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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    There has been a 14 year drought in this part of the US and if it goes on much longer Las Vegas will be a ghost town. If you own real estate there you should get while the gettin is good. Vegas may be the next Salton Sea resort area.


    LAKE MEAD, Nev.
    - When you head out on Nevada's Lake Mead, the first thing you notice is a white line. That's where the water used to be.
    What did this look like a decade ago?
    "This was all underwater," said Pat Mulroy, the general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. "I mean boats were everywhere. There was a whole marina here."
    Mulroy said that the drought began 14 years ago. Satellite photos show the Colorado River, which feeds Lake Mead, is drying up -- so the lake is rapidly shrinking. Islands are growing, and boats are floating far from where they once were.



    Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply -
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    For sure this is a serious problem and something needs to be done about it.

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

    All is well.. the Pineapple express opened up. Couple of feet of snow will fall in the mountains and rain will fall in the valleys.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    All is well.. the Pineapple express opened up. Couple of feet of snow will fall in the mountains and rain will fall in the valleys.
    Another bullet dodged. A February and March as dry as they were last year, and we might have ended the snow year with no snowpack at all. That would have been a catastrophe.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Another bullet dodged. A February and March as dry as they were last year, and we might have ended the snow year with no snowpack at all. That would have been a catastrophe.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yes, we should make laws on "might haves" right?
    I'm not sure just what laws you're talking about, but we need to be prepared for might haves, or more precisely, might yet happens.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Welcome to our world. Lake Travis [south central Texas]

    laketravis_09231114.jpg

    These levels have been worsening for the last several years and this is one of the two major reservoirs that provide water for the Austin metro area.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Another bullet dodged. A February and March as dry as they were last year, and we might have ended the snow year with no snowpack at all. That would have been a catastrophe.
    I heard the Calif snow pack is 18% of normal, that will take a lot of snow fast to make up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I heard the Calif snow pack is 18% of normal, that will take a lot of snow fast to make up.
    Yes, it will.
    But, 18% is a whole lot better than 0, and more is on the way.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, it will.
    But, 18% is a whole lot better than 0, and more is on the way.
    Probably too little too late but I'm glad you guys are at least getting something.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, it will.
    But, 18% is a whole lot better than 0, and more is on the way.
    things may get worse, A LOT WORSE.

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