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Old 07-25-2014, 06:25 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Why go dump tons of water from where it naturally occurs to where it isn't supposed to be? No, if you want water, don't live in the desert.

Those cities in the middle east that are in the desert have naturally occurring water sources and have for thousands of years in some cases. It's not like the southwest, where they don't have the resources but just keep building anyway and trying to poach the water from elsewhere. It's earth, it's the environment, just deal with it.
Does that mean the next time Chicago sends snow south on a train we should not allow it to pass outside Illinois?
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:36 PM
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We first moved to Charlotte in the mid 60's. At that time I remember hearing the area used 2% of their water supply which was the Catawba River. Couple years ago the Catawba Valley had a drought and we were to the point of rationing water with watering lawns on odd/even days, no washing cars or using a hose to clean off driveways, etc.

This week some places in our area got 3.5 inches of rain in a day. We don't have webbed feet yet but we are working on it.

I remember traveling across I-40 one year when the road closed because the Mississippi was flooding. I also remember hearing about floods in the upper Mississippi River and lower Mississippi River areas. I am pretty much a naturalist but think my husband has a good idea. Sharing the Mississippi when it goes crazy could spare a lot of pain to those that would be adversely affected.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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And we will all starve to death.

BTW ... In Georgia, I pay about $23 a month for water and sewer service. What do you pay?
I pay $25 a month in Albuquerque. The Rio Grande has a large aquifer under the city. Yes there is grass, trees, and two swimming pools on the grounds I live on. Reading the tone of this thread you'd think they would want to send me to the gallows, but I'm not going to apologize for it. Agriculture takes the lions share of the water resources in the Southwest so unless Americans are cool with the idea of importing more produce they are going to continue growing it out here as places like Arizona and California have ideal climate conditions to do it.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Why go dump tons of water from where it naturally occurs to where it isn't supposed to be?
Pretty funny coming from a Chicagoan, considering the city REVERSED THE COURSE of the Chicago River.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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And we will all starve to death.

BTW ... In Georgia, I pay about $23 a month for water and sewer service. What do you pay?
We won't all starve to death, we'll just have less fresh greens in the winter. I rent, and in AZ landlords have to pay the water bill so I couldn't say. Got a juniper, olive tree, and a orange tree in the yard. Our small complex has a pool, the neighborhood lawns get irrigation, and we're a mile from the nearest canal where I cast for catfish, but its only rained once in the last 9 months or so, and that was only for a half hour. I remember because we all went out to watch it not knowing when we'd see it again.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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We won't all starve to death, we'll just have less fresh greens in the winter. I rent, and in AZ landlords have to pay the water bill so I couldn't say. Got a juniper, olive tree, and a orange tree in the yard. Our small complex has a pool, the neighborhood lawns get irrigation, and we're a mile from the nearest canal where I cast for catfish, but its only rained once in the last 9 months or so, and that was only for a half hour. I remember because we all went out to watch it not knowing when we'd see it again.
THIS?

Towering Dust Storm Smothers Phoenix Area - NBC News

Though I know it's all relative and what you're used to, I seriously don't see how people live in such a harsh climate as Phoenix. The ugliness alone is depressing, as much so as the cold and dark is in places up north in wintertime. The other day, I was poking around on Google Earth and some of the neighborhoods surrounding downtown Phoenix are just ghastly.

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Old 07-25-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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THIS?

Towering Dust Storm Smothers Phoenix Area - NBC News

Though I know it's all relative and what you're used to, I seriously don't see how people live in such a harsh climate as Phoenix. The ugliness alone is depressing, as much so as the cold and dark is in places up north in wintertime. The other day, I was poking around on Google Earth and some of the neighborhoods surrounding downtown Phoenix are just ghastly.
Well, when I want to see the offspring of moonshine inebriated cousins, chewing tobacco induced oral cancer, or a klan rally I'll be sure to google image your state.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Well, when I want to see the offspring of moonshine inebriated cousins, chewing tobacco induced oral cancer, or a klan rally I'll be sure to google image your state.
You won't find any of that on Google, but you will find lots of trees, lush green hills, lakes and streams, mountains and seashore. Georgia is a beautiful state.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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You won't find any of that on Google, but you will find lots of trees, lush green hills, lakes and streams, mountains and seashore. Georgia is a beautiful state.
Cool, i'll be out in a dust storm taking a leak on a cactus humming "Georgia On My Mind" for you and the mosquitos.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Cool, i'll be out in a dust storm taking a leak on a cactus humming "Georgia On My Mind" for you and the mosquitos.
^"hey! it's raining"
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