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Posted: 07/20/21 03:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great pics, we have so much rain here in west PA there is flooding.


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Posted: 07/20/21 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This website Water Education gives a decent explanation of why the levels have dropped in recent years.

We also have to remember these are manmade structures. When the dams were built they served small cities with water by capturing the spring flow and holding it to be available later. Now they are serving many more households with water. People keep moving into areas with limited natural water flow. Regardless of the yearly variable water inflow into those reservoirs, when you get to the point of average water use being higher than the average water inflow into the reservoir, water levels will go down and stay there. Eventually the demand will be so high it will be back to the river it once was with no extra to fill the reservoir. At that point the suburbs will start to fade away because the cities will be getting all of the water. Eventually the desert will win and go back to the inhospitable place it once was.


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Posted: 07/20/21 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Exactly. The water is going to large cities and mega farm operations that continue to grow in spite of the water supply dwindling. One day like mentioned above it will return to a river and the water dependent areas will be gone. Greed will kill the goose that laid the golden egg, the lake.

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Posted: 07/20/21 08:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the new normal

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Posted: 07/20/21 08:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The inverse of 10lb in a 5lb bag...trying to take 10lb out of a 5lb bag, doesn't work so well. Eventually, they will have to back off shipping massive amounts of water and power out of an area that has been a desert long before humans arrived.

Very cool pics. Looks like the trip was a lot of fun.


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Posted: 07/20/21 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great TR, done in the old school style. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.


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Posted: 07/21/21 03:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great pictures.

Lake Powell is drying up. The bureau of reclamations expect the water level to drop another 50' this summer, and could drop 75' which would put it only a few feet above dead pool. They have already started draining Flaming Gorge, Blue Mesa and Navajo reservoirs in CO and WY in order to stop Powell going to dead pool. Both Powell and Mead will hit their lowest level ever since they were filled, this year.

How many years of drought do we need in a row to accept that this is the new normal? Maybe we should stop trying to grow alfalfa in the desert.

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