Just like saying the mussels were a mid-West problem, they'll never reach the Southwest. SMHMy understanding is that they are installing huge UV light systems on the Glen Canyon dam generators/intakes to keep the turbines mussel free (I have not heard a recent update on this in the past year so I can't vouch that the project is still in motion). I presume they will do the same at the intake for this pipeline. But as Dave and others have said, I have to laugh at the whole premise of intentionally pumping infested Lake Powell water to a non-infested lake - Sand Hollow! Sometimes you just have to say huuuummmmmm......
Actually, I think it's a people distribution issue. Thru out history, humans have traveled to where the resources are. They didn't move the lake to the desert to suite their population needs.There is no "world wide" fresh water shortage.
All we have is a distribution issue!
Exactly. To get a good sense of of what natural human habitat would be if we didn’t have the ability to create artificial environments, just look to a habitat map of our close cousins the great apes—gorillas, chimps and orangutans. We are built for warmer equatorial regions with access to fresh water, abundant plant materials, including trees and savannah grasslands, and small game. But as it turns out, we became excellent tool makers and improvisers, and thus figured out a way to extend our reach in the short-term (from an earth history perspective) at the expense of other flora/fauna native habitat and through resource redistribution on a grand scale...Actually, I think it's a people distribution issue. Thru out history, humans have traveled to where the resources are. They didn't move the lake to the desert to suite their population needs.
We did move the water and we have not managed the use of the water. The California Desert had plenty of ground water in the 1890's, not now we have abused it. Water will soon be the new Gold.Actually, I think it's a people distribution issue. Thru out history, humans have traveled to where the resources are. They didn't move the lake to the desert to suite their population needs.
Like I said, people distribution problem. California has too many of them. lol. Back thru the centuries, the current situation would warrant it to be time to migrate.We did move the water and we have not managed the use of the water. The California Desert had plenty of ground water in the 1890's, not now we have abused it. Water will soon be the new Gold.
How do they think they can get water when there are many more allocated water rights than there is yearly water runoff.Speak now or forever hold your peace. Link to an article on KSL.COM:
The public comment period regarding a water pipeline project in southern Utah is now open, as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation prepares an Environmental Impact Statement regarding the project.www.ksl.com
You can not use more water than the river produces. There already more decreed water rights than water available.. Calif has used more water than they are decreed for decades than they have rights for, This is why Lake Mead and Lake Powell are both so low now. The water rights are federally protected so they have some protections from greed.Water is a commodity, just like natural gas and oil. It has a highest and best use. Should someone be able to take oil from the ground in Texas and send it New York? Of course. Then why not send water from Colorado to California? For water, often the most economically productive use is not its current use. Not rooting for the pipeline, just jotting down questions popping into the ol noggin.
I'm in Phoenix now and somebody told me there was 5,000 a day moving in, sounds a little high to me.Everywhere, just drove thru AZ, couldn't believe how fast the expansion of the Pheonix/Prescott area as come. Where is all the water coming from to support all these new homes and people