Vegas' water drying up

Apr 23, 2014 Full story: Deseret News 41

Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city.

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Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#21 May 7, 2014
Seem's cutting down on all the fountains and useless water evaporation should become mandatory?
Go back to first grade

Las Vegas, NV

#22 May 7, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Vegas was alway's a gamble.....
Is alway's a word?
Nick

United States

#23 May 7, 2014
Go back to first grade wrote:
<quoted text>Is alway's a word?
You're retarded if you don't know the answer to that.
Go back to first grade

Las Vegas, NV

#24 May 7, 2014
Nick wrote:
You're retarded if you don't know the answer to that.
Is alway's a word? Yes or no Nick. I want to see if you're retarded.
Bull Roar

United States

#25 May 8, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Seem's cutting down on all the fountains and useless water evaporation should become mandatory?
How's about this for an enormous waste of water.

New Utah NSA Spy Center Needs 1.7 Million Gallons Of Water A Day
Johnny Be Good

Finland

#26 May 8, 2014
It would be possible to use desalination process on
the water from Pacific Ocean and then move the water
to Lake Mead via aqueduct or piping method!
Panama Canal was a big project and so were
the Moon Landings, 6 of them!
Believe it or not but America can do almost anything
She decides and puts Her mind into,
Internet, GPS,Jeans, Coke, Flying etc.
Man, I use most of those things every single day
and I'm not even in America now!
What's going on?!
Let's get it on.........LLLET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

Since: Apr 14

United States

#27 May 8, 2014
Desalination on the scale you describe is unworkable due to the extremely high operating costs. And that doesn't even take into account the high cost of pumping water uphill over a long distance as you suggested in your post.

Now if costal towns towns and cities want to invest in desalination on a small scale to suit their needs, the cost is still extremely high, but doable.

There's plenty of water in the river. Were just gonna have to re-think how it gets used.
Johnny Be Good

Finland

#28 May 8, 2014
I hear you!
I must admit I know nothing about grand scale
industrial operations.
I was more like thinking about America
and the mentality of folks there, you see I once lived
there for many years and I got to know how almost
anything's possible....even if it's not....at least if you
believe it is, it feels good!
I personally had the very best years of my life in America,
incl. in Vegas where I spent about a total of 2 years.
Bull Roar

United States

#29 May 16, 2014
Well, Vegas is an ok place if you ignore the in your face chronic homeless populating every street corner in town begging for money.
Johnny

Finland

#30 May 28, 2014
Times have changed, when I lived in Vegas there was so much
work that it wasn't all done.
Even in these tougher times I'd like to be there,
rather than where I'm at!
There's only one America that's for sure!
Bull Roar

United States

#31 May 29, 2014
I take it from your reply that you're more then just out of town. If so, what part of the world are you posting from ?
I have gas

Kingman, AZ

#32 May 31, 2014
The high cost of desalination;

Desalinated water typically costs about $2,000 an acre foot -- roughly the amount of water a family of five uses in a year. The cost is about double that of water obtained from building a new reservoir or recycling wastewater, according to a 2013 study from the state Department of Water Resources.

And its price tag is at least four times the cost of obtaining "new water" from conservation methods -- such as paying farmers to install drip irrigation, or providing rebates for homeowners to rip out lawns or buy water-efficient toilets.
Johnny

Finland

#33 May 31, 2014
Yeah, I'm out of town......I wish I wasn't but?!
Also,
Kingman.......great town on Route 66,
I've been thru there and once stayed couple of nights,
real nice feeling I had there too!
You guys have no idea how great times I've had all
over America!!
I love traveling and I've been to many countries but
nothing like America.......nothing like that!
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN'.........HEH!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#34 May 31, 2014
Desalinated water at approx $180 per month, does'nt seem an unreasonable path.....especially considering the often rediculous prices out West.....Startup costs have to be high.....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#35 May 31, 2014
Johnny wrote:
Yeah, I'm out of town......I wish I wasn't but?!
Also,
Kingman.......great town on Route 66,
I've been thru there and once stayed couple of nights,
real nice feeling I had there too!
You guys have no idea how great times I've had all
over America!!
I love traveling and I've been to many countries but
nothing like America.......nothing like that!
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN'.........HEH!
As an American, that has traveled the globe, you may now understand the warm feelings we have, landing back in the states?....Congrats on your voyage, eh....
I have gas

Kingman, AZ

#36 May 31, 2014
Johnny wrote:
Yeah, I'm out of town......I wish I wasn't but?!
Also,
Kingman.......great town on Route 66,
I've been thru there and once stayed couple of nights,
real nice feeling I had there too!
You guys have no idea how great times I've had all
over America!!
I love traveling and I've been to many countries but
nothing like America.......nothing like that!
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN'.........HEH!
Your self proclaimed travels around the world are noted, and dismissed. Is there anything else you'd care to share with us ?
Johnny

Finland

#37 Jun 1, 2014
I hope I'll land one day!
I meant to say that it's nice to travel around, in different
parts of the world, but not being originally from the U.S.,
I'd rather be in no place else!
Long story and difficult to explain.......I'm thankful
to you all in the U.S. for the great life......I had once upon a time.
Revelations

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#38 Jun 3, 2014
Not so suprising, something like this happening in a town so saturated with sin and atrocities. God allows things like this to happen to those who so blatantly choose to ignore Him, and act out everything wrong under the sun, against His will- on a daily basis.
Johnny

Finland

#39 Jun 4, 2014
Lot of people I met and worked with in Vegas were
just normal working men and women,
I didn't notice bad habits etc. any more than in most cities,
lot of people in Vegas were there to make it happen,
to start from a scratch and pretty much work hard,
back then Vegas was a boomtown and had a lot of openings,
sometimes one single trade had like 50-60 hiring adds
in employment section!
Growth was big, like +100k per year new residents, no wonder
water is getting short, I guess it's been even drier as well?
I really liked it there and I'd say that for those of us who have
lived there, it wasn't about gambling but it was about working
and living a normal life in an unusual city!
Revel-ations

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#40 Jun 4, 2014
Johnny wrote:
Lot of people I met and worked with in Vegas were
just normal working men and women,
I didn't notice bad habits etc. any more than in most cities,
lot of people in Vegas were there to make it happen,
to start from a scratch and pretty much work hard,
back then Vegas was a boomtown and had a lot of openings,
sometimes one single trade had like 50-60 hiring adds
in employment section!
Growth was big, like +100k per year new residents, no wonder
water is getting short, I guess it's been even drier as well?
I really liked it there and I'd say that for those of us who have
lived there, it wasn't about gambling but it was about working
and living a normal life in an unusual city!
You're right- there are many hard working people in towns like Vegas, Atlantic City; but the filth that surrounds that ever so small group of working people, is growing by the minute. Drugs, & violence are a booming activity now, and only getting worse.

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