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

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Ban housing developments in what used to be deserts from "watering" lawns and changing the ecosystem.
    Teach them to build a lawn that "absorbs" water from the air, saving ground-water .
    I believe that's already being done. At least LV has been encouraging it for some time now. So-called Desert Landscaping is all the rage there. We've replaced toilets before, now replace them with waterless. That alone should do the trick with no need for desalinization which is just another one of those moves that solves a temporary problem only to create greater problems down the line.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Conservation, such as not having lawns and golf courses, might help some.
    Desalinization would produce more water, but is expensive.
    I believe the initial investment in desalinization must happen.
    Too bad we don't have nuclear fusion yet.
    Any time Teddy Roosevelt feels like being reincarnated with his Great Ideas would be welcome.
    What we need is a water delivery system to bring water from the rain soaked north west down to the desert areas where crops can be grown.
    This is an outstanding idea and I look at it as what I'm working on,
    water-piping our flood water from East of the Mississippi to the Ogallalla aquifer and further west.

    Crossing the Columbia River on a trip north once, I found that it was dumping a million cubic feet per second into the ocean.
    Bring even a little of that water to California and southern Nevada, and we'd have plenty.
    All it would take is another "ERIE Canal".
    The creator of that was ridiculed at first .
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    cool--I can tell you this--the Western range of Rocky Mtn Natl Pk, called the Never-Summer mtns,
    still has its water diverted to Denver and the Front Range.

    I'm counting on you to talk intelligent drought stuff with me, please.
    What do you know of any talk over the decades about desalination plants ?
    I already posted about the Santa Barbara desalination plant above on this thread. It's been put in mothballs back during the early 1990's. It laid out the cost to reactivate the plant and how much it will cost to produce in dollars per acre feet of water. The post above that one informs everyone how many gallons are in an acre feet of water.

    As the city of Santa Barbara points out, desalination is so expensive that the city will only reactivate the desalination plant as the last resort.

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

    Let me ask this.
    If a new desalination plant would be built along the coast, is the technology any better and how has the expense changed ?
    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I already posted about the Santa Barbara desalination plant above on this thread. It's been put in mothballs back during the early 1990's. It laid out the cost to reactivate the plant and how much it will cost to produce in dollars per acre feet of water. The post above that one informs everyone how many gallons are in an acre feet of water.

    As the city of Santa Barbara points out, desalination is so expensive that the city will only reactivate the desalination plant as the last resort.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    It's good to hear that these measures are being done.
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I believe that's already being done. At least LV has been encouraging it for some time now. So-called Desert Landscaping is all the rage there. We've replaced toilets before, now replace them with waterless.
    As per post #176 of this thread, where are you on the "one million cubic feet per second" of water being dumped into the ocean.
    Is there potential for water pipelines to begin on the south side of the Columbia R.?
    Even more dreaming, how about an "ERIE-style" Canal, to begin East of the Cascades for obvious land-feature reasons?
    That alone should do the trick with no need for desalinization which is just another one of those moves that solves a temporary problem only to create greater problems down the line.
    With what we're hearing that it will take at least 20 years for the West to come out of this thing with good moisture,
    it appears to me that eventually the expense of desalination will be worth it for certain areas.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    What side of the Great Divide ? That's important.
    Summit County Western slope.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Let me ask this.
    If a new desalination plant would be built along the coast, is the technology any better and how has the expense changed ?
    You might want to ask Roguenuke if she's floating around. She's familiar with desalination units since most Navy ships have desalination units aboard to produce fresh water for the ships crew. An aircraft carrier is a small city.

    Most advancement in technology have always come from the military industrial complex. If there's a new technology in the pipeline it will becoming from DARPA.

    Just doing a light search.

    2013/06/25 Improved Water Purification Technology Reduces SWaP Logistics Burden

    PORTABLE SOLAR POWERED WATER PURIFICATION AND DESALINATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT | SBIR.gov

    DARPA by Marc Andelman | Desalination.com

    Saudi Desalination Investing

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

    But who has dibs on your water?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Summit County Western slope.
    Also, any more to the talk of damming the Arkansas River?
    Last I heard, Colorado Springs wanted that water .

    Also heard some mega-capitalist from Ft. Collins/Longmont has gotten the go-ahead to dam the Cache de Poudre ?
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Summit County Western slope.
    Colorado River Water most likely.

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