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Old 12-12-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Yeh, they should be built in someplace that frigginazzcold 90% of the year.


There is NO drought in Nevada...
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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Yeh, they should be built in someplace that frigginazzcold 90% of the year.


There is NO drought in Nevada...
Where does the water come from in Las Vegas, the most heavily populated city in Nevada? Where does that water come from? Are they experiencing droughts upstream? Look in the CO threads for verification.

As someone who's spent the past 6 years boating on Lake Mead it's obvious that the water supply is rapidly diminishing.

ETA - I'm not suggesting the water supply will dry up tomorrow but the future isn't very promising.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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The water supply dwindles because the colorado River Water authority [or whateverthefeck the feck they call themselves] sells out to Kalifornia. The NEW deal to warehouse Mesicos water will serve to raise Lake Meads levels IMHO, we wont own the watter but we'll garner sme benefit from it....

I personally blame our own water district and the ***** that runs it for our water shortage .
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:59 AM
 
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Unhappy 1 down...1 to go....

Families looking forward to splashing around Henderson's Cowabunga Bay Water Park this summer will have to wait.
The water park won't open until Spring 2014.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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The water supply dwindles because the colorado River Water authority [or whateverthefeck the feck they call themselves] sells out to Kalifornia. The NEW deal to warehouse Mesicos water will serve to raise Lake Meads levels IMHO, we wont own the watter but we'll garner sme benefit from it....

I personally blame our own water district and the ***** that runs it for our water shortage .
The Colorado River Authority technically owns the river from start to finish and as it is a government run agency... Well that says a lot about how it is run.. They don't sell a ton of water to California, but they do sell a bunch.. BUT they also give/sell/whatever their water to various entities.. Some of which are like the Government bailing out banks.. The water should be used for other things.... Not some pork barrel prize for a bunch of people in DC.....

IMO I think the US should make desalinization plants off the west coast from Canada to Mexico and use that to quench the western states.....
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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The compact is a bargain between the states on how Colorado water is allocated. It is actually a modification of western water law which generally provides priority to the entity that first uses the water. Note that first entity is California and its farmers

The big problem is that the water is likely over allocated. Certainly so if the upstream states should begin to take their full allocation.

Las Vegas will likely remain in reasonable shape under the likely outcomes. It is the only downstream user above Hoover dam. So LV gets its water even if it ceases to flow past the dam.

It may be possible to establish desalinization plants in northern Mexico but good luck in California. Maybe a couple around Huntington Beach or Seal Beach where you all ready have the power plants...but other wise forget about it. Much of norther CA remain undeveloped along the coast because of a lack of fresh water. They still however will not allow desal plants.
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