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Old 09-11-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Nevada/Hawaii
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If by dangerous due to weather I would say Mead or Lake Powell. If they are talking about drunk boaters then it would be Lake Havasu. I've been caught out by the weather at Mead and it can get nasty quickly. My biggest concern however are the rental PWC's and small bowriders hired out to inexperienced operators.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Quicksand! I'd like to hear a bit more about that...

Is that common out around Lake Mead?
No not common. You'd probably never find it. Duck & goose hunting, we used to rent boats at Overton Landing and head over around the bend where the Virgin empties into the lake. We could only get in so far before getting stuck in the mud, then we'd wade ashore. I got caught in quick sand there while wearing waders. It's a helpless feeling, especially in water up above your waist. Once your feet sink in it's hard to pull them out, especially with heavy waders on, and with water seeping inside those. But it's not like in the jungle movies where you're walking along a trail and step in a quick sand hole that looks a lot like wet sawdust and it pulls you under. That's Hollywood.

Once while hiking on the sand dunes barefooted we came upon a sidewinder trail. They scooch down in the sand with only their nose sticking out, so stepping on one barefooted would be more excitement than I'd ever want.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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Thanks for this post. My boyfriend (and I think even the realtor) can't seem to comprehend my desire for a house with its own pool. I actually used not wanting to drown in Lake Mead as an excuse. Now I can show them this post !!!
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Thanks for this post. My boyfriend (and I think even the realtor) can't seem to comprehend my desire for a house with its own pool. I actually used not wanting to drown in Lake Mead as an excuse. Now I can show them this post !!!
That's a whole other subject that has been discussed on here before. IMHO a pool is a hole that you pour money into, and way too much work unless you really, really enjoy swimming everyday.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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That's a whole other subject that has been discussed on here before. IMHO a pool is a hole that you pour money into, and way too much work unless you really, really enjoy swimming everyday.
I'll have to look it up on here.

And btw, I do enjoy swimming, at least every other to every two days. Right around midnight.

If I could find a community with a reasonable HOA and a resort style pool that didn't shut down before ten pm and stayed open all year long, I'd be on it. As to that, my realtor says, "Forget about it!"
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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Yummy!
Just remember what all those fish are doing in there making baby fish!
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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I haven't heard that, the most important thing is that is our water supply and it's dropping.

Here are some articles from the news paper that covers some of those issues causing the shortage and what is being done about it.


Nevada shaped by fans of air conditioning

By Abigail Goldman
They blasted dynamite holes in the ground to plant trees. The desert was too hard for shovels, but they needed the shade. This was Las Vegas before air conditioning. The trees were an early thermal coercion now quaint and crazy as the rest.

As you may or may not know Vegas gets it's water from Colorado and Lake Meade which we get our water from has been going down. In order to continue to get water to the Vegas Valley the state has been looking for other sources of water. This article will expound on this and give you an idea what is going on to ensure that the Vegas valley will continue to get water.


Dual win claimed in water fight

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday reversed its earlier ruling that could have derailed a multibillion-dollar water...

Here's the latest on what Nevada is doing to try to keep water flowing to Vegas.
May. 19, 2010
Copyright Las Vegas Review-Journal

Workers to begin underwater blasting at Lake Mead site

Pit to be excavated where water intake tower will be placed

"When the project is finished in early 2013, the authority's so-called "third straw" will keep water flowing to Las Vegas despite drought and shortages on the Colorado River that could force one of the two existing intakes to shut down."

Workers to begin underwater blasting at Lake Mead site - News - ReviewJournal.com


Water halts lake tunnel work

A cavern that took two years to excavate has unexpectedly filled with water, halting underground work on the new water intake pipeline under construction at Lake Mead. Project officials were assessing the damage...
I hope you find these articles informative.

While it's true we are in the midst of a decade long drought, why is Lake Mead so much lower than other Colorado River watersheds? Mismanagement? Or is it a scare tactic to drain rural counties of their water?
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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While it's true we are in the midst of a decade long drought, why is Lake Mead so much lower than other Colorado River watersheds? Mismanagement? Or is it a scare tactic to drain rural counties of their water?
There is a lot of politics involved. I've wondered about that too. After all why can't we get some of Lake Powell's water? In fact why don't they just blow up the Glen Canyon Dam like the environmentalists want them to?
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Dam environmentalists!
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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No not common. You'd probably never find it. Duck & goose hunting, we used to rent boats at Overton Landing and head over around the bend where the Virgin empties into the lake. We could only get in so far before getting stuck in the mud, then we'd wade ashore. I got caught in quick sand there while wearing waders. It's a helpless feeling, especially in water up above your waist. Once your feet sink in it's hard to pull them out, especially with heavy waders on, and with water seeping inside those. But it's not like in the jungle movies where you're walking along a trail and step in a quick sand hole that looks a lot like wet sawdust and it pulls you under. That's Hollywood.

Once while hiking on the sand dunes barefooted we came upon a sidewinder trail. They scooch down in the sand with only their nose sticking out, so stepping on one barefooted would be more excitement than I'd ever want.
We went up to Lake Mead/Boulder Beach last Saturday. I kept getting stuck in the mud really unpleasant my daughter enjoyed it though. Loved seeing the bighorn sheep.
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