This is wonderful news. I still think there needs to be plans for future
droughts. Hopefully, the Bureau of Water Reclaimation and residents have
learned conservation from this drought. I would be even better if both Lakes
Powell and Mead could be filled closer to capacity. Yes, populations in the
upper and lower Colorado Basin are expanding so we may not see the two lakes
filled again. However, that does not give us a license to waste a precious
resource. The word conservative and conservation are from the same Latin root
conserver "to keep, guard, preserve". Let's hope the political
conservatives live up their name and continue to preserve this life blood of the
Keep in mind that none of the experts predicted we would receive this much
precipitation last October before the winter started. Last fall the Governor
declared a drought emergency and water managers predicted it would take years to
recover.Everyone should Google the news stories about the drought
from last fall. The pervasive Doom and Gloom subtext in all these articles is
hilarious when compared to the current situation. It also provides an excellent
example of just how little we know about earth's climate.
"...because as we know the weather goes in cycles."Do tell!
Please elaborate the specific "cycles" in which the weather operates."'Climate change', not a fact."Your
opinion: not even close to a fact.
It would take a lot of winters like this past winter to fill Lake Powell.
However, this could happen because as we know the weather goes in cycles.Now it's possible Lake Powell might never reach capacity again but
that's not because of "climate change". It's because there
are a lot more people living in the west and using the water than there was 30
years ago. That's just a fact. "Climate change", not a fact.That doesn't mean we don't need to conserve water though. The
water will come with the weather cycles. There are just more people using it
now than ever before.
It's nice to see an article about weather without someone trying to distort
it into climate.
With the temperatures being well below normal for so long, the chances of
flooding is minimal.
I am glad the snow pack is above average. what I would like to know is
what percentage of full capacity will this snowpack mean to Lake Powell and Lake
I sometimes wonder if news people see it as their job to find the cloud in every