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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I've said for years that pipelines shouod be built, originating in floid prone areas destined for drought prone areas.
    They've been doing that for a long, long time. Some of the pumps in CA are just monstruous... millions of gallons a minute up and over mountains - like making a large river flow uphill.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    They've been doing that for a long, long time. Some of the pumps in CA are just monstruous... millions of gallons a minute up and over mountains - like making a large river flow uphill.
    I'm talking about across the country.
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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.
    but only if enough of those green painted pieces of paper are allocated to the effort.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    I remember growing up in California everytime there was a drought there would be TV ads asking everybody to save water so we kids wouldnt flush the toilet. Our parents weren't very happy about that.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    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.
    That's true. In fact the whole 400 by 50 mile Central Valley would be of little use without irrigation water. That's a lot of food production, and a lot of it is in jeopardy due to lack of water.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Wow... Eight posts already and no one has blamed Obama, the democrats or the liberals for the water shortage.
    The funny thing about this statement is that the President, liberals and Democrats actually believe they CAN control the weather... some of us are more skeptical.
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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.

    Seven states running out of water
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    Seven states running out of water
    This really isn't overly surprising. Weather is cyclical. Ever read the novel Grapes of Wrath? Ever here about the depression and the dust bowl that was the American midwest?

    Only thing changing now is that charlatans and snake oil salesmen like Al Gore want to convince you and the gullible in government that they can change the weather patterns and it will only cost you every living convenience and the wealth you worked hard for and built up in support of yourself and your family.
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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    One thing we can control is population. Each person consumes X water. Cut the population, cut the consumption. As in, stop having 8 children.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Wow... Eight posts already and no one has blamed Obama, the democrats or the liberals for the water shortage.
    That's because it's my fault.

    My ex-wife trained me well... It's always my fault.

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    Re: Seven States Running Out of Water

    We have had worse droughts in the past with less population. This is a cyclical thing, and at some future time it will be even worse. more population and irrigated farm land.

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