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  •  Someone more familiar with the geohistory fill me (1+ / 0-)
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    in.  The history of ag in CA is the story of water sources literally stolen from long time smaller farmers and gifted to LA and larger ag businesses.  What used to be a prosperous, green valley is now a desiccated dead zone.  Yes, no?  Right history, wrong area?  So, which area would return to an inland sea?  Or both?  Would be satisfying were the sea to cover what was ripped off in the first place, but natural events aren't usually so humanly discriminating.

    And isn't there an area in northern CA with the right cold damp climate and 500 ft of topsoil for horseradishes?  I remember reading about the horseradish capital of America and the climate sounded Adams family.

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    by CarolinNJ on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 01:13:40 PM PST

    •  The horseradish capital is where Tule Lake (2+ / 0-)
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      Delta Overdue, CarolinNJ

      used to be, a vast inland sea in northeastern California with snow-capped Mt. Shasta reflected in it. Now 1/6 of its original size due to draining it for agriculture, Tule Lake used to host millions of migrating birds and provided fish for the Modoc Indians. What a tourist attraction that would be today, but now the old lake bed provides horseradish.

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      by ybruti on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 02:15:28 PM PST

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