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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    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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    That's a problem alright.
    May I suggest you drink more beer?

    On a side note, I saw that Perth is using unmanned drones for shark patrol.
    Why not arm them---with non-lethal explosives, if you insist---and scare the man-eaters away?
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    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)
    All true.
    But I really think our tech. will prevent a catastrophe.
    Foods prices will be/are rising.
    I will continue to pray for rain.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Water desalinization > taking water from the Great Lakes.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    That's a problem alright.
    May I suggest you drink more beer?

    On a side note, I saw that Perth is using unmanned drones for shark patrol.
    Why not arm them---with non-lethal explosives, if you insist---and scare the man-eaters away?
    I don't live there. We're looking at increased flash floods in the near future near here.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    I don't live there. We're looking at increased flash floods in the near future near here.

    BBC News - Climate change to boost summer flash floods, says study
    Hmmph....you look like an Aussie to me.
    So your looking at floods, we're being desiccated.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That would be a far better project than the train to nowhere that Sacramento seems determined to build.

    The State of California uses more water than Mother Nature delivers even during wet years. Sooner or later, we'll run out.

    And, even if you hate California for its politics, imagine how much you'll spend for fruit, nuts, dairy, and produce after the valley farmland starts to dry up.
    Well, that's probably the biggest effect. I think the main point in the short run.
    If the drought continues another 6 months/1 year, I think we're going to see Unprecedented price hikes.
    Across the board big increases in food prices... maybe doubles and triples on some Produce items.
    That would be shocking and a hardship for some/many.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Maybe we'll finally get the controversial Keystone Pipeline, but carrying... Water... South from Canada/Great lakes!
    They've already floated a shorter one from the rainy Northwest to dry California.
    I've said for years that pipelines shouod be built, originating in floid prone areas destined for drought prone areas.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I am in Texas, and it's been bad for several years now, especially last summer and now. I live about 15 miles from a lake, and when I drive over the bridge going into town for the past few months, there are sand bars visible everywhere. It's pitiful. It's not the worst drought Texas had had, but it's the worst I've seen since I lived here.
    Here in the Houston area it was bad for several years, but thankfully, we are out of drought now. Charlie Fenn, who I used to play bass for in a Country and Western band, was right in the middle of the Dyer Mills wildfire, which broke out near the site of the Texas Renaissance Festival. The flames came right to his door, but his house was spared. His sister's house, next door, burned down. Today I play for Edison Freeman. During the wildfires, he was featured on channel 13 in an interview, in which he said he was not going to evacuate, and that wild horses couldn't drag him from his home. A little later, the cameras showed DPS escorting him off his property, after they got a court order to force him out. Thankfully, his home was spared too. Our band did a number of benefits to raise money to help people rebuild. All the rain in Southeast Texas this year finally ended the drought, and Lake Conroe, which was turning into a giant mud puddle at one time, is now full again.

    I have a running joke with Wolff DeLong, who was Gene Kelton's bass player before Gene was killed in an accident. Wolff does rain dances, and some say it was his rain dance that ended the Dyer Mills wildfire. So whenever it floods in Houston, I send him a PM on Facebook, telling him he can stop any time now. LOL.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Please spare me the faux-macho "you're an alarmist" claim.
    No one is going to go thirsty anytime soon, but this is a serious issue already affecting food prices nationwide.
    Summer, oft the driest season is approaching in many places, it could get worse. It could go on for years more in some of these areas too.
    This also is a big issue in the arid states viability.
    Texas is booming with plenty of oil but little water.

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    Seven states running out of water
    There are rivers that no longer make it to the ocean, the water is used up. In some places it's a huge concern. California even tried buying a river from Canada at one point.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That would be a far better project than the train to nowhere that Sacramento seems determined to build.

    The State of California uses more water than Mother Nature delivers even during wet years. Sooner or later, we'll run out.
    SoCal ran out of water over a century ago and has been damming, diverting and pumping ever since. Much of the farmland would never have been farmland without a lot of intervention.

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