Feds warn of early end to Rio Grande irrigation

There are 45 comments on the Local 15 story from Jul 9, 2013, titled Feds warn of early end to Rio Grande irrigation. In it, Local 15 reports that:

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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“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#21 Jul 14, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
I'm not interested in their other uses, be it a spittoon, honey bucket, outdoor shower, storing whiskey, salting pork, planting flowers in it, a hat for your head or holding non existent rainwater. This is 2013, not 013 or 201 - welcome to the 21st century sonny.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#22 Jul 14, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not interested in their other uses, be it a spittoon, honey bucket, outdoor shower, storing whiskey, salting pork, planting flowers in it, a hat for your head or holding non existent rainwater. This is 2013, not 013 or 201 - welcome to the 21st century sonny.
Closed minded people find it difficult to place themselves in other's shoes. Suggest you listen to the ideas of all ages. Don't just focus on the 8" between the ears.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#23 Jul 14, 2013
not your water wrote:
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.
I'm not aware of this law being enforce, though it is on the law books. Has NM ever considered a rain tax?. It would be based on on sq footage a property owner has that is non pervious.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#24 Jul 14, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> Closed minded people find it difficult to place themselves in other's shoes. Suggest you listen to the ideas of all ages. Don't just focus on the 8" between the ears.
Are you hard of hearing? I have no use for one!

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#25 Jul 14, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not aware of this law being enforce, though it is on the law books. Has NM ever considered a rain tax?. It would be based on on sq footage a property owner has that is non pervious.
A rain tax, now THAT is funny. I know now you've been snorting those little white chemtrail lines on glass again - ROTFL. Yes-sir, your entertainment value just jumped up again - rain tax, too funny. And if we didn't pay it would God hit our homes w/ lightning bolts?
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#26 Jul 14, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>
A rain tax, now THAT is funny. I know now you've been snorting those little white chemtrail lines on glass again - ROTFL. Yes-sir, your entertainment value just jumped up again - rain tax, too funny. And if we didn't pay it would God hit our homes w/ lightning bolts?
A rain tax is a means to insure that homeowners and businesses own up to the pollution they generate as result of contaminated runoff.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#27 Jul 14, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> A rain tax is a means to insure that homeowners and businesses own up to the pollution they generate as result of contaminated runoff.
NOT!! It would be another liberal loon concoction designed to relieve/scam people of money they desperately need, another funding source for PORK and another tax perpetrated upon America. Are you a member of ELF? Maybe if you had a job you'd stop coming up with these cockamamie ideas and contribute to society.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#28 Jul 14, 2013
I'm serious that we protect our environment as depending on the public to do the right thing just is not going to happen. Backed by the EPA and the Obama administration, states across the country are looking into such a tax. An excellent time is to pass a bill during the closing year of an administration. NM does not want to be in a negative spotlight.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#29 Jul 15, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
I'm serious that we protect our environment as depending on the public to do the right thing just is not going to happen. Backed by the EPA and the Obama administration, states across the country are looking into such a tax. An excellent time is to pass a bill during the closing year of an administration. NM does not want to be in a negative spotlight.
Nothing wrong with protecting our environment, its how you go about it and to what extent that matter.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#30 Jul 16, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>
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!!
Hey CD, how is your conserving rainwater coming along? Are you letting all that rainfall that hits the roof run needlessly away? I see that your area has a 20% chance of rain the next few days. Rain barrels are brimming full of rainwater here. safe keeping for August.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#31 Jul 16, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> Hey CD, how is your conserving rainwater coming along? Are you letting all that rainfall that hits the roof run needlessly away? I see that your area has a 20% chance of rain the next few days. Rain barrels are brimming full of rainwater here. safe keeping for August.
I'm not conserving rainwater, don't need to, besides, we got very little at my house. My yard is soaking it all up, as I knew it would. A 20% chance of rain also means an 80% chance of no rain. Remember me schooling you on averages, do you need a lesson in percentages too? Should have graduated from school and payed attention instead of dropping out.
MR CLEAN

Oklahoma City, OK

#32 Jul 16, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not conserving rainwater, don't need to, besides, we got very little at my house. My yard is soaking it all up, as I knew it would. A 20% chance of rain also means an 80% chance of no rain. Remember me schooling you on averages, do you need a lesson in percentages too? Should have graduated from school and payed attention instead of dropping out.
Actually %s are based on the probability that your area will receive
a measurable amount of rain over a certain period of time.
homer

Espanola, NM

#33 Jul 16, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not conserving rainwater, don't need to, besides, we got very little at my house. My yard is soaking it all up, as I knew it would. A 20% chance of rain also means an 80% chance of no rain. Remember me schooling you on averages, do you need a lesson in percentages too? Should have graduated from school and payed attention instead of dropping out.
*paid.

They let you graduate?
proud latino

Fowler, CO

#34 Aug 16, 2013
The dry Rio Grande River is no joke people. Open your eyes and see why besides mother nature not doing its job. Look up SAN LUIS VALLEY irrigation wells. There are close to 9000 deep wells pumping 24-7. The aquifer is at an all time low, sucking the RG river dry. Here in the SLV the wetlands are history, our stock wells are going dry our meadows are like plowed fields. The only way you are going to get relief is to shut all these wells down. NM and Texas needs to file suit against CO Div. of water for allowing this greed to go on. We used to feed part of water from just subwater and waste water. You need to band together and call Gov. Martinez to put the pressure on Colorado,if not the MIGHTY RIO GRANDE will be a mud trail.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#35 Aug 16, 2013
proud latino wrote:
The dry Rio Grande River is no joke people. Open your eyes and see why besides mother nature not doing its job. Look up SAN LUIS VALLEY irrigation wells. There are close to 9000 deep wells pumping 24-7. The aquifer is at an all time low, sucking the RG river dry. Here in the SLV the wetlands are history, our stock wells are going dry our meadows are like plowed fields. The only way you are going to get relief is to shut all these wells down. NM and Texas needs to file suit against CO Div. of water for allowing this greed to go on. We used to feed part of water from just subwater and waste water. You need to band together and call Gov. Martinez to put the pressure on Colorado,if not the MIGHTY RIO GRANDE will be a mud trail.
I'm very sorry to read about this as with continued drought occurring in most desert areas and expanding, rivers will flow with less water, and water wells will pump dry. The . sad part about this is, many still will not get it when the shower does not flow water, They will only hear a dry sound of air.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#36 Aug 16, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> I'm very sorry to read about this as with continued drought occurring in most desert areas and expanding, rivers will flow with less water, and water wells will pump dry. The . sad part about this is, many still will not get it when the shower does not flow water, They will only hear a dry sound of air.
I suppose you are speaking of the Rio Grande portion that runs thru OKC, the one you told us all about when you first started TROLLing the Albuquerque forum - right Mr chemtrail huffer?

The only dry air around here is that which in your head, kinda like an air tunnel<snicker>.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#37 Aug 16, 2013
CornDogz wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose you are speaking of the Rio Grande portion that runs thru OKC, the one you told us all about when you first started TROLLing the Albuquerque forum - right Mr chemtrail huffer?
The only dry air around here is that which in your head, kinda like an air tunnel<snicker>.
The river that flows through Oklahoma City is the North Canadian River. However, it was name the Oklahoma River In 2004 that flows through the City. The Rio Grande does not flow through Oklahoma.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#38 Aug 16, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> I'm very sorry to read about this as with continued drought occurring in most desert areas and expanding, rivers will flow with less water, and water wells will pump dry. The . sad part about this is, many still will not get it when the shower does not flow water, They will only hear a dry sound of air.
So your theory is that, if it rains less, the rivers will flow with less water. That is brilliant, why didn't I think of that?
more subdivisions

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#39 Aug 17, 2013
the real crime is the increasing amount of new subdivisons being built in Duke City. Where is THAT water coming from?

meanwhile, other parts of the country flood and the power in charge think nothing of it.

Where the stimulus money now?..right..a dozen or so paving companies got the bulk of it to replace perfectly good asphalt..but only on preferred sections of I25

Of course when we have 400 inches of snow this year and people are dying of exposure, we'll all be crying global warming....
Kinda

Santa Fe, NM

#40 Aug 17, 2013
more subdivisions wrote:
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early to be drunk.

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