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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Let me tell you something, I've been to Arizona tons of times, and there is plenty of water being wasted pretending a desert can be made into Virginia Piedmont without serious consequences.

    One biggie these days is salt accumulation. More and more water is needed to drive the salts back down only to have evaporation draw them back up.

    But for some, as long as the 19th hole has ice they are content...
    I have an uncle who retired in Sun City West. Visited him once there before he passed. His backyard was green, as it got some on the moisture from the golf course. The other side of his back yard was a golf course.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I see fresh water as a much more pressing problem than CO2.
    We are using up the aquifers, faster that they are recharging.
    Sooner or later we will not be able to sustain our crops.
    That's the big gorilla in the room that people are ignoring. What happens when the aquifers under California's Central Valley run dry, as sooner or later they will? How about the Ogalalla Aquifer under the Mid West?

    Maybe the drought will be a blessing in disguise, as people begin to look at the long term and the consequences of not addressing the water issue.

    Or, maybe not. Let's go out to that nice, green golf course, play a round and forget about such trivia as water.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That's the big gorilla in the room that people are ignoring. What happens when the aquifers under California's Central Valley run dry, as sooner or later they will? How about the Ogalalla Aquifer under the Mid West?

    Maybe the drought will be a blessing in disguise, as people begin to look at the long term and the consequences of not addressing the water issue.

    Or, maybe not. Let's go out to that nice, green golf course, play a round and forget about such trivia as water.
    I'm afraid one day, California will invade Oregon.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I'm afraid one day, California will invade Oregon.
    Burning fossil fuels creates water vapor. I suggest we increase the speed limits on all of our roads.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Burning fossil fuels creates water vapor. I suggest we increase the speed limits on all of our roads.
    LOL...

    Not enough to matter.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I'm afraid one day, California will invade Oregon.
    If you ask the Oregonians, it already is.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    LOL...

    Not enough to matter.
    Every little bit helps.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If you ask the Oregonians, it already is.
    We started getting californicated in the 70's. We still aren't as bad as they are, though Portlandia is the capitol of the North-Left coast...

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    We started getting californicated in the 70's. We still aren't as bad as they are, though Portlandia is the capitol of the North-Left coast...
    So, send your water south, and more Californians will stay home and leave you alone. It's a win-win for both states.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Perhaps we should not have put large populations in desert areas?!
    We didn't exactly PUT them there.
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