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Water
« on: July 05, 2014, 04:19:25 am »
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Water being auctioned for millions of dollars in California as drought reaches extremes




The Central Valley in California is indeed drying up, but private landowners who still have leftover water reserves on their property are now looking to cash in.

A California water rush is on, as water is being auctioned for millions and aquifers are depleted
According to state records, two water districts in California are beginning to auction off their private supplies of water. The two landowners in charge have reportedly made millions off their water stashes. The Buena Vista Water Storage District has already raked in about $13.5
million from the auction of 12,000 acre-feet of water this year.

Upon hearing the news, at least 40 other land owners have begun to prepare for a massive sell-off of their surplus water storage. Drilling for water has become more important than drilling for oil, as water banks are drained at an alarming rate.

The demand for California water is at an all-time high. In the past five years, the price of water has spiked tenfold. An acre-foot of water can now go for $2,200 in drought-stricken regions. As the aquifers are depleted to the highest bidder, it's only a matter of time before the less fortunate are put at the mercy of those who have a hand on the water tap.
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http://www.naturalnews.com/045857_water_extreme_drought_California.html

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Re: Water
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 06:15:53 pm »
NBC News...local story......


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The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis

Editor's note: This story is one in a series on a crisis in America's Breadbasket –the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer and its effects on a region that helps feed the world.

VEGA, Texas–While a high-pitched wind rattles the windows, and assaults a flapping, fraying American flag in the front yard, Lucas Spinhirne knows he’s staring into an abyss that many in Texas—and across the world—may be forced to contemplate.........


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/last-drop-americas-breadbasket-faces-dire-water-crisis-n146836

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Re: Water
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 05:50:19 pm »
Some states ban the collecting of rainwater.
They WANT you to be entirely dependent on the municipal system.
They WANT you to pay for things which should be in the public domain.
They WANT you to break the law so they can deny you of your rights, most importantly the right to VOTE, even though your vote is basically meaningless in our current oligarchy government.

All for a God Almighty Dollar.

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Re: Water
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 08:29:51 pm »
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Lake Mead Shrivels to Historic Low Level. In Just Two Years, the Change is Dramatic Enough to be Visible from Space.......


http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2014/07/11/lake-mead-shrivels-historic-low-change-visible-space/#.U8COTSiynuo

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Not that it was any surprise, but thanks to continuing drought, Arizona’s Lake Mead is projected to shrivel this week to its lowest level since it first filled behind Hoover Dam in the 1930s.

All told, 40 million people in seven states depend on water from the Colorado River Basin. Lake Mead is the giant hydrological savings bank that supplies water to the three lower basin states: Arizona, Nevada and California.
The past 30 years comprise the driest such period in a record that extends back to 1906. And there is evidence from tree rings and other sources that what’s being seen in the Colorado River Basin is even more unusual than that. The current drought is going on 14 years now. And as Matt Jenkins has reported in High Country News:

    When matched up against every other 14-year period since 762 A.D., it falls in the driest 2 percent of all those periods.

That would make what we’ve been seeing one of the worst droughts in 1,200 years.
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Re: Water
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 12:01:04 am »
When I was commuting through Las Vegas in the early ‘90s while I was working with the Nevada Test Site, most developments, golf courses, etc. there had an artificial lake fed by water from Mead.   The University of Nevada promised to find groundwater they were never able to deliver.
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Re: Water
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 12:06:04 pm »
I realize this May sound nuts and it would be an engineering nightmare but why not build lift stations and pump water from the Midwest when they flood. I know the elevation differences. I understand it would be a monumental undertaking but so it millions running out of water. Lakes along the way could be holding tanks. Imagine Our lake at FULL instead of 42ft. Or 20ft like it was before the rain. Hell millions of Americans need jobs! How about we redirect the Billions in welfare to Jobs for the Jobless!!!