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Old 05-27-2021, 01:49 PM
 
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There are scorpions, tarantulas, fire ants, bees (including africanized bees), and lots of bugs I can't identify outside.
Potential inside pests include ants, flies, termites, black beetles, as well as scorpions.

Rats, mice, and squirrels can also be a problem, chewing car wires and water lines.
Javalina (wild pigs) eat plants and knock over garbage cans; coyotes eat small pets.

Water restrictions are not so stringent that you can't make soup
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Old 05-28-2021, 06:18 PM
 
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[quote=PartIrish;61093214]Lake Mead and Lake Powell levels are at their lowest levels since they were created and filled in the 1930s (Mead) and the 1980s (Powell).



Blame vegas for this.
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Old 05-29-2021, 10:06 AM
 
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Lake Mead and Lake Powell levels are at their lowest levels since they were created and filled in the 1930s (Mead) and the 1980s (Powell).



Blame vegas for this.
Mtnbkr5, it's not so simple as that. Major causes include:

1. Lower snowpack in the Rocky Mountains over the past 20+ years of climate change, snowpack which feeds the tributaries and rivers that flow to Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

2. Increased ground temperatures, again due to climate change, which have accelerated water loss through evaporation. Some hydrologists are advocating draining Lake Powell into Lake Mead to ensure the continued operation of power from the Hoover Dam.

3. Increased population in the western states that use Colorado River water. Yes, that includes Las Vegas and its ridiculous thirst for golf courses, green lawns, swimming pools, etc. But those excesses are found in the greater Phoenix area, too. The American Southwest is seriously testing the carrying capacity of water resources.
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Old 05-29-2021, 04:37 PM
 
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Just wanted to say that my husband visited AZ and no longer wishes to move there. I greatly appreciate your comments though. Take care.
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Old 06-01-2021, 03:43 AM
 
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Hi. My husband is considering taking a job in Tucson. I read it is very high crime, bad CPS, extreme heat. I am a Christian mother home schooling. I think the home school laws are okay. I also do not vaccinate. Don't want any comments, but I understand there are exemptions.


I am wondering if there are very safe, low crime, areas that are good for families. No CPS taking kids issues, more conservative. No corruption, drugs. I don't really mind the weather. Will just go out in late night or whatever. Are there lots of parks, good apartments, any amusement places? We love nature and walking, so I'm sure that's fine. Lots of grocery stores-equivalent of Walmart?


Thanks much.


And if you would recommend any other Arizona cities, that would be great too.
You should look at Arkansas. It is more to your lifestyle.
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Old 06-01-2021, 08:20 AM
 
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3. Increased population in the western states that use Colorado River water. Yes, that includes Las Vegas and its ridiculous thirst for golf courses, green lawns, swimming pools, etc. But those excesses are found in the greater Phoenix area, too. The American Southwest is seriously testing the carrying capacity of water resources.
Lawns should be the first to go, go as in illegal, fined 5k first offense and if that lawn isn't dying in a month, the fine goes up to 10k. There is absolutely no reason to move to the desert and then try to replicate the lawns of the water soaked east. Then move onto banning lawns in golf courses, and swimming pools if things get desperate. People need to be able to wash dishes and take showers, lawns? No reason for their existance.
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Old Yesterday, 11:07 PM
 
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Lake Mead and Lake Powell levels are at their lowest levels since they were created and filled in the 1930s (Mead) and the 1980s (Powell).



Blame vegas for this.
They sure can share is some of the blame, though they (Nevada) are allocated only 1.8% of the river's distributed water, the lowest portion of 7 states who are granted access to it.
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