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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 20 2011 11:11 p.m. MST

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Vince
the boonies, mexico

Your kidding-water being released from Bear Lake? Why not wait until you see this winters snowpack in a month or two before just releasing water? Where and to whom is the water going? Down in So. Utah this spring water was being released from the quail creek resevoir from march until I don't know when(I left the area in latter May)and I mean 24/7 a full pipe into the Virgin river. No irrigating was going on to speak of, so my guess it was for sin city and Lake Mead. Right now that same resevoir is only at about 25% capacity. Where's the water? A selling point for the Lake Powell pipe line I suppose. Crooked politics never cease to amaze! Now tell us conservancy district that we are running out of water!

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Water outlook promising despite below average snowfall' - Article

Below average snowfall?

Why is that?

I thought 'man cannot affect his/her enviorment?'

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

@Pagan: Come now. There are wet years and there are dry years. The climate goes through natural cycles and we have very little evidence to suggest man is effecting it at all.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'The climate goes through natural cycles and we have very little evidence to suggest man is effecting it at all.' - DeltaFoxtrot | 11:50 a.m. Dec. 21, 2011

Reply fact:

*'It's so hot, our roads are melting!' - 07/08/11 - Guymon Daily Herald

'Streets which were seal-coated last summer are now seeping tar thanks to the mixture used last year and excessive heat this summer.'

*Power still out for millions after historic storm MSNBC 10/31/11

*High winds whip up waves in Chicago Msnbc 10/19/11

25-foot breakers forecast; windows blown out of building

*Fires kill 4, destroy 1,000 homes by Jim Vertuno & Michael Graczyk AP Published by Dsnews 09/06/11

...

I guess...

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Pagan
I find that one of the things that causes people to think global warming is false... is that some who think man-made climate change is occurring overstate the effects and act as if every subtle nuance of every single weather pattern, no matter what it is, was only that way because of the influence of man. That just isn't the case. Global warming does not cause the split-flow pattern in the jetstream we've had be the dominant pattern the past few weeks which resulted in the lower snow totals as storms are pasisng north and south.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'...every subtle nuance of every single weather pattern, no matter what it is, was only that way because of the influence of man. That just isn't the case.' - atl134 | 2:32 p.m. Dec. 21, 2011

Oh.

Well.

Since that's settled. :)

*Perry expresses doubts on manmade global warming By Steve Peoples AP Published by DSNews 08/17/11

And yet, not four months later:

*'Few Scientists Would Back Up Perrys Global Warming Claims Deseret News - 12/16/11

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Last Christmas I went snow shoeing above Tibble Fork Res in American Fork canyon. My guess is there was around 36" of snow at the base of the trail. This year there is dirt. If we don't get several BIG storms soon that water supply is going to be sucked dry in a hurry come spring and summer.

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

@Patriot: Who is to say we won't get some big storms in January, February or March? It is logical to assume we are going to hit average snowfall numbers by the time winter is over.. a dry November and December just mean more frequent storms later. Even if we don't hit the number, who is to say spring won't be unusually wet like it was last year? People get all wound up thinking it is the end of the world over nothing. Nature has been doing its thing for millennia, no reason to assume it will stop working now.

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