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Old 01-08-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Originally Posted by atxzj View Post
You live in the middle of a desert, in the most arid state in the union
Where did you get that information? I think you may have just guessed?

New Mexico is not the "most arid state in the union", it does not even come in second...

Albuquerque is not even one of the 10 driest cities in the U.S.

Nevada is the driest state in the union...

Some References:
Driest States in the US - Current Results
Interesting United States Weather Facts and Extremes
What is the driest state in the union? | ChaCha
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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That argument doesn't hold water - it just evaporates it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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Where did you get that information? I think you may have just guessed?

New Mexico is not the "most arid state in the union", it does not even come in second...

Albuquerque is not even one of the 10 driest cities in the U.S.

Nevada is the driest state in the union...

Some References:
Driest States in the US - Current Results
Interesting United States Weather Facts and Extremes
What is the driest state in the union? | ChaCha

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Regardless of hyperlinks, it is pretty short sighted to think that any southwestern state/city can continue to experience these types of population increses and not run into issues. I have family member that works in planning for Tucson water, it is a real issue.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:06 AM
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I'd be far more concerned for LA's water supply drying up than ABQ's.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:40 AM
 
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Do people forget our city gets 60% of it's water supply from the Rio Grande. Settle down people.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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What about the underground fuel spill from Kirtland?

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Environmentalists call it the largest threat to a city's drinking water supply in history, as much as 24 million gallons of jet fuel - or twice the size of the Exxon Valdez oil spill - seeping into an underground aquifer and steadily toward this drought-stricken city's largest and most pristine water wells.
Kirtland Air Force Base Jet Fuel Spill Threatens Albuquerque Water Supply

I know some of you won't like that source (actually it's just an AP story), but is there really no problem?

As for the comment about the Rio Grande, is it seriously supposed to be comforting that we get most of our water from a river which is little more than a muddy trickle at certain points, and which is subject to complicated water rights claims from multiple groups?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Meth use in New Mexico IS bad, period. Be a flamingo with your head in the sand, one of those that are so used to crime in this state that you are blissfully used to the status quo. In many studies, NM consistently ranks undesirably high in drug and alcohol abuse issues, domestic violence, rape, murder, etc etc.

New Mexico's drug problem is widespread | KOB.com
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:53 PM
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Be a flamingo with your head in the sand..
WHAAA???!

Wrong bird reference.

But srsrly, ABQ is no Chicago.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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WHAAA???!

Wrong bird reference.

But srsrly, ABQ is no Chicago.
In terms of?
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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Contrary to popular belief, Albuquerque is not METH infestad
Thats exactly it. Popular belief outside of the state is that new mexico is a impoverished, crime ridden, vast expanse of nothingness and it keeps business and people away. Some may say great, others know that it is not good for the state.
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