Sat Feb 8, 2014, 11:12 AM
Le Taz Hot (17,201 posts)
"President Barack Obama heading to Fresno for drought discussion"
FRESNO, California (KFSN) -- The White House confirmed to Action News President Obama is planning to visit Fresno next Friday, Feb. 14 to learn about the historic drought first-hand.
It will be President Obama's first visit to Fresno.
In the upcoming days, the White House is expected to reveal the details of the President's trip to Fresno, including setting a time and place for his visit.
In a statement (Rep. Jim) Costa said: "We've been wanting the president to come to the Valley for a long time. The federal agencies' willingness to work with the governor and state to deal with our short-term water problems is absolutely essential. I expect the president to talk about how he's going to cooperate with the governor to address problems not only in the Valley, but throughout California."
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Sat Feb 8, 2014, 07:06 PM
Journeyman (9,938 posts)
3. It could rain from now until Independence Day and the West would still be in a drought. . .
Viewed from the perspective of historical supply vs present-day need, California entered a period of permanent drought over 35 years ago. And the overall Western region developed from the start despite the harsh realities of this land.