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Old 01-04-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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With A Basin at 19% open, Loveland 23% even with snowmaking we're still behind the curve.
The creeks CFM are severely compromised. This water and runoff will sorely be needed this spring and summer. I think we should stop messing with our environment.
Your thoughts?
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Only if we outlaw lawns and golf courses first.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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If you outlaw snowmaking, only outlaws will make snow.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: A Very Naughtytown In Northwestern Montanifornia U.S.A.
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With A Basin at 19% open, Loveland 23% even with snowmaking we're still behind the curve. The creeks CFM are severely compromised. This water and runoff will sorely be needed this spring and summer. I think we should stop messing with our environment.
Your thoughts?



The water used in snow-making stays in the drainage basin and will melt and return to the creeks and rivers that it would end up in anyway. Irrigation water isn't used much, if at all during the winter and that water for the most part is not wasted or gone, it will still be back into the rivers when needed for crop irrigation when melt-out comes.

Like the other poster said, lawns and golf courses use a lot of water at the time when it should be used for growing food. Why pick on the ski resorts ? If you all are really running out of water then perhaps it should be rationed fairly and with intelligence.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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No. Water from snowmaking goes onto the ground as...frozen water.

Water from golf courses often re-enters the system seeped in pesticides.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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No. Water from snowmaking goes onto the ground as...frozen water.
I think they meant when spring comes around and it melts it will reenter the environment and make its way into the rivers and stuff just as regular snow does
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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I think they meant when spring comes around and it melts it will reenter the environment and make its way into the rivers and stuff just as regular snow does
Yes, that's what I meant. Whereas golf courses use pesticides and other chemicals to treat their grass, which are in the water when it re-enters the environment.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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Wouldn't trying to stop water being shipped to LA make more sense?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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Wouldn't trying to stop water being shipped to LA make more sense?
Not likely.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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Okay, because when I lived in LA I got off work at midnight, and got home at about 1:00 AM, which is about the time when businesses used sprinklers for the little bit of grass along the sidewalk, and I was amazed by how much they used. It was almost to the point of flooding.

My friends and I would often say, "They water the sidewalk here."

What a waste.
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