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Old 10-19-2010   #1
 
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Where has all the water gone

Lake Mead is at it's lowest levels since it's been filled. Check out this article.

Lake Mead Hits Historic Low Point | Barry Nelson's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

And if you can tear youself away from all the boating porn you could read "Cadillac Desert" by Marc Reisner or if you still just like to watch instead of read you can watch the whole series at:


If you're boating in the west you might want to know about this.

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I second the "Cadillac Desert" recommendation, I just finished it and it's well worth reading.
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That's why I live in Montana....
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^^^LOL, because Montana has no dams?
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What else besides coal and dams produces electricity? You guys are getting hilariously progressive. The American dream. Why build houses than and own cars and rebuild cities? Yeah and check out Saudi Arabia you don't think its a problem with vast civilization and mass. As far as I know the Missouri still reaches the gulf. And there are less people in the state of Montana than the city of Denver. Jen how much water would still be flowing through the desert if you could magically wipe away the front range? Let's get real. Where is the needs to carry the current civilization forward. Some dams are needed! Some are not. Instead of telling people how uneducated our ancters were figure out some magical energy, plus security to sustain a civilization. Civilization can't exist without agriculture which undoubtly is as much as the problem as the answer to the survival of civilization. So what is it the only answer Jen is to rid your self of this curse we put on the world.. which is choose not to live rather than live. I for one grew up around the environment which you speak... but since time travel is impossible. What's your proposal for past mistakes? No more Vegas? No Denver. No washer and dryer or microwave? More pollution? Let's hear it. Without a major reduction in the population what you seek is located in Alaska
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Glenn going go boating if you want to get some grin.
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You should read the book, then post.

The gov't has for the last 80+ years tried to create an agrarian society out of a desert. Colorado is semi-arid and gets less than 20 inches of rain on average yet the major source of income (other than tourism) is agriculture.

Dams are a temporary fix for a permanent problem, you cannot sustain a large population in a desert, period.
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Colorado agriculture based off of the manipulation of water through irrigation. So what do you propose? I agree they shouldn't have built what they did but they did. So a future problem that directly relates is Denver... let's heat what you think.. tell people they cant have children or people can't move their? You never said anything about Denver. Fix the problem without complaining.
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people move to places that dont have enough water and then try to take their neighbors water and they get angry and confused when the neighbors say "no", claiming "it's everyone's water".

if your barbecue grill broke and you climbed the fence and started using your neighbors and told him he couldnt because you were using it instead, what kind of reaction would you expect?

i know its a little off point but it has merits. want water? move somewhere where its available. las vegas should be shut off and forced to fend for themselves. a town that big in a fucking desert? dont cry to me about no water, its your choice to live there!
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Colorado agriculture based off of the manipulation of water through irrigation. So what do you propose? I agree they shouldn't have built what they did but they did. So a future problem that directly relates is Denver... let's heat what you think.. tell people they cant have children or people can't move their? You never said anything about Denver. Fix the problem without complaining.
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