says is out of their control.

“I know other parts of the world go without water, but obviously it’s something we’re not accustomed to, so it’s definitely, definitely scary,” the mother of five said.

Mountain House is facing the possibility of taps going dry because the state water board has ordered an end to pumping from the rivers and streams where the community gets its water.

“We have to cease and desist and shut down our water diversion entirely. No exceptions,” Mountain House General Manager Ed Pattison said. …

He said California is in its fourth year of drought and there are a lot of people looking for water.

Mountain House is a planned community that grew quickly more than a decade ago across what had been farmers’ fields. The new town inherited century-old water rights that went along with the land. Those old water rights were thought to be sacred but California’s historic drought is changing the rules.

In our part of California, we actually had a little bit of rain a couple of days ago, but the amount was of insignificant consequence. The rains have not come the past few years like they used to. Unlike many other parts of the USA, it mainly rains in much of California in the Winter and early Spring. Historically, we rarely get significant rain in the Summer.

It is mainly because water can be pumped from wells that relatively few have noticed some of the severe affects of the drought. But there are limits to the amount of groundwater that can be pumped.

Weather is sometimes used by God as a warning. Notice, for example, the following scriptures from the Book of Amos:

6 “Also I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities.And lack of bread in all your places;Yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the Lord.
7 “I also withheld rain from you, When there were still three months to the harvest.I made it rain on one city, I withheld rain from another city.One part was rained upon, And where it did not rain the part withered. 8 So two or three cities wandered to another city to drink water, But they were not satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me,”Says the Lord.
9 “I blasted you with blight and mildew. When your gardens increased, Your vineyards, Your fig trees, And your olive trees, The locust devoured them; Yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the Lord.
10 “I sent among you a plague after the manner of Egypt; Your young men I killed with a sword, Along with your captive horses; I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils; Yet you have not returned to Me,” Says the Lord.
11 “I overthrew some of you, As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, And you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning;Yet you have not returned to Me,”Says the Lord.
12 “Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!” (Amos 4:6-12)

The reference to Sodom and Gomorrah are related to homosexuality and other sexual immorality.

Of course, it is not just parts of the USA that are facing problems with water. There are droughts in Kenya, Taiwan, Australia, North Korea, and parts of Europe.

Notice something that Jesus said would happen:

8 … And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)

Partially because of events leading up to ‘the time of Jacob’s trouble’ (Jeremiah 30:7), many events will hit the USA and its Anglo-Saxon descended allies harder than they have. The odd weather patterns we have seen may well be part of the ‘beginning of sorrows’ and ‘troubles’ Jesus spoke of in Mark 13:8.

While Mountain House will likely get some water, the costs could be high.  Unless more rains hit California, it will get worse in many parts of the state.

Some items of possibly related interest may include the following:

Weather Blessings and Sorrows Are weather problems a warning? What should be done? What does the Bible teach about weather? What about floods, droughts, heat, earthquakes, tornadoes, and solar storms? Here is a related YouTube video Does God Use Weather? A related item in the Spanish language would be Bendiciones y maldiciones del clima.
Reasons, Proofs, and Ramifications of the Ten Plagues of Exodus What do you know about these plagues? Is there any confirmation outside the Bible? Might something worse be coming? A related two-part sermon is available: Egypt and the Plagues (Part 1) and Exodus Plagues and Prophecy (Part 2).
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?  Can homosexuals change? A related video sermon is titled What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.
The Bible, Christians, and the Environment How should Christians view the environment? Does the Bible give any clues? What are some of the effects of air, water, and land pollution? Is environmental pollution a factor in autism and death? Do pollutants seem to double the autism risk? What will Jesus do? A YouTube video is available titled Air Pollution, Autism, and Prophecy.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2015, 2016, or 2017? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Blood Moons and Prophecy There are four ‘blood moons’ expected in 2014 and 2015. Do they signal the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ? A related YouTube video is also available: Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015.
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.

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