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Old 09-08-2016   #41
 
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Too right.

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......... It is the upper basin states which are initially at greater risk, which is precisely why Powell will be preferentially drained before Mead. The water level at which each dam's penstocks will no longer function will also be a determinant.

We need another 1983. Three or four of them.

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Lake Mead levels are seriously low.

Drought has left the country's largest reservoir with the lowest water level ever recorded


Lake Mead: Drought Leaves Reservoir at Lowest Point

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Until we tackle those powerfully entrenched memes I can't imagine ideas like decommissioning dams in the arid west are ever more than romantic pipe dreams. I would wager our region might be entering a new age of reservoir construction if the implications of climate change ever fully enters political discourse. Climate change could be co opted by the historic coupling already outlined in a manner that could easily drive infrastructure projects to outshine the importance of efficiencies.
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I believe you are correct.

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California drought science rears its head.

Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature

Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature : Scientific Reports

By studying sediments and stuff they linked Connections between California Aridity and the Pacific Ocean over a few thousand years.

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The fossil pollen and charcoal records also indicate enhanced aridity between 8 to 3 ka .......
Starting 8,000 years ago it looks like we had a 5,000 year California drought that matched cooler waters in the Eastern Pacific.

Cheery news here today.
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