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Old 06-19-2021, 02:31 PM
 
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On Bill Maher last night he clobbered the almond growers in California as they use 1900 gallons of water to harvest just one pound of almonds whereas it only takes 11 gallons of water to harvest a pound of oranges or peaches, etc. I had no idea.

I sometimes used almond 'milk' instead of cow's milk, but will never buy it again. Soy milk will work just fine, or rice milk, or 2% cow's milk.

IIRC Bill Maher said that something like 80% of the water used in CA is used for ag purposes, and from arguing this topic for years in the COLO forums where 90% of the water used in COLO is for ag, with 5% used for people and 5% used for landscaping.

Within the last week I saw a photo of almond trees in California being torn out of the ground, [URL="https://weather.com/photos/news/2021-05-28-california-drought-farmers"]photos like this one[/URL] where a farmer tore out 600 acres of almond trees. [URL="https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=almond+trees+removed+drought&qpvt=almond+ trees+removed+drought&form=IQFRML&first=1&tsc=Imag eBasicHover"]More images here[/URL].

They get a lot of rain back east, why can't they grow almonds back east, and cotton, which is another thirsty crop.
I believe almonds are originally from Middle East, they can not tolerate cold.
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Old 06-19-2021, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I am thinking of moving to a warmer climate, with a potential housing appreciation, but it is not too expensive right now like California. Florida and Texas are out because of humility. I also want to live in a city, so be able to access to good health care. I toured S.W, like Grand Canyon, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion National parks, and I like the desert climate. Not want to work real tough jobs, perhaps just to take a seasonal or temp job. That is why I am thinking of Las Vegas, and did some research.
Gainful employment is hard to find here and cost of living (especially rent or buying a house) is going up fast. Some folks say health care here is not great. It took me a long time to find and get established with a good primary care physician. Do more research before you move.

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Old 06-19-2021, 02:52 PM
 
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Can a woman (or a man) feel safe walking from a place like the Martin to the strip for dinner? Just asking as I really don't know. It feels a bit deserted on that side of the 15.
My daughter lives in Panorama. She's walked to Caesars and feels safe. It is longer than it looks. Usually, she would just book the building's limo to take her & her girlfriends.
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Old 06-19-2021, 02:53 PM
 
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Nah. Any single person would need staff to live in that home. And a single female can do a lot better and safer for maybe 15 or 25 % of that place.

That would even scare me and I could deal with the place except I do not think I could finance it.

Kind of even a much more uppity version of our existing home.
Of course; my point was the OP's inquiry was missing parameters.
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Old 06-19-2021, 02:57 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Mike from back east View Post
On Bill Maher last night he clobbered the almond growers in California as they use 1900 gallons of water to harvest just one pound of almonds whereas it only takes 11 gallons of water to harvest a pound of oranges or peaches, etc. I had no idea.

I sometimes used almond 'milk' instead of cow's milk, but will never buy it again. Soy milk will work just fine, or rice milk, or 2% cow's milk.

IIRC Bill Maher said that something like 80% of the water used in CA is used for ag purposes, and from arguing this topic for years in the COLO forums where 90% of the water used in COLO is for ag, with 5% used for people and 5% used for landscaping.

Within the last week I saw a photo of almond trees in California being torn out of the ground, photos like this one where a farmer tore out 600 acres of almond trees. More images here.

They get a lot of rain back east, why can't they grow almonds back east, and cotton, which is another thirsty crop.
The almond production is in the Central Valley, for the most part, and is not serviced by the Colorado River. The Colorado River services the Imperial Valley; the major crops of the Imperial Valley are grass sod and animal food. Still, its probably north of $1 Billion in economic value.
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Old 06-19-2021, 02:59 PM
 
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Florida and Texas are out because of humility.
You might be the first person ever to refer to Texans as humble.
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Old 06-19-2021, 03:27 PM
 
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I am sorry, I meant Humidity, my bad! Ha! Ha!
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Old 06-19-2021, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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I am sorry, I meant Humidity, my bad! Ha! Ha!
Don't worry about it. I and RE and virtually ever one else knew what you meant...RE was just having a little fun pulling your leg.

This generally is a supportive and helpful crew...though our sense of humor is always around looking for a spot to poke a little fun.

Any way welcome - and any questions. RE and I are diagonally across the city from each other so one of us likely has some knowledge that may be helpful.
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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with due respect, climate warming is real, California or the whole west are facing real issues, they do lack of rain, and they have to make tough choices, I doubt the solutions are so simple like you suggested.
I don't argue about religion.
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:49 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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with due respect, climate warming is real, California or the whole west are facing real issues, they do lack of rain, and they have to make tough choices, I doubt the solutions are so simple like you suggested.
tHE drought is here a nd now. This state is doomed.
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