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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    That's one area. What about all the other places out there purposely kept off limits? This is an artificial crisis.
    It's not a crisis at all.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I bet Lake Mead could use our floodwaters right now.
    So could the polluted waters of WV and NC.

    Too bad we don't have an Eisenhower Interstate of water pipelines.
    Our Nation still moves because of OTRs on the Interstates.

    Just run the overflow water into a small canal south of the Ohio/Mississippi confluence.
    From there, a series of small power plants push the water west through ALL the parched states.
    It isn't rocket science, it's engineering .
    The Rocky Mountains could be a formidable barrier to getting the flood waters to where they're needed, but there really is plenty of water on the west coast. It just falls in the wrong place for the growing of food, that's all.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The Rocky Mountains could be a formidable barrier to getting the flood waters to where they're needed,
    From what I have seen in my travels, the Northern strip of New Mexico is the easiest to cross, very near the Four Corners.
    Which then leads right into Page, Arizona, which has just as low a water level with the Glen Canyon Dam as Lake Mead has.
    Water Pipelines Could easily be run from Page south of the Grand Canyon to Lake Mead.

    We are now having Flash Flooding in Illinois, which will soon hit our rivers.
    Minnesota has 60 degree temps with a blizzard on the way with possible tornadoes.
    Got climate change ?
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The Rocky Mountains could be a formidable barrier to getting the flood waters to where they're needed, but there really is plenty of water on the west coast. It just falls in the wrong place for the growing of food, that's all.
    Not at all. I-40 cuts across New Mexico through some of the mostly useless badland you will find anywhere, just south of the Rocky Mountains, and in a direct line to go to or near areas who most need the water. And the terrain is flat enough to accommodate a smartly constructed pipeline the whole distance. Albuquerque, for instance, gets all its motor fuel via pipeline from Texas. And our motor fuel costs are generally well below the national average as a result of that. Human ingenuity can solve almost any problem if it is allowed pretty much free rein to solve it.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Your statements just prove that a water pipe-line system in the entire United States is feasible.

    But not if the House continues to say no more Bills for the rest of the year.
    That is not a political spin, that is a fact, and a very alarming one at that.

    We need nothing short of an Eisenhower/T. Roosevelt reincarnation
    of thinking on a grand basis to save our future generations with respect to water .
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Not at all. I-40 cuts across New Mexico through some of the mostly useless badland you will find anywhere, just south of the Rocky Mountains, and in a direct line to go to or near areas who most need the water. And the terrain is flat enough to accommodate a smartly constructed pipeline the whole distance. Albuquerque, for instance, gets all its motor fuel via pipeline from Texas. And our motor fuel costs are generally well below the national average as a result of that. Human ingenuity can solve almost any problem if it is allowed pretty much free rein to solve it.
    And I agree with I-40 as another corridor to be put on the table of blue-prints .
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    This just proves that a water pipe-line system in the entire United states is feasible.

    But not if the House continues to say no more Bills for the rest of the year.
    That is not a political spin, that is a fact, and a very alarming one.

    We need nothing short of an Eisenhower/T. Roosevelt reincarnation
    of thinking on a grand basis to save our future generations with respect to water .
    And I agree with I-40 as another corridor to be put on the table of blue-prints .
    The problem is not a question of vision. The problem is a question of a $17+ trillion dollar debt that is growing by billions every single day. This is not a project for the government until they get a handle on that, which our current Congress is unwilling to do. Government partnering with private enterprise could be doing so much good for the general welfare if it wasn't for that elephant in the room.

    The other problem is that Government only needs to give the green light and get out of the way for private enterprise to find a way to profit by moving excess water from the east to the thirsty west, but the Senate remains in the clutches of the party who won't do anything without billions of dollars in environmental studies that pretty well ensures that nothing of substance is going to happen.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    The problem is not a question of vision. The problem is a question of a $17+ trillion dollar debt that is growing by billions every single day. This is not a project for the government until they get a handle on that, which our current Congress is unwilling to do. Government partnering with private enterprise could be doing so much good for the general welfare if it wasn't for that elephant in the room.

    The other problem is that Government only needs to give the green light and get out of the way for private enterprise to find a way to profit by moving excess water from the east to the thirsty west, but the Senate remains in the clutches of the party who won't do anything without billions of dollars in environmental studies that pretty well ensures that nothing of substance is going to happen.
    I'm not sure how private enterprise could do it without the government's right if imminent domain.
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