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Old 06-29-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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yeah, they need to figure it out for themselves. no need for them to take our water.

it's like the whole controversy when Georgia was (or are they still?) wanting to change the border with Tennessee so they could have Tenn. river water. They should have thought about that before Atlanta sprawled out so ridiculously. you barely leave Chattanooga and you already feel like you're in suburban Atlanta.

Last edited by scarletneon; 06-29-2008 at 10:34 PM.. Reason: 80 mile diameter didn't make sense
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Thank you for your replies.

Just to mention the states that signed the agreement were as of today, Ohio being the last one to sign it, as follows..... Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Michigan and PA are passing it through their senates. Also Canada has been brought into the mix. Two Canadian provinces signed the agreement.
GREAT news!

Anyone living in a desert area with a shortage of water shouldn't be looking to the Great Lakes for water. It makes me mad to hear of golf courses in Arizona or if you see incredibly green lawns. There are plenty of places that have warm temperatures that aren't completely dry, move there. I know that in upcoming centuries there could be water shortages for even the Great Lakes region, we don't want to speed that up.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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They dont deserve an ounce of our water. Most of those people in the SW are midwestern transplants, many of them left our area because of the precipitation, they didnt want to see another winter. To them I say PTOOOEY! You dont like our precipitation enough to abandon it and then make fun of our weather (like your summers are soooooo great lol), then you shall never drink from it. Ever!!!
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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Desalinization plants while expensive seem to offer the best solution for the water shortages that pervade America's SW region.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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ya i agree, build some desalinization plants on the pacific coast, because the colorado river isnt enough, and that could go dry sometime in the future
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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While I don't live in either region, my personal opinion is that the Great Lakes regions has every right to hang on to the water around there.
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