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Seven States sign landmark Colorado River deal at Hoover Dam

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, May 21, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

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    States sign short-term Colorado River drought plan, but global warming looms over long-term solutions

    The main issue at hand is drought, which has been a long-term malady. They got some relief this past winter with heavier snows than average, but the water levels of Lake Mead are getting low. The arid, desert climate of the Southwest isn't really meant to support such large populations.
     
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  2. Terry Sampson

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    Can we give Arizona back to Mexico?
     
  3. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    How much did they agree to leave for the sea life in the Gulf of California and the people who depend on it?
    Little? Or nothing?
    Tom
     
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    As I was blasting up i5 on my trusty motorcycle through the San Joaquin there were billboards asking for more dams. So my guess to your question is that the sea life and people who depend on it were deemed freeloaders and should give the folks further up river water. I live in Oregon and there was a proposal to divert water from the Columbia to California. Hahahahahaha a$$holes.that obviously went no where fast.
     
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    Maybe we should be more careful how we use water? E.g., do we really need Kentucky bluegrass lawns in Las Vegas?
     
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    So they can give it back to the Navajo, Yaqui etc?
     
  7. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Or swimming pools, meat factories, hotel fountains, etc?
    Why do so many Americans feel entitled to wastage?
    Tom
     
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  8. Audie

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    In Seattle they do not bother with fountains, as
    in that soggy place, it is not showing off to
    shoot water into the sky.
     
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  9. Audie

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    When Europeans found the Americas, they acted
    like the proverbial weasel in the henhouse.

    I wonder if the paleoindians didnt do the same
    thing, when they found two continents full of
    animals with no fear of people.
     
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    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Where I live, there's no shortage of water either.

    Kinda the opposite. The draining and channelling of ancient flood plains and building on those plains, has resulted in having what used to be called a "500 year flood" every 10 years or so.
    Tom
     
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    Shame on me. Let the Native Americans have it again.
     
  12. Audie

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    But which ones? They kept taking it away from eachother.
     
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  13. Terry Sampson

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    Not my fight. Mark the stateline boundaries and let the tribes fight it out.
     
  14. Stevicus

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    Why just Arizona? Why not include California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas?
     
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    I don't know, but I recall a documentary about the Colorado in which they showed just how much is actually left by the time it reaches the Gulf of California. It's not even a real river by that point.
     
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