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Old 02-04-2014, 02:23 PM   #11
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Cd$ will only get you the dirty snow, clean snow has to be paid in US$. Just came in from cleaning off BlackJack, I feel 100 lbs lighter…….
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:36 PM   #12
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Cd$ will only get you the dirty snow, clean snow has to be paid in US$. Just came in from cleaning off BlackJack, I feel 100 lbs lighter…….


Our snow is pristine ........ Are you trying to start a bidding war ?
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:38 PM   #13
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Some of you may laugh, or think I'm smoking wacky weed. But if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we develop a pipeline pumping system across the continent to transfer excess water/snow runoff to places that need it? Some of the problem may be due to extreme environmentalists, some to costs. But, if this task were undertaken, like the interstate highway project was, it would put people to work, cut insurance costs/damages from flooding, increase food production by reducing flooding/drought. Heck, for the most part pipes could run in the grassy sections between the roadways on the interstates. When flooding is forecast for areas, gates to pipelines on the rivers could be opened to pump excess water to a reservoir or area that can accept the overflow.

Just to keep this topic in the arena of camping...this solution would provide water to help campgrounds keep fire risks to levels other than HIGH or EXTREME.

Ok, I've stashed the soapbox back under the trailer.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:48 PM   #14
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A week ago Sunday we were sending our pristine snow south to ND and MN from our home here on the border, a wicked wind, I29 and MB75 both shut down. The only problem with us sending it south is that it will melt and rise the north flowing Red River to higher levels.

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It is still just early February, and I know around here March is the month with the heaviest snowfall. Still more winter to enjoy, just need some more spare time to do it in.
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Jim, you have such a good attitude. This last snowstorm has been particularly beautiful. The trees are laden with snow which makes them pretty, but also gets me a little nervous about next year when there is a trailer in the driveway.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:28 PM   #17
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Some of you may laugh, or think I'm smoking wacky weed. But if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we develop a pipeline pumping system across the continent to transfer excess water/snow runoff to places that need it? Some of the problem may be due to extreme environmentalists, some to costs. But, if this task were undertaken, like the interstate highway project was, it would put people to work, cut insurance costs/damages from flooding, increase food production by reducing flooding/drought. Heck, for the most part pipes could run in the grassy sections between the roadways on the interstates. When flooding is forecast for areas, gates to pipelines on the rivers could be opened to pump excess water to a reservoir or area that can accept the overflow.

Just to keep this topic in the arena of camping...this solution would provide water to help campgrounds keep fire risks to levels other than HIGH or EXTREME.

Ok, I've stashed the soapbox back under the trailer.
I've often wondered the same... However, I had been thinking of Oregon/ Washington water (Columbia River). My Oregon daughter tells me they are way down in rainfall as well.
I also think that solar powered desalination of sea water at some point might be utilized as well.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:36 PM   #18
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No snow here

As a skier up here in Canada whose local mountain resort is closed for lack of snow, I wish our yard looked like Jim's. Unfortunately, instead of snow in our garden, we've got snowdrops in bloom.
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A week ago Sunday we were sending our pristine snow south to ND and MN from our home here on the border, a wicked wind, I29 and MB75 both shut down. The only problem with us sending it south is that it will melt and rise the north flowing Red River to higher levels.

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We've got plenty of it here in Wisconsin. Even with snowshoes it is tough going out there until we get a trail made -- then it snows another 6" on it again.... Luckily Blue is safely tucked away in the shed you can almost see in the second picture.
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