Feds warn of early end to Rio Grande irrigation

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Elephant Butte New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Federal water managers are warning that the irrigation season for farmers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley will soon be over.
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mimi

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Aren't we happy that the FEDS can warn us of everything.

We are so glad that when we were in first grade, and we learned how to spell and read a word, it meant that we had lost our freedom.

We no longer plop the bullheads into our bucket along the creek, but rather we merely meekly seek the permission of our betters to raise our brows just enough to look upon the sun rays through the boughs.

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Aren't we happy that the FEDS can warn us of everything.
We are so glad that when we were in first grade, and we learned how to spell and read a word, it meant that we had lost our freedom.
We no longer plop the bullheads into our bucket along the creek, but rather we merely meekly seek the permission of our betters to raise our brows just enough to look upon the sun rays through the boughs.
Well, you have my permission to look up at the sun rays through the boughs, but better use sunglasses, or you could develop cataracts.
You are at times so cynical! I look at everything around me, listen to the sounds of the birds, and the crickets, early in the mornings. It is a beautiful sound, and the day, although still dark is so serene. Why don't you give it a try? It may change your outlook on life!
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mimi wrote:
Aren't we happy that the FEDS can warn us of everything.
We are so glad that when we were in first grade, and we learned how to spell and read a word, it meant that we had lost our freedom.
We no longer plop the bullheads into our bucket along the creek, but rather we merely meekly seek the permission of our betters to raise our brows just enough to look upon the sun rays through the boughs.

Knock me over with a feather. A drought well across this country and we have exceptionally low lake levels. Who could have guessed, except those who try and look out for your well being. How do you think the underground aquifers are recharged? Oh, I know your answer CORNDOGZ just twist the faucet open. Someday you will hear just gurgle if drastic conservation measures are not imposed.

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Knock me over with a feather. A drought well across this country and we have exceptionally low lake levels. Who could have guessed, except those who try and look out for your well being. How do you think the underground aquifers are recharged? Oh, I know your answer CORNDOGZ just twist the faucet open. Someday you will hear just gurgle if drastic conservation measures are not imposed.
They don't believe in conservation, or that we destroying the earth. One day, too late they will realize that WE were right, and they should have listened.
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<quoted text>They don't believe in conservation, or that we destroying the earth. One day, too late they will realize that WE were right, and they should have listened.
It's beyond me as long as the drought has lasted, fresh drinking water is still available. We have restrictions in place, but not near enough. This is with our local lakes full.I hope your state took steps years ago with the strictest conservation efforts.

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IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
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Knock me over with a feather. A drought well across this country and we have exceptionally low lake levels. Who could have guessed, except those who try and look out for your well being. How do you think the underground aquifers are recharged? Oh, I know your answer CORNDOGZ just twist the faucet open. Someday you will hear just gurgle if drastic conservation measures are not imposed.
What a dunce you are. I probably use less water per month than you, and I get a conservation discount each month too. I'm doing my part but unlike you I'm not into golden showers. You're still huffing those chemtrails it seems.

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IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> It's beyond me as long as the drought has lasted, fresh drinking water is still available. We have restrictions in place, but not near enough. This is with our local lakes full.I hope your state took steps years ago with the strictest conservation efforts.
I drive all over Albuquerque, and I see businesses watering the "streets", in the middle of the day. We are supposed to water according to the 'numbers'. Which means 3 X a week during the hottest months. Unfortunately there are a lot of people who don't believe that there is a drought. A lot of these people come from states where water is abundant, not in NM.
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What a dunce you are. I probably use less water per month than you, and I get a conservation discount each month too. I'm doing my part but unlike you I'm not into golden showers. You're still huffing those chemtrails it seems.
I'm proud that you have taken steps to save water, but I imagine you can so much more. Consider rain barrels to catch rainfall from the roof, xeriscape, including tress that can adapt to a hot-dry desert, buffalo grass as we'll, low flow showers, low flush toilets, and when you brush and shave don't let the water run down the sink.

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<quoted text> I'm proud that you have taken steps to save water, but I imagine you can so much more. Consider rain barrels to catch rainfall from the roof, xeriscape, including tress that can adapt to a hot-dry desert, buffalo grass as we'll, low flow showers, low flush toilets, and when you brush and shave don't let the water run down the sink.
WTF over:
1). we're in a drought here, very little rain so purchasing rain barrels to catch non existent rain is a lesson in futility. Any rain we get is soaked up by my yard and I water less when that occurs.
2). my entire back yard except for three Euonymus shrubs and two small lilac bushes is xeriscaped. Those bushes don't get watered.
3). my small front lawn in Abq-mix, one of the low water need lawns, and it only gets watered once a week in summer, and that for <30 min total. The Photinia hedge gets no special water of its own either.
4). we have a low flow toilet (plus yellow is mellow, brown goes down) and a low flow shower head, and I shave with an electric razor.

Seems we are not allowed to let bath water nor washer water go directly onto our lawns, environmental zealots at work. If I could, I would instead of sending it into the sewer.
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WTF over:
1). we're in a drought here, very little rain so purchasing rain barrels to catch non existent rain is a lesson in futility. Any rain we get is soaked up by my yard and I water less when that occurs.
2). my entire back yard except for three Euonymus shrubs and two small lilac bushes is xeriscaped. Those bushes don't get watered.
3). my small front lawn in Abq-mix, one of the low water need lawns, and it only gets watered once a week in summer, and that for <30 min total. The Photinia hedge gets no special water of its own either.
4). we have a low flow toilet (plus yellow is mellow, brown goes down) and a low flow shower head, and I shave with an electric razor.
Seems we are not allowed to let bath water nor washer water go directly onto our lawns, environmental zealots at work. If I could, I would instead of sending it into the sewer.
I'm happy to read about your dedicated efforts to conserve. if more would follow your lead, then we could over come the grip hold this drouht has.
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WTF over:
" We'e in a drought here, very little rain so purchasing rain barrels to catch non existent rain is a lesson in futility. Any rain we get is soaked up by my yard and I water less when that occurs."
The purpose for having a rain barrel in a dry, arid climate is to catch rain fail when it does rain. There a many attractive designs and styles to choose from. The price is from @$ 65-375.

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<quoted text> The purpose for having a rain barrel in a dry, arid climate is to catch rain fail when it does rain. There a many attractive designs and styles to choose from. The price is from @$ 65-375.
I'm not interested in catching it, I'm interested in using it before it evaporates. My lawn, veggies and few plants loves it. To hell with buying a rain barrel that'll only be used 2-3 weeks out of a year at most. That's why you channel your gutters!!
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I'm not interested in catching it, I'm interested in using it before it evaporates. My lawn, veggies and few plants loves it. To hell with buying a rain barrel that'll only be used 2-3 weeks out of a year at most. That's why you channel your gutters!!
The evaporation rate inside a rain barrel will be minimal if properly in stalled. Describe to us how the downspouts from your gutters adequately water plants away from the house. I know rain falls more than a 2-3 weeks out of 52 in ABQ.
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<quoted text>The evaporation rate inside a rain barrel will be minimal if properly in stalled. Describe to us how the downspouts from your gutters adequately water plants away from the house. I know rain falls more than a 2-3 weeks out of 52 in ABQ.
you really are clueless, it seldom rains in Albuquerque. Maybe the guys yard is sloped, ya think? Give him a break. And I agree with him, buying a rain barrel is a waste of money.

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<quoted text>The evaporation rate inside a rain barrel will be minimal if properly in stalled. Describe to us how the downspouts from your gutters adequately water plants away from the house. I know rain falls more than a 2-3 weeks out of 52 in ABQ.
I'm going to leave the gutter channeling to your imagination, its a trade secret<G>. Works like a champ too.

Come to think of it, I could use some of those little sardines for plant fertilizer in my front yard, but then the cats would be attracted there and I'd have to turn my dogs loose so they'd have some feline toys to play with. One of lifes little treasures<VBG>.
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you really are clueless, it seldom rains in Albuquerque. Maybe the guys yard is sloped, ya think? Give him a break. And I agree with him, buying a rain barrel is a waste of money.
Not at all. The avg. rainfall in ABQ is 9.47 inches. Monthly avg. ranges from .44-1.73 inches. In have no idea if he has a sloped yard. All a slope yard would do is "slope". Actually, the higher the slope, the greater chance of runoff. No breaks, including you. You agreeing with him doesn't matter to me.
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CornDogz wrote:
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I'm not interested in catching it, I'm interested in using it before it evaporates. My lawn, veggies and few plants loves it. To hell with buying a rain barrel that'll only be used 2-3 weeks out of a year at most. That's why you channel your gutters!!
I challenge you and others to provide me information of cisterns that would be applicable in the areas which you live. It should start raining in ABQ later today or tomorrow.

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<quoted text> I challenge you and others to provide me information of cisterns that would be applicable in the areas which you live. It should start raining in ABQ later today or tomorrow.
Your youth and total inexperience is showing again<G>. Nobody can put forth what you request because it doesn't exist. Cisterns in Abq are not applicable because they make no sense and have little use here.

Here's a lesson for you as it applies to averages, something you didn't pay attention to before dropping out of school & riding the short bus sonny. An average is a total divided by an amount of increments. Nothing is set in concrete, the result is an average only. You need to learn about it as well as median and mean. Maybe a tutor would help as would less chemtrail huffing on your part. You give real environmentalists a bad name there rookie.

This 9.47" is spread over the course of 12 months, 52 weeks. Many of those periods see no rainfall whatsoever, and obviously others see more than the ~average~. Half our avg rainfall comes during Jul-Aug, the other half during the remaining 10 months. End result sonny is it doesn't rain here 0.789" every month.

There is no use for a cistern during the winter, there is nothing that needs watering then for the most part. Saving any water you might get during winter would be really rancid after marinating for 6 or so months - Pew! Besides, the sewer & arroyo systems needs it as that's what ends up in the Rio and goes downstream for others use, incl farmers & TX. And it helps those little sardines survive, would you deny them what nature supplies<G>?
not your water

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check your local codes. in some areas of Colorado the municipalities have laid claim to runoff and collecting rainwater is illegal.
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http://www.naturalnews.com/029286_rainwater_c...

..... You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.....
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luckily no where in NM I'm aware of at this time.
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There is no use for a cistern during the winter, there is nothing that needs watering then for the most part. Saving any water you might get during winter would be really rancid after marinating for 6 or so months - Pew! Besides, the sewer & arroyo systems needs it as that's what ends up in the Rio and goes downstream for others use, incl farmers & TX. And it helps those little sardines survive, would you deny them what nature supplies<G>?
Cisterns have other uses besides watering plants. Ancient civilizations commonly used cisterns for thousands of years in dry and cold climates during the winter months. Have a child read to you history books so when you respond back to me you can provide facial information.

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