Potential multi-decadal west coast drought
WARNING !!! WARNING !!! - this is NOT a CLIMATE thread.
Apparently there is a multi-decadal cycle of cooling and warming of the tropical Pacific waters which has been going on for thousands of years. The cycle seem to repeat every 40-60 years. The tropical pacific waters are now actually in a cooling phase. The northern Pacific is warming, which, again, seems to be the usual.
When Pacific tropical waters cool it causes droughts in the western US. This last occurred in the 60's and 70's. Once started the drought cycle can last for decades.
The Pacific cooling and he multi year drought California is having now was predicted in the Early 2000's. 'Drought' conditions in California could last for another 10-15 years.
This is a bare 'synopsis' of what I was able to glean from my readings. There are some here who are much more qualified to interpret the studies more deeply than I am.
(Just Google 'multi decadal pacific cooling' and see some studuies)
But no matter, California's produce production is a huge factor in our economy and on our food prices.
The backyard veggie/fruit garden may transform from a 'hobby' to an actual economically driven endeavor.
I am planning to plant more than the usual tomato garden that I usually do.
Here is a link that might be useful: