Lake Mead Shrivels

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    From you 3rd link

    Ashoka: What is the biggest misconception about the extended drought in California and why is this problematic?

    Andy Lipkis: The biggest misconception is that it doesn’t rain in California. The fact is, it does rain, even in Los Angeles and southern California. But we throw away most of that water because rather than collect it, we let it drain into the sea.
     
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    So california gets the drought CO2 since it is more densely heavy with industrial CO2 and what Texas has flood CO2 cause they have more open area? how does CO2 know what it's role is supposed to be over what state? Please enlighten the class with your vast knowledge of synthesized CO2.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's exactly what I said. What did you think I said? My point is that the place is a desert. It's isn't an indication of man-caused drought...the place has ALWAYS been a desert.
     
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    Hey Kosher, you know you are an ugly assed hypocrite? You whine and mewl and puke when the BLM reduces grazing allowances in Eastern Oregon in a drought, and then say California has always been a desert. So has most of Eastern Oregon. And in order to protect the productivity of the land in the future, the BLM and Forest Service have to limit the number of cattle on it during a drought.
     
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    We got a creek dat's always got plenty o' water...
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    Drying Lake Mead could trigger federal water shortage by 2020
    AUG. 16, 2018 -- Nevada's Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the West, could fall below a critical threshold in just two years if a new forecast by the Bureau of Reclamation is correct.


     
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    Ya should tell yer demoloser political teams to capture water when it rains so it doesn’t go to the ocean and raise sea levels.
     
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    Uncle Ferd's g/f says when it gets hot...

    ... he shrivels too.
     
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    In a warmer climate, evaporation increases. Rainfall that would normally soak into the ground is evaporated back into the air. And large water bodies have a large surface area for evaporation to take place. Much more so than a river running in the bottom of a canyon. So, yes, the actions of man, in damming the rivers and ponding the water, as well as increasing the amounts of GHGs in the atmosphere has decreased the amount of water available for the use of mankind.
     
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