The trucking company had a terminal that was a real gem. After you backed
into the dock, they'd send somebody out with the company pickup to ferry you
to shore. I don't know if the drains in the parking lot were real or dummies
that didn't go anyplace.
LA can be like that too. "It doesn't rain in southern California."
...The Flash Flood Warning will expire at 600 PM MST/600 PM PDT/ for
extreme south central Clark and extreme west central Mohave counties...
Heavy rain in the Laughlin-Bullhead City area has ended. Area washes and
streams will continue to run high before gradually receding this evening.
Lat...Lon 3530 11473 3529 11447 3498 11449 3497 11458 3511 11475
338 PM PDT sun Jul 6 2014
...A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 615 PM PDT for west
central Clark County...
At 332 PM PDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to
indicate a thunderstorm producing flash flooding over portions of Red Rock
Canyon and mountain Spring Ranch area.
Locations impacted include...western Red Rock Canyon...Spring Mountain
Flash flooding is expected in washes...low water crossings and on roads. To
escape rising water...move to higher ground if hiking. Never try to cross a
flooded Road or enter a flood channel while driving. Turn around...don't
Report flooding to the Las Vegas National Weather Service via facebook or
Lat...Lon 3623 11557 3615 11542 3608 11539 3604 11540 3605 11550 3605 11557
That's true. It makes sense to not pollute anyway.
I'm not so sure of that. The encroachment of the sea will be slow so
the loss of people habitat will also be slow. I don't see how that's
really much of a problem for the economy. So every year another
couple thousand people have to move, big deal. In fact, it could be
a boon. It will create jobs building new, and MORE efficient, housing
elsewhere. And if they aren't stupid about it they will relocate to
someplace with better weather and/or a more reliable water supply then
many parts of the CA coast have.
So? Unless you own them, who cares. People get screwed by weather
events every year and much more violently then the ocean rising 0.1 an
inch per year. If the islands go away they can move... just like
people on the coast.
The only part of big biz that cares is the part that owns beach front
property. They want YOU to protect THEIR investment.
I see less nasty weather here in Phx. 50 years ago we had numerous
bad thunderstorms all summer long. Now we are lucky to have 2 or 3 of
them. It has gotten marginally hotter but it's hard to know if that's
from AGW or just from the urbanization. I can drive less then 10
miles and it will be 5 to 10 degrees cooler next to one of the few
remaining farm acreage's. The valley used to have thousands of acres
of farms cooling it.
equipped with pumps to pump the lake water into the first straw that
current areas being flooded are americas bread basket
I don't think anyone is denying that global warming/cooling occurs. The
debate seems to be between those (pro and con) who really don't
understand how long-term (100,000 years or more) solar, astronomical and
geological cycles work.
Yeah, I don't get it how people are all worked up of a couple yeas of
bad weather in a few places. Within every decade there are floods and
hurricanes and tornados and crap somewhere in the US. And changing
weather is normal, did people think nothing was ever going to change
after they were born?
The most I've left is the $8 or whatever the buffet goes for. One chilly
night in Reno I did buy a roll of nickles for the poker machines rather than
sit in the truck and read. I was bored shitless halfway through the roll.
Unless AC has changed a lot, I'd prefer to fly to almost any place else.
I used to hang around an Irish Mafia joint in Springfield MA. They'd set up
junkets out of Logan and get comped for the rooms and meals. The bartender's
brother went on one, slept in the room, ate the food, and played golf. The
word came down "We don't care if he wins or loses, but if he ain't going to
play don't ever bring him back here."
They're talking about re-opening the very expensive desalinization plant at
Yuma. By treaty, Mexico gets so many acre feet of the Colorado and they
would really like water that they can use for irrigation without killing the
I especially liked the arguments after Sandy about how two "100 year"
storms happening so close together had to mean something. Silly me, I
never knew that 100 year storms were scheduled and not random occurances.
"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital."
On Thursday, July 3, 2014 5:48:55 AM UTC-7, Kurt Ullman wrote:
It is far more than "a few years". The entire middle of the states where i
rrigation is relied upon for agriculture is running out of water. The wate
r table is dropping and that water is not being replenished, it is "fossil"
water from centuries on centuries of storage.
They are deepening wells every year but don't seem to see the elephant in t
he room, the water isn't going to last forever.
People have to understand that there are places on this Earth that
simply can't sustain a large population. I find it hard to watch as
people in some of the dirt poorest places on this Earth are raising
I guess I find it equally hard to watch as unnaturally large populations
in what are effectively deserts are sustained by food donations from
western countries like Canada, USA, Britain and Australia. I know it's
hard to watch as a famine decimates a population, but keeping a large
population alive by sending food to those areas is only delaying the
inevitable. Eventually the natural order has to prevail, and if the
land those people live on can't sustain a large population, then
eventually the population has to come down in those areas.
And, truth be told, Las Vegas and Phoenix, Arizona are just such
examples of how importing food to areas that couldn't naturally sustain
a large population can only work for so long. Eventually, that large
population uses up the resources and reserves of the area, and then
there's problems... water being the obvious one. As it stands now,
Phoenix, Arizona gets it's water from an underground aquifer.
Essentially, it's a huge underground oil reservoir filled with water
instead of oil. But, Phoenix is already having to curb water useage
because the aquifer is running out of water.
In all of these cases, eventually nature will prevail, and those areas
of the Earth that cannot support a large population simply won't have a
I suppose I did buy some food occasionally. At the time, I was a OTR driver
and the company had a terminal in Vegas, so I brought my accomodations with
me, a Volvo White with a sleeper. Mostly what I left in Vegas was carpet,
If I was coming in from Georgia it was a pain in the butt since you got off
the big road a Kingman and crossed the dam. The road down into the canyon
was very interesting with a 53' trailer. I haven't been over the new bridge
but it has to be an improvement.
Figures. What I was really interested in was the virtual reality rides, I
guess you'd call them. They were very sophisticated for the early '90s.
Then there was that landing beacon for Martians...
Except for a family vacation in the '60s, my 'going to Vegas' was hauling
stuff in, usually carpet or furniture. For a while I'd migrate from Montana
to Arizona for the winters on Hwy 93, but I always jumped off I15 on the
east side of town to avoid the whole mess.
Not necessarily so. There are trigger mechanisms in place to
allocate water if the water tables drop too far. There are moratoriums
in place against increased irrigation acreage for some areas.
This in in Nebraska. We have more irrigation than any other state.
We just happen to be sitting on a prime spot over the Ogallala
Aquifer. We also learned from other states' misfortunes.
The primary regulators are the Natural Resources Districts with the
state as a backup.
Information from the USGS if you're interested.
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