Having had lived in San Diego until 2003, I always wondered why there was not a resevoir placed where the stadium was, seems to flood every time it rains.So funny how we have all thought similar things. For years I’ve talked about the need to built a water pipeline system that can divert and move water from state to state as needed. New Orleans is in a flood, drain or pump it into a system that filters the water and moves it to Wyoming. Wyoming does not need the water but Nevada does. transfer the water to Nevada etc…
This could also be done with desalination plants around the country, feeding into the pipeline as needed, or used locally in the region.
Not only would a Nationwide water pipeline create Millions of jobs, but hundreds of thousands would be needed Nationwide to maintain it with the pump stations, filtration stations and pipeline workers. If there was an issue it’s not a toxic disaster as it’s just water! Also this could be revenue generating as they could measure the water a state puts into the system, and they could collect funds from other states that buy water from the pipeline.
San Diego has the San Diego River which starts in Crest area and works it’s way directly to the ocean. In the Mission Valley area, I’ve never seen it empty or even low. All the water washes right into the Ocean. It’s free water that San Diego could be capturing down by Sea World and cleaning and pumping back into our reservoirs or used for irrigation. I asked some politicians about this a few years ago and I got the “deer in the headlights” look! It’s like I was speaking French and they had no answer and changed the discussion to air pollution or something.
Ban casinos and hotels?View attachment 228272View attachment 228273Las Vegas residents have been asked to save water and power…..I get it , we are in a crisis and I’m doing my part but the level of contradiction at the strip is obvious. Most of the hotels are kept cold as refrigerators with no front doors to close. Gotta have the fountains pools and golf courses or no one would come.
I thought the casinos had solar?View attachment 228272View attachment 228273Las Vegas residents have been asked to save water and power…..I get it , we are in a crisis and I’m doing my part but the level of contradiction at the strip is obvious. Most of the hotels are kept cold as refrigerators with no front doors to close. Gotta have the fountains pools and golf courses or no one would come.
I will agree w all of your post but this line . W farmlike putting everything you've worked for all of your life on the line, every year.
Actually, with the high value crops grown, IRR is 8-9%, and properties without surface water are dropping in value quickly. Fair enough on the dramatic statement. Early on, 1 bad season would have done me in. would probably take 2 now. And no victims here, I'm 1st gen, living my dream. I just think Ag often gets a bad rap here in CA and I was being a whiny bitch.I support farming everyday but not victim class farmers .