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

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Every golf course uses up to one million gallons a day. Southern California 600, Utah 117, Arizona 322, and Nevada 98.
    Well over ONE BILLION GALLONS A DAY!
    You don't think that would make a huge impact on the Colorado river?
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Grow new ones. There probably aren't many trees and vines in the desert anyway.
    There are lots of them here in the desert called California's Central Valley. Our water doesn't come from the Colorado anyway, but from the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is practically non existent even post the latest winter storm.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    IIRC that region in general is becoming more hot and arid as of the past decade or so. Like many places in the world we are seeing resource issues and mass migrations as a result of climate change. FWIW though Las Vagas was always an opulent drain on resources anyway... a symbol of an ignorant era that's about to pass us by. It's kind of refreshing to know there is always something bigger than humans and it will make us change despite our best efforts.

    Unfortunately I think the southern U.S. is about to get a lot hotter which is going to make it impractical to live there during this climate trend.

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

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    Why would you pull out that one phrase and leave off the short last sentence of my post that strongly qualified it?
    You asked...I answered.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There are lots of them here in the desert called California's Central Valley. Our water doesn't come from the Colorado anyway, but from the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is practically non existent even post the latest winter storm.

    With the aquifers being depleted, the mighty San Joaquin's ag future is starting to look pretty dismal.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There are lots of them here in the desert called California's Central Valley. Our water doesn't come from the Colorado anyway, but from the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is practically non existent even post the latest winter storm.
    I'm not sure what to tell you. Plenty of trees and vines growing here in Louisiana.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    It'll have to be ripped out to grow the corn and soy (half America's total national food crop) which soon won't be able to be grown where it is now.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Many of the snow-birds will just keep going back to the Midwest and East where they came from during the summer.
    The ones who "water" their lawns like back home.
    And have permanently raised the relative humidity in cities like Phoenix .
    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    IIRC that region in general is becoming more hot and arid as of the past decade or so. Like many places in the world we are seeing resource issues and mass migrations as a result of climate change. FWIW though Las Vagas was always an opulent drain on resources anyway... a symbol of an ignorant era that's about to pass us by. It's kind of refreshing to know there is always something bigger than humans and it will make us change despite our best efforts.

    Unfortunately I think the southern U.S. is about to get a lot hotter which is going to make it impractical to live there during this climate trend.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    IIRC that region in general is becoming more hot and arid as of the past decade or so. Like many places in the world we are seeing resource issues and mass migrations as a result of climate change. FWIW though Las Vagas was always an opulent drain on resources anyway... a symbol of an ignorant era that's about to pass us by. It's kind of refreshing to know there is always something bigger than humans and it will make us change despite our best efforts.

    Unfortunately I think the southern U.S. is about to get a lot hotter which is going to make it impractical to live there during this climate trend.


    Could have fooled me. This past summer was somewhat mild, and the current winter is about the coldest I can remember in some years.

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

    I don't suppose over-irrigating for decades has helped, eh radio?
    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.
    Vegas tries to claim they recycle 94% of their water used.
    The overall drought in the Southwest for decades has caught up.
    The Ogallalla aquifer under Nebraska has taken a bit hit also .
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