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Las Vegas Running Out Of Water
Brietbart ^ | June 30, 2014 | William Bigelow

Posted on 06/30/2014 6:36:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer

If you like taking a shower every day, don’t move to Las Vegas. The city is beginning to run out of water because Lake Mead is well below half-full and drying up, according to the UK Telegraph.

The area has faced a drought for the last 14 years, and despite the presence of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. and the supplier of 90% of the city’s water, the future looks bleak.

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Move to where the water is!

But seriously, I have a solution. Bring in hundreds of thousands of immigrants from tropical areas with plenty of water, so they can live here and use our water in a drought.

1 posted on 06/30/2014 6:36:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Build a couple of desalization plants as the Israelis have and pump the water via pipeline to Nevada.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 6:40:59 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Vince Ferrer

Lake Mead is indeed looking grim.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 6:42:21 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Tens of millions enter illegally, as the government escorts freight train loads more in.

They all consume water and energy, but all Americans needs to cut back more and more and save our precious water....Government sponsored national suicide...


4 posted on 06/30/2014 6:42:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Maine Mariner
Build a couple of desalization plants as the Israelis have and pump the water via pipeline to Nevada.

A pipeline isn't necessary, just have Los Angeles, which owns a lot of water rights on the colorado, build a desalination plant, and sell some water rights upstream to Las Vegas. Las Vegas would get an extra allotment at Lake Mead, no actual water transport would be necessary. That is, if there is water in Lake Mead.

5 posted on 06/30/2014 6:44:36 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Here is an idea... do what Texas does.... build a lake


6 posted on 06/30/2014 6:44:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Vince Ferrer
"The Las Vegas Strip has seen the problem and acted accordingly... and restaurants only serve water upon request."

Problem solved.

7 posted on 06/30/2014 6:46:21 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: dragnet2
but all Americans needs to cut back more and more and save our precious water

We do need a plan for our aquifers, which we are drawing down way to fast. We could have a plan to store extra water in aquifers, and rebuild them.

8 posted on 06/30/2014 6:48:14 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

It’s Obama’s fault for turning back the rising oceans...


9 posted on 06/30/2014 6:49:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Or choose not to live in an area where “normal” is drought conditions?


10 posted on 06/30/2014 6:51:10 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Cross the Colorado River daily where I live ... it has been running above flood stage for the last several weeks. Not sure what is getting siphoned off downstream but most of this water should eventually arrive in Lake Mead.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 6:51:44 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Close some golf courses.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 6:53:49 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: GeronL

They don’t have to build a lake they’ll only be dry.
Oh, I forgot there are dry lakes all over NV since the water from the last ice age dried up.
Those Native Americans were driving their SUV’s and building coal fired power generation stations all over NV for the last 10,000 years. Sheesh! It’s the Native Americans fault. /s/


13 posted on 06/30/2014 6:54:29 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Within 20 miles of where I live in Florida there are at least 3 springs pouring out I guess maybe millions of gallons of water an hour.

I wonder if some of that could be tapped and sent by pipeline to areas which need it.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 6:54:48 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Too much money is needed for subsiding millions of illegals and their prenatal care...Plus any water saved needs go to the endangered blowfish.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 6:55:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Vince Ferrer
The Mississippi River is flooding right now. It's been raining like crazy. The ground is saturated so the water runs off on the streets and low lying areas. They are warning people about flash floods.

4th of July events and locations are being changed.

Lots of trees down. Power outages here and there, usually get it back on fairly quickly. Now lightning must have struck the radio towers so I can't listen to my programs. Hope my power stays on. If it does, I'll go to bed and listen to the thunder. Last night the cat got so scared he came and jumped up on my bed, like it's safer. It's antique iron.

It's supposed to be over by tomorrow and following days, cooler.

16 posted on 06/30/2014 7:01:10 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Gene Eric

The population of Las Vegas has more than doubled since 1990. At about 600,000 it’s not really huge, but as Sam K. said, “You’re living in a DESSSSERRRRRRTTTTT !!!!!”


17 posted on 06/30/2014 7:05:32 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Big Horn
Close some golf courses.

Any more comments like that and you'll be facing an IRS audit, my FRiend. BamBam likes him some golf.

18 posted on 06/30/2014 7:06:00 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: GeronL

Here is an idea... do what Texas does.... build a lake


They already did that. It’s called Lake Mead.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 7:06:41 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

LOL


20 posted on 06/30/2014 7:12:21 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Vince Ferrer

You want water?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewziegler/great-lakes-facts-that-will-blow-your-mind


21 posted on 06/30/2014 7:13:11 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I wonder if Obama would okay a fresh water pipeline delivering water from the fresh water lakes of Northern Canada? Nah...it might disrupt the migration of the caribou and destroy some geese habitat.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 7:14:04 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: gasport

36. Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run at Hanlan’s Point Stadium in Toronto. It landed in Lake Ontario and is believed to still be there.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 7:14:32 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Jay Redhawk
I wonder if Obama would okay a fresh water pipeline delivering water from the fresh water lakes of Northern Canada? Nah...it might disrupt the migration of the caribou and destroy some geese habitat.

I have heard of one plan to bring water all the way from Alaska, through Canada, down through Idaho and into the area between the Sierra and the Rockies. I don't think it would ever be approved for environmental reasons, even though it is just moving water around.

24 posted on 06/30/2014 7:17:15 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Harry Reid’s fault ........


25 posted on 06/30/2014 7:18:47 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Big Horn

And stop spouting water into the air from all those water works at the casinos.


26 posted on 06/30/2014 7:19:04 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Vince Ferrer

This must be true. I can’t ever drinking water when I was in Vegas.


27 posted on 06/30/2014 7:19:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: dragnet2

LOL!


28 posted on 06/30/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
the future looks bleak

Not because we can't fix it, but because we aren't allowed to.

29 posted on 06/30/2014 7:20:59 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Maine Mariner

“Build a couple of desalization plants as the Israelis have and pump the water via pipeline to Nevada.”

From Israel? I say, let the pump run dry.


30 posted on 06/30/2014 7:22:14 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: laplata

They might need another one. lol


31 posted on 06/30/2014 7:22:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Vince Ferrer

They still fill their 30,000 gallon swimming pools.


32 posted on 06/30/2014 7:23:28 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Big Horn

“Close some golf courses.”

Barry would object.


33 posted on 06/30/2014 7:25:18 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

No in California.


34 posted on 06/30/2014 7:26:05 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner
Build a couple of desalization plants

Can't do that. It might scare the dolphins, or hurt the sea urchins or something.

35 posted on 06/30/2014 7:28:55 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Vince Ferrer

There are several plans I have seen to do that. One plan was to bring water down for irrigation on the Great Plains. The plan you are speaking about, I believe, was to deliver water to cities in the west, but was also considered far more expensive. I agree it could be done, but the environmental wackos would stop it like they have Keystone. I lived in Cushing, OK for several years, which calls itself the pipeline crossroads of America, and you can’t even tell there are a dozen or so pipelines going there to the tank farms. These lines are six or more feet deep and the vegetation covers their trail pretty quickly.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 7:29:14 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Let's see ... you build a completely phony city of plastic, lurid attractions in the middle of a desert so the Mob has some place to launder its money. You suck in a bunch of rubes who pretend they are livin' large with the high-rollers, so money flows like cheap booze. The city grows, so you create "attractions" like fountains, water parks, lagoons -- all in the middle of a desert.

Then you wonder why you're running out of water?

Frankly, if that blister on Satan's buttocks dried up and blew away entirely, I wouldn't miss it.

37 posted on 06/30/2014 7:29:29 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Vince Ferrer

38 posted on 06/30/2014 7:30:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Cementjungle

Yes of course so no water for Vegas.


39 posted on 06/30/2014 7:30:11 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: dr_lew

Ha! But it’s truly a beautiful desert!


40 posted on 06/30/2014 7:30:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

“This must be true. I can’t ever drinking water when I was in Vegas.”

In Las Vegas the water comes form Kentucky or Scotland.


41 posted on 06/30/2014 7:30:42 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Maine Mariner

Sorry, I should have included the /s to my comment.


42 posted on 06/30/2014 7:33:15 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: IronJack

I agree that Las Vegas isn’t terribly necessary. If they can’t pay for a solution, moving and letting the city dry up might be the best solution. They can all move to Detroit, where there is water, is sitting next to a lake, but oddly enough, the current residents can’t afford water either.


43 posted on 06/30/2014 7:35:46 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Was that picture taken today?

It sure did dry up fast.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 7:36:42 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

No, its from the movie Resident Evil: Extinction


45 posted on 06/30/2014 7:40:32 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Darn! I thought maybe I could go out there and dig for gold under those ruins. Of course I would have to bring all the cokes I could drink.


46 posted on 06/30/2014 7:44:06 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Maine Mariner

“Build a couple of desalization plants as the Israelis have and pump the water via pipeline to Nevada.”

If you do that and plant trees , the trees will suck up all the CO2 which would stop global warming.


47 posted on 06/30/2014 7:52:08 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (For FR Lexicon page. BTR - Bounce the Rubble.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
I have a solution. Bring in hundreds of thousands of immigrants from tropical areas with plenty of water, so they can live here and use our water in a drought.

They could form a bucket brigade!

48 posted on 06/30/2014 7:54:02 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Vince Ferrer

Hey, Reid sold the water to the Chinese.


49 posted on 06/30/2014 7:56:06 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Vince Ferrer

Popular Science has an article about a new water intake being installed in Lake Mead.


50 posted on 06/30/2014 7:57:24 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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