Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 10:00 p.m. MDT
Just what would be accomplished if most of the water ran into the ocean? How
does century old decision affect next years spring runoff, which hasn't
happened yet? Aren't these just environmentalists screaming that the sky
Climate change means what? Does that include warming and cooling? Haven't
those happened since time in-memoriam? Green house gases are supposedly higher
but for several years it has been getting colder? The people that come up with
these theories are still theorizing but making lots of money making new kind of
light bulbs, cars that run on electricity which still use energy, etc. What
makes money is for people to change what they are doing so they can buy the next
supposedly "green" item to keep the manufacturers in business, in China,
that is. Vice-President Gore still buys his carbon footprint credits to fly his
private jet around the world making speeches.We need to worry about
people. Cows still burp and other processes to generate gas that smells.
People still eat meat, even though from Argentina and the southern hemisphere.
Rains still come and cause floods and the snow runoffs still occur bringing
water. There are droughts but those come and go, also. The
Colorado River tributaries still bring in water and flooding. San Diego and
other California areas may not get all the water they were as they violated
their Contract with Utah.
The Colorado River outlet into the Gulf of California is now a desert that has
destroyed the delta. Environmentalists are screaming that the river is falling,
not the sky. The Las Vegas answer is to put another access pipe into Lake Mead
at a lower level. As Will Rogers noted about land, no one is making more water.
We had best use our water more intelligently.
these comments make me wonder if these people read this newspaper. last year was
the warmest. not colder. this year is colder but not more water. las vegas wants
more water and produces little return for the use of water no food is grown, the
power plant on the green will slow the flow to the colorado. the river is drying
from the end up how far up do we let it dry? also the nuc plant will create more
national debt. they get funding from the government and private, but few have
paid for themselves and then billions of clean up after they close because they
all will be closed. they wear out. and before you label me listen to this water
power in our cayons is always a possibility. so the rivers would have to have
construction in them. sacrifices need to be made. yellowstone is a great steam
power plant waitng to be tapped. utah is windy and we already pump water from
wells with wind power a very cheap and old tech.
To "toosmartforyou" unfortunately it is only those who oppose liberal
doctrine that can say that the "the sky is falling". When liberals and
their environmentalist conspirators say things like this, it is a matter of fact
that must be accepted without question.
In the meantime, a proposal to extend a large volume pipeline from Lake Powell
to St. George, Utah is still alive and rattling around somewhere. One Utah
legislator was quoted as saying something like, "We can't let all the
water that has been allocated to Utah get away from us."Many
years ago, I was told that on any given summer day, six inches of water per day
is evaporated from the surfaces of both Lake Powell and Lake Mead (and the other
lakes below Mead). Evaporation loss from Lake Powell alone was supposedly enough
to quench the daily thirst of the Los Angeles basin. (I admit, I've never
tried to verify that. But it sounds logical.) Down where what little is left of
the Colorado as it crosses into Mexico, the water has become quite saline due to
evaporation upstream. When I've visited Yuma, I've seen reports in
local papers expressing concern that the increased salinity is harming crops
down there.When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it
hitched to everything else in the universe.John Muir
Just what is the veracity of the authors of the report? What is their agenda?
Who are they? What authority do they have? Who funds them, and what is their
funders' agenda?Too much unknown about those who produced the
report for me to get too excited about it.
Same old same old from activists. Pie in the sky proposals that are really just
red herrings. Their agenda is to limit development and population growth.
Let's use the Colorado and our other waters wisely, but let's use
them. Someone else will if we don't.
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