Lake mead water level at an all-time low

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Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by dlandersson » Wed May 06, 2015 7:44 am

Lake Mead water level at an all-time low :?

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpo ... i=17506294

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:49 pm

meanwhile in Puerto Rico (3,291 away from Nevada)
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we have the same problem
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this is a video from last year crisis
http://embed.video.gfrmedia.com/primera ... 59341.html

Hurricane season is upon us right know... so maybe in a few more weeks the lake will fill up ( hope :? )

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by March » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:30 pm

Same thing in Iowa. I didn't even bother to launch. The local lake is so low, that the area where I used to dinghy to the boat is ankle-deep, or worse. Forget about pulling to the shore--unless you have wheels.
Putter around the boat for the past couple of weeks--rebuilt a folding table, installed a new Garmin... but I'd much rather be on the water

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by Catigale » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:21 am

We don't call our area the Great Lakes for nothing...I'll be Harpooning some stress off my work week this weekend..

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by dlandersson » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:35 am

It's up again a foot from last year. That's a LOT of fresh water. A big percentage of the fresh water on the planet. Only Baikal has more. 8)
Catigale wrote:We don't call our area the Great Lakes for nothing...I'll be Harpooning some stress off my work week this weekend..

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:54 am

dlandersson wrote:It's up again a foot from last year. That's a LOT of fresh water. A big percentage of the fresh water on the planet. Only Baikal has more. 8)
Catigale wrote:We don't call our area the Great Lakes for nothing...I'll be Harpooning some stress off my work week this weekend..
And it's a little more than a mile deep at its deepest. :o

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by grady » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:06 am

Wish we could send some water your way. All the lakes here in Dallas are FULL now. The lake I sail at most of the time went up around 10ft in less than a month.

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by Freedom77 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:14 am

Lived in Boulder City for 46 years. In 1982 the Lake Mead topped the spillway for the second time since the dam was completed. Now there is dry land that hasn't been seen in 50 years. The launch ramps are being extended at this time in anticipation that the water level will rise?? Meanwhile the County is allowing thousands of homes to be built in the Las Vegas Valley. Common sense is not so common. Fair Winds and Full Sails...

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Post by kevinnem » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:09 am

I live in Calgary, and sail at ghost lake -- we had a flood a few years ago and now everyone is paranoid.. so they dropped the reservoir level so low it is unusable. they say we might be able to use it in august... great 2 months of sailing, one of them in cool weather. boo.

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:16 am

TaZ-n-Izzy wrote:meanwhile in Puerto Rico (3,291 away from Nevada)
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we have the same problem
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this is a video from last year crisis
http://embed.video.gfrmedia.com/primera ... 59341.html

Hurricane season is upon us right know... so maybe in a few more weeks the lake will fill up ( hope :? )
-=uPDATE=-
yesterday view :cry: :? :|
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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by Spector » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:00 am

These images are pretty cool but scary in the implications

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/1 ... 43534.html

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by dlandersson » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:23 pm

Reminds me of the Oklahoma "dust bowel". The first 4 expeditions to California starved to death. :wink:

The latter 1/2 of the 20th century pretty much "raped" the aquifers, etc. What's going on is simply not sustainable. :?
Spector wrote:These images are pretty cool but scary in the implications

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/1 ... 43534.html

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by Steve K » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:12 pm

Hi all,

And yet, just down river, Lake Havasu never changes more than about 6 inches. In fact, most of the lakes on the Colorado I've seen haven't changed very much, except Mead. So, what's up with that :?:

Meanwhile here in California, Guess when the last time in recent history we were having the "WORST DROUGHT IN HISTORY!".....................
Well, that would be 30 some years ago when we had the same governor as we do now. Didn't think he would ever get elected again, but people forget.

California has been dumping all kinds of water, not storing it but letting in run to the sea. Anyone heard of the Delta Smelt? Well we are letting the grass die here for the sake of a minnow's habitat :? I think it's more political in nature. Just imagine if you have power to turn off the water in the CA. central valley (formerly known as America's produce basket) and happen to own a large produce company in, say...... South America somewhere....... or Mexico............... :wink:

There was a plan to create a much larger system to store water in Ca. years ago. However, as work got started on this effort, "environmentalists" put pressure on state officials to stop for various reasons. Most of these were in the name of ruining the habitat of some plant or creature, or locking some poor fish between a couple dams.

So, here we are today......... I heard the governor, just a few days ago, complaining that population growth was a large reason we are running out of water here. A couple days later he was announcing that undocumented persons would now qualify for "Covered California" (Ca.'s Obama Care). That won't cause the population to grow even faster?

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:38 am

:?

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Re: Lake mead water level at an all-time low

Post by Catigale » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:43 am

Simple immigration policy cure..

" how much water do you have today?"

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