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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Likewise, we can trust your questions to be flamebait.
    No flamebait. No offense intended. Just a complaint that my post was taken out of context and presented as something it was not. And when you refused to acknowledge or correct that, you indicate you intend to quote people dishonestly. Just making the observation. And I will wish you a good evening and move on.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    I haven't checked its depth recently, but surely its not as wide as you go down.
    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    As I said earlier though even with all Vegas has done to conserve water, lake Meade is still forecast to drop 20 feet in the next year. How long can this go on? What happens when it's dry?
    Don't look now, but the same damn thing is happening all over the West/Southwest.
    Lake Powell comes to mind.

    What's it like in Idaho?
    I always like repeating the story of how Idaho potato farmers own the water in Jackson Lake at the base of the Grand Tetons,
    in Wyoming for Goodness sake.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Before you completely disappear from this thread, care to give an update on water conditions in the Taos and North Central NM area, my favorite.
    And NM in general?
    I also really like parts of Albuquerque and Sandia Peak.
    Really still need to do more NM but life is so short .
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    No flamebait. No offense intended. Just a complaint that my post was taken out of context and presented as something it was not. And when you refused to acknowledge or correct that, you indicate you intend to quote people dishonestly. Just making the observation. And I will wish you a good evening and move on.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I haven't checked its depth recently, but surely its not as wide as you go down.

    Don't look now, but the same damn thing is happening all over the West/Southwest.
    Lake Powell comes to mind.

    What's it like in Idaho?
    I always like repeating the story of how Idaho potato farmers own the water in Jackson Lake at the base of the Grand Tetons,
    in Wyoming for Goodness sake.
    The photos are too large to post here, but this link shows earth shots of Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico's largest lake, at normal levels and just below that the same lake as it appears now during what is described as not just severe, not just extreme, but as exceptional drought for our area:
    Drought Dries Elephant Butte Reservoir : Image of the Day
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    I can only go from my personal experiences since I know these farmers.
    They got ****ed and paid off.
    I will check your links when I am not robo-posting.
    We've got a new oil/gas pipeline down to Pontiac, right next to a huge landfill.
    Too bad we can't just recycle and incinerate--imagine those jobs.
    Imagine--John Lennon was on to something .
    Lots of income from Chicago Suburban and Northwest Indiana towns and their ****ing garbage, southeast of me.
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I haven't checked its depth recently, but surely its not as wide as you go down.

    Don't look now, but the same damn thing is happening all over the West/Southwest.
    Lake Powell comes to mind.

    What's it like in Idaho?
    I always like repeating the story of how Idaho potato farmers own the water in Jackson Lake at the base of the Grand Tetons,
    in Wyoming for Goodness sake.
    We are a bit behind normal snow pack this year but the last three winters have been fine. No worries here. On my recent trip to Calif though I was shocked, it looks like the middle of summer and when I flew over Shasta it looked like a mud hole. I'm going back in a few days and my brother said they are drinking lots of beer to conserve water.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Before you completely disappear from this thread, care to give an update on water conditions in the Taos and North Central NM area, my favorite.
    And NM in general?
    I also really like parts of Albuquerque and Sandia Peak.
    Really still need to do more NM but life is so short .
    I did just before I saw your post. All the other New Mexico lakes are similarly stressed - Cochiti, Conchas, Navajo, etc.

    I looked for something similar for Lake Mead and the comparison here is pretty dramatic. The top shot of course now - the bottom one before the drought began:
    Hoover Dam Photos Pictures - Drought Effects On The Lake Mead Side
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    The photos are too large to post here, but this link shows earth shots of Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico's largest lake, at normal levels and just below that the same lake as it appears now during what is described as not just severe, not just extreme, but as exceptional drought for our area:
    Drought Dries Elephant Butte Reservoir : Image of the Day
    I saw a similar photo of the Sierras. There is just a slender ribbon of white along its crest.

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

    Meaning all of the waterfalls in Yosemite will dry up earlier this summer.
    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I saw a similar photo of the Sierras. There is just a slender ribbon of white along its crest.
    Back here, the Great Lakes have varied only SIX feet one way or another back to the beginning of stats .
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    Re: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I can only go from my personal experiences since I know these farmers.
    They got ****ed and paid off.
    I will check your links when I am not robo-posting.
    We've got a new oil/gas pipeline down to Pontiac, right next to a huge landfill.
    Too bad we can't just recycle and incinerate--imagine those jobs.
    Imagine--John Lennon was on to something .
    Lots of income from Chicago Suburban and Northwest Indiana towns and their ****ing garbage, southeast of me.
    Sounds great! What about the smoke?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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