Drought record looms

Drought record looms

There are 54 comments on the El Paso Times story from May 20, 2011, titled Drought record looms. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Lower Valley farmer Kevin Ivey pulls on a broken branch of a pecan tree as he talks about the effects the drought has had on his rental land as well as on his farm.

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Juan

AOL

#1 May 21, 2011
This is WHY every few years I suggest this
and then NOTHING HAPPENS.

The US is one one country and should try and help itself with these matters by putting a large water pipeline running EAST to WEST in the central part of the US.
Water from over-flooded areas can be pumped back to areas that need water and the water can come down the Rio Grande and other rivers that flow South.
Right now there is flooding on the Mississippi and water could be picked up there and pumped WEST into rivers that flow south from Kansas, Colorado and Utah.

Water is as necessary as oil and we have oil pipelines that criss cross the nation.
We should have large water pipes that can carry water either direction when needed.
EPTman

El Paso, TX

#2 May 21, 2011
We lost thousands of desert plants this year because of the freeze, hopefully less water spent and more saved as a result.
half full

United States

#3 May 21, 2011
i live in the lower valley. i'm not happy about this drought, but i sure am enjoying not having mosquitoes around in the evenings.
half empty

United States

#4 May 21, 2011
just some quick math:

7.48 gallons in a cubic foot.
43,560 cubic feet in an acre (foot).
325,828 gallons in an acre foot.
1,303,312 gallons in four acre feet.

multiply that by how many acres a farmer irrigates, wow!
curious

El Paso, TX

#5 May 21, 2011
Reckless Times, why aren't you reporting the rapist gas stations with their high prices even though the price of a barrel of oil has dropped 10% for more than a week now.

“Anti-social Socialist..”

Since: Apr 08

Pie Town, New Mexico

#6 May 21, 2011
EPTman wrote:
We lost thousands of desert plants this year because of the freeze, hopefully less water spent and more saved as a result.
Don't count on it. People are flocking to local nurseries in droves and buying replacement plants and trees. They will use a lot more water on the young vegetation.
REDNECK

Arkadelphia, AR

#7 May 21, 2011
Build, build El Paso then cry like hell when you ain't got any water, How stupid can you be!
REDNECK

Arkadelphia, AR

#8 May 21, 2011
QUOTE who="Juan"]This is WHY every few years I suggest this
and then NOTHING HAPPENS.The US is one one country and should try and help itself with these matters by putting a large water pipeline running EAST to WEST in the central part of the US.
Water from over-flooded areas can be pumped back to areas that need water and the water can come down the Rio Grande and other rivers that flow South.
Right now there is flooding on the Mississippi and water could be picked up there and pumped WEST into rivers that flow south from Kansas, Colorado and Utah.
Water is as necessary as oil and we have oil pipelines that criss cross the nation.We should have large water pipes that can carry water either direction when needed.

OH HELL NO!
When El Paso builds, builds, why should we send our water to people who waste it!

“Anti-social Socialist..”

Since: Apr 08

Pie Town, New Mexico

#9 May 21, 2011
REDNECK wrote:
Build, build El Paso then cry like hell when you ain't got any water, How stupid can you be!
El Paso has been much smarter than a great majority of other cities about ensuring an adequate water supply for at least the next 50 years. That includes Phoenix and Las Vegas.
james russell ret

El Paso, TX

#10 May 21, 2011
Just think if we could spend the proper amount of money and transfer all the water from the Missouri when it floods down to the Rio Grande just below Albuquerque and allow the Dam to fill to the brim every year when there is too much water elsewhere. Just build several dams along the Missouri for "Flood Control Purposes" with money from the Army Corp of Engineers. Sure would help the lower Mississippi river people. It even might ensure that the small minnow population near the Bosque stays alive.
james russell ret

El Paso, TX

#11 May 21, 2011
And it would put a lot of unemployed people to work for years.
Larry

United States

#12 May 21, 2011
james russell ret wrote:
Just think if we could spend the proper amount of money and transfer all the water from the Missouri when it floods down to the Rio Grande just below Albuquerque and allow the Dam to fill to the brim every year when there is too much water elsewhere. Just build several dams along the Missouri for "Flood Control Purposes" with money from the Army Corp of Engineers. Sure would help the lower Mississippi river people. It even might ensure that the small minnow population near the Bosque stays alive.
Those are some damn fine ideas. It will soon be hotter than hell when June gets here and we'll all be burning up without any water.
EL Paso Resident

United States

#13 May 21, 2011
Just like the blue cans for recycling that where put in every house maybe another bigger can be put in every backyard to collect water that falls from houses roofs when it rains. I have a small trash can and it fills up pretty fast and I use some of that water to water the few plants I have. I am thinking of a 110 galon tank ( two 55 galon drums one on top of the other kind of thing) to be placed in every house so we can get used to the idea so when we really don't have enough water. A faucet would be placed on the bottom tank to get water from there.
Gambler

El Paso, TX

#14 May 21, 2011
Willard Schmekel wrote:
<quoted text>
El Paso has been much smarter than a great majority of other cities about ensuring an adequate water supply for at least the next 50 years. That includes Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Not true, at least in the case of Las Vegas. Las Vegas and Los Angeles signed a compact that resulted with each city paying 1/2 for the construction, maintenance, and operation of desalination water plants (I'm not sure how many). The water from the desalination plants (from ocean water) will belong to LA, and a significant portion of LA's Colorado River allotment will be transferred over to Las Vegas. Now, that doesn't mean that both cities will not continue with water conservation strategies, but they sure secured many years of access to water.
REDNECK

Arkadelphia, AR

#15 May 22, 2011
Willard Schmekel wrote:
<quoted text>
El Paso has been much smarter than a great majority of other cities about ensuring an adequate water supply for at least the next 50 years. That includes Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Yada Yada

When the city waters the streets, ya right
Chief RainCloud

United States

#16 May 22, 2011
I for one dont even consider giving you nasty mountain lion killers any more water, this year you will go dry till I say so.
If I see one more dead cat on any El Paso street I will extend this drought till further notice, I will make you ration your water then I will make you drink your toilet water for being mean people.
That REDNECK in Tyler Texas is nothing but mouth,I will pay several visits to Tyler Texas this year in the form of tornados and I will sweep and uproot REDNECKS trailer from the ground hurling it up up in the air and crashing it to pieces back on the ground.
But as for you El Paso, one more dead cat and you will pay, I might even send REDNECK and his trailer all the way to El Paso by air.
keep messing with me and see what happens
Kakita Brown

United States

#17 May 22, 2011
Someone better get of their ass and start doing a rain dance!
Juan

AOL

#18 May 22, 2011
Kakita Brown wrote:
Someone better get of their **** and start doing a rain dance!
Yea, WHY arnt the Tigua Indians doing Rain Dances every day?

OH, Yes, I remember ....... because they are not REAL Indians !
Juan

AOL

#19 May 22, 2011
The problem with rain, is that all of our roofs leak.
Anglo Stupid Saxxon

United States

#20 May 22, 2011
Juan wrote:
The problem with rain, is that all of our roofs leak.
You need to get your fat mother up on the roof and get her to patch up those holes, with nail poish and wax paper.

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