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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    With the aquifers being depleted, the mighty San Joaquin's ag future is starting to look pretty dismal.
    It's starting to look that way. California's second biggest river is dry, and has been for some 60 years now.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure just where you got those figures, but let's assume for now they're correct.
    Flows of the Colorado river are in the order of 2,000 to 20,000 cubic feet per second. Let's take an average of 10,000 cfs to make the math simple. The next question is, just how much is a cubic foot?

    Turns out to be 7.48 gallons.

    So, 10,000 x 7.48 = 74,800 gallons per second on average.

    60 x 60 x 24 x 74,800 = 6,462,720,000.

    If your billion gallons a day figure is accurate, then, a little less than 1/6 of the water is being used for golf courses. That is assuming, of course, that those golf courses aren't using recycled water.

    So, yes, given those conditions, the proportion of the water used for that purpose is significant.
    Thanks for completing the math Dittohead not!images (33).jpg
    Here is some more compelling statistics about water usage per golfer:
    Fact: A single, 18-hole round of golf at a typical Las Vegas golf course requires 2,507 gallons of water.

    That's not "virtual water," it's the actual amount of water that has to be sprinklered onto the golf course to get it ready, each night, for each golfer.

    What that means is that, every time a golfer steps to a tee in Las Vegas, that one hole required 139 gallons of water to prepare, just for that one golfer that day.

    That means that a foursome in Las Vegas, playing 18 holes, will use as much water as typical family in the U.S. uses in a month. Pause and consider what the driest city in America, Las Vegas, has to tell us about golf and water, sustainability and the reality of changing water habits
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    When push comes to shove and the water really starts to run out in the southwest common people will not be allowed to water their lawns, wash their cars or flush number one ... But somehow, I'm sure, golf courses will still be allowed to turn barren desert into the lush rolling verdant hills of Scotland at everyone else's expense.
    All for a "game".

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

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    What good did that Obama phone do you ?

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I blame air conditioning.
    I wouldn't camp overnight where there wasn't fresh water but since air conditioning was perfected hundreds of thousands of Americans have settled in the 'sun belt', largely affluent types who are used to the government providing them with the means to maintain their lifestyle- golf courses, swimming pools, manicured lawns, cheap Mexican servants, etc.
    Cut them off, I say. Too late to save the Colorado river but let them all go find their own water.
    It's not just the air conditioning that consumes vast amounts of electricity... In many dry arid dessert areas where people settle, one form of habitat cooling that is quite common is the evaporative or "swamp" cooler ... that cools the air by evaporating, guess what? WATER.
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    They can be seen on the rooftops of homes, shops and business' all over the southwest.

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
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    What good did that Obama phone do you ?
    Don't you mean "Bushphone"?
    Since 2009, there has been an urban myth that Obama created a program to provide free phones to low-income Americans at taxpayer expense. There is, in fact, a government program that will provide low-income people with a free or low cost cell phone. It was started in 2008 under George W. Bush.
    The idea of providing low-income individuals with subsidized phone service was originated in the Reagan administration following the break-up of AT&T in 1984. (It was expanded and formalized by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.) The program is paid for by telecommunications companies through an independent non-profit, not through tax revenue.
    The Truth About The Obama Phone | ThinkProgress
    As it happens the "Obama phone" actually was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008. The program is called "SafeLink Wireless." An article from August 2008 confirms this.
    http://www.examiner.com/article/gop-...008-under-bush
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Don't you mean "Bushphone?
    Nope, I said Obama phone.

    Blaming everything on Bush has gotten old.

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    The Kern River, Bakersfield, Ca. Just 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    and very little rain is coming to help california out of its drought
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Nope, I said Obama phone.

    Blaming everything on Bush has gotten old.
    Echoing stupid lies from Drudge has gotten old too.
    I'm not "blaming" anyone here but Bush signed the bill starting the first SafeLink Wireless." cell phone give away for SS and Welfare recipients..
    They are more correctly called Bush phones.
    But OOPS... there's those pesky little things called facts that always seem to get in the way of your sophomoric partisan hackery.

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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The wages of the nanny state.
    The people escaping the nanny state to Nevada depend on the nanny state providing their water....
    Don't work out, work in.

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