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Old 07-14-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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I think I can speak for the citizenry of Phoenix and say that we don't want any illegal water coming over from Mexico!
I think the irony is that there may be no other choice. The cloest sea connection to Arizona is the Gulf of California and just move it up the Colorado River valley. Getting it from the California Coast is much further away plus having to go up and over a ridge several thousand feet high.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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Exactly. And how would you go about getting it to the middle of the country (the bread basket)? Or Denver?




see above
Why would the breadbasket need water shipped? It has all it could ever want in lakes and falling from the sky every year.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Why would the breadbasket need water shipped? It has all it could ever want in lakes and falling from the sky every year.
That is my point, and isn't the average rainfall increasing in many parts of it as well? The only areas that might need any water is the high plains, but that either is ranching that doesn't need the water or is going wild. The only areas that have any long-term water issues are places that farm using the Ogalala Aquifer.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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That is my point, and isn't the average rainfall increasing in many parts of it as well? The only areas that might need any water is the high plains, but that either is ranching that doesn't need the water or is going wild. The only areas that have any long-term water issues are places that farm using the Ogalala Aquifer.
which, from what I have read, is a large part of the bread basket

Ogallala Aquifer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

About 27 percent of the irrigated land in the United States overlies this aquifer system, which yields about 30 percent of the nation's ground water used for irrigation

That could be bad if it runs dry and there crops die out.
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