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Old 08-18-2014, 09:44 PM   #41
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Not to make light of a serious issue, but Oregon is the hottest it's been this year since the 1890s. I don't remember that time Folks I work with are $%^& and complaining, I keep reminding them the rains are coming... sideways. And my grass will look just as good as the neighbors who pay bucks to keep theirs green in the "hot." The good part is I can go camping on the weekends instead of mowing the dang lawn!
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:47 PM   #42
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From what I hear on the news, everything in California is going downhill.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:51 PM   #43
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It's cyclic and eventually the drought will end and we'll all live happily ever after.

Then we can all have a jacuzzi in our campsite.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:54 PM   #44
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The California water wars are an example of diversion of the Colorado River for LA growth as illustrated in the movie "ChinaTown". A more current reading is http://www.amazon.com/Dam-Nation-Sha.../dp/0762787627 and Cadillac Desert Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition: Marc Reisner: 9780140178241: Amazon.com: Books
Very interesting historical aspect of water and it's impact on the land west of the Mississippi.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:57 PM   #45
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California basically owns the water rights (Colorado River) coming out of Colorado's western slope. Ask the people of Colorado how they feel about cutting back on their own needs to allow downstream states like New Mexico, Arizona, and California to use it as they see fit and perhaps waste alot. It's a war on water and their blood boils.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #46
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My folks lived outside of Phoenix, AZ in the 1980s... there were canals everywhere diverting the Colorado River to AZ even then... Anyone want Oregon water? A dollar a gallon, as is, where is! Otherwise we'll dump it into the Pacific....
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BC is selling "spring" water from Hope, BC ( "live in Hope, die in despair" ) for about a nickle for 20,000 liters ( I'm just making the details up, but I'm close ). Nestle bottles it in plastic and sells it to suckers everywhere.
It's our own fault.

Under the new rules, large-scale users that have been able to use water without limits and without cost will now face annual fees and pay 85 cents for every 1,000 cubic metres of groundwater used.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #48
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Don't despair... I'm charged more to get rid of water (ground/roof run off) than it costs me to use it.
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Donna from my travels it looks like the eastern side of Oregon could use a lot more water. Maybe a big mountain tunnel with canals going east?
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The California water wars are an example of diversion of the Colorado River for LA growth as illustrated in the movie "ChinaTown". A more current reading is http://www.amazon.com/Dam-Nation-Sha.../dp/0762787627 and Cadillac Desert Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition: Marc Reisner: 9780140178241: Amazon.com: Books
Very interesting historical aspect of water and it's impact on the land west of the Mississippi.
Err- that's the Owens River/Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra in CA that Mulholland & Metropolitan Water District diverted.
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