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

    I'm not aware of much rain in the drought-stricken southwest; going on decades.
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    Could have fooled me.
    This past summer was somewhat mild, and the current winter is about the coldest I can remember in some years.
    Winter snows are gobbled up by areas just east of the front range.
    Damming of the Arkansas to be tunnelled through to Colorado City to water lawns is a pretty hot issue, with flooding of US 24 and all.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    1,187 golf courses times one million gallons a day, his numbers, is well over a billion gallons a day, what he said.
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    A million gallons?
    Not a million gallons, what you said .
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I don't suppose over-irrigating for decades has helped, eh radio?

    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 .
    De-salinization plants, no golf courses, no ice cubes.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I'm not aware of much rain in the drought-stricken southwest; going on decades.

    Winter snows are gobbled up by areas just east of the front range.
    Damming of the Arkansas to be tunnelled through to Colorado City to water lawns is a pretty hot issue, with flooding of US 24 and all.

    Misunderstanding, methinks. Someone said the South; I figured they meant my part. SE.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    De-salinization plants, no golf courses, no ice cubes.
    Weren't the Saudis towing ice bergs for de-salinization?
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    1,187 golf courses times one million gallons a day, his numbers, is well over a billion gallons a day, what he said.

    Not a million gallons, what you said .
    He said a golf course--meaning all golf courses--use 1 million gallons of water, a day. That's what I was referring to.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Too bad our infrastructure sucks so bad we can't transport the southeastern/eastern flooding to the western drought.
    It would be upwill and require energy but could parallel the interstates, etc..
    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Misunderstanding, methinks. Someone said the South; I figured they meant my part. SE.
    We will have big floods this spring in my northern Illinois--no thaws--continued snowing--frozen river back-ups.
    Wasted flood water.
    But not in a hundred years I hope .
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    I should check his link--and talk to those I know who run golf courses.
    Thanks .
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He said a golf course--meaning all golf courses--use 1 million gallons of water, a day. That's what I was referring to.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Too bad our infrastructure sucks so bad we can't transport the southeastern/eastern flooding to the western drought.
    It would be upwill and require energy but could parallel the interstates, etc..

    We will have big floods this spring in my northern Illinois--no thaws--continued snowing--frozen river back-ups.
    Wasted flood water.
    But not in a hundred years I hope .
    What infrastructure are you referring to? The infrastructure that would allow the practical transfer of those flood waters doesn't exist.

    Moving flood water from the Mississippi Valley, westward, is a good idea, BTW. The only practical way to ship that water would be pipelines.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What infrastructure are you referring to? The infrastructure that would allow the practical transfer of those flood waters doesn't exist.

    Moving flood water from the Mississippi Valley, westward, is a good idea, BTW. The only practical way to ship that water would be pipelines.

    This would take a massive public investment

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