Originally Posted by IkayakNboard
There is nowhere to go in the US.
There are plenty of places to go in the US that have more than enough water, perhaps not for all of us at our current consumption, but that can decrease (and will).
I only assume my stay in CO is temporary, mainly due to water issues. Once I have to start fighting the rest of you for a drink, I will leave and go where resources are plenty.
Send me a PM, I have plenty of land in the US you can buy, drill (or hand dig) a well and pump water all you want - legally.
Not trying to agitate - just remember the SW and it's water issues are local, the country is pretty dam(n) big. Plenty of places to go...
Dams are good and bad just like most things in this world. Good for the ability to drink, get power, water crops, schedule boating, naming bars/eateries and keeping the masses at peace. Bad for the envronmental impacts, the lack of overall equilibrium and the false sense of security that leads to overuse/overpopulating. I think we all really know this.
Much more I would love to respond to, but I had trouble hearing all of it due to those high horses.
Folks that really, really hate dams can protest by growing all their own food using natural precipitation, by never boating a dam(n)ed river again and (most of all) by not having children. Otherwise, just focus on good micro decisions in life, keep moving forward and keep debating with open minds.
Drink up...Paddle hard...while you can....