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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

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    Wow... Eight posts already and no one has blamed Obama, the democrats or the liberals for the water shortage.
    The growers on the West side of the San Joaquin valley do.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The growers on the West side of the San Joaquin valley do.
    Hey...I saw an article somewhere...SFGate, I think...about recycling ag. water.
    It seemed feasible and cost effective.
    I'll try to find it.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    this is one of those things where you think, "hey, maybe a bunch of humans should get together and put like an artificial canal from places that have too much water to those that don't have enough."

    but there apparently aren't enough pieces of paper painted green allocated to do that.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Hey...I saw an article somewhere...SFGate, I think...about recycling ag. water.
    It seemed feasible and cost effective.
    I'll try to find it.
    Israel (half Desert/all arid) recycles 80% of it's water.
    Spain is second with 10%.
    Due to huge de-sal and recycling, Israel will be a water exporter within the next 5 years.
    http://www.cbn.com/tv/2648187707001

    I think you will see California/LA etc do small scale De-sal and maybe even the NW pipeline.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Well, we're supposed to have a big el nino occurring.
    I heard one weather guy say this could mean lot's of rain.
    I heard another weather guy opine that this could mean LESS rain.
    I'm going to keep praying, I guess.
    Problem with these El Ninos in California, lots of warm tropical rain with little snow in the Sierras.

    The Central Valley and many areas in So Cal are dependent on the snow packs in the Sierras.

    The Colorado River is dependent on the snow packs in the Rocky Mountains.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Israel (half Desert/all arid) recycles 80% of it's water.
    Spain is second with 10%.
    Due to huge de-sal and recycling, Israel will be a water exporter within the next 5 years.

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    Reliance on nature isn't working right now.
    Given the specter of droughts and increasing demand, technology can save us....I hope.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Problem with these El Ninos in California, lots of warm tropical rain with little snow in the Sierras.

    The Central Valley and many areas in So Cal are dependent on the snow packs in the Sierras.

    The Colorado River is dependent on the snow packs in the Rocky Mountains.
    You're right on the beach.
    Fire up that de-salinization plant.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Western Australia is farther down that road. The capital, Perth gets half its water from desalination, (water bills have doubled) and injects cleaned up waste water back underground to slow the lowering of the water table.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    It's just a matter of facing reality.
    Reliance on nature isn't working right now.
    Given the specter of droughts and increasing demand, technology can save us....I hope.
    At various periods in the last several thousand years, many early SW Native American/Central American civilizations just died/vanished.
    Without any tech, even a few year drought is brutal. It was not only their water but their staple food/corn.
    They had no tech, but we have the problem of Infinitely more mouths to feed and drought in a food/produce capital like California. (and Kansas)
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    I know, lets put a huge population base in the desert south west. Who's idea was that? Really though people gravitate to good weather and the south west has it so we get down to the fact that there are just too many people.

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