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Lake Mead water level highest since 2014

Post by dlandersson » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:26 am

Lake Mead water level highest since 2014 8)

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Re: Lake Mead water level highest since 2014

Post by Freedom77 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:46 am

Lived in Boulder City (Best town by a dam site) for 50 years. Seen lake rise and fall. In 1982 Water went over spillway which hadn't happened since lake was filled to test spillway integrity in the forties. As you can see by the brown cap on the Island how much the lake is still down. Two of the three marinas are now gone and the sites are dry. All Marinas moved to Hemingway Harbor on the south end on the lake. Now to get on my soap box. Hello, WE LIVE IN A DESERT!! Las Vegas/Henderson is going through an unprecedented building boom and the demand for water is of course huge. estimated 20,000 people a month are moving here. 50 years ago population was 300,000, now approaching 3 million. 5th largest school district in the country. A controlled water moratorium should have be placed on the County decades ago. Boulder City voted in a controlled growth policy which has kept the city manageable. It is estimated that it will take 3 to 4 hundred year snows in the Rockies to replenish lake to previous level. "NUFF SAID!

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Re: Lake Mead water level highest since 2014

Post by dlandersson » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:06 am

Are you somehow implying that facts are more important than feelings? :P
Freedom77 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:46 am
Lived in Boulder City (Best town by a dam site) for 50 years. Seen lake rise and fall. In 1982 Water went over spillway which hadn't happened since lake was filled to test spillway integrity in the forties. As you can see by the brown cap on the Island how much the lake is still down. Two of the three marinas are now gone and the sites are dry. All Marinas moved to Hemingway Harbor on the south end on the lake. Now to get on my soap box. Hello, WE LIVE IN A DESERT!! Las Vegas/Henderson is going through an unprecedented building boom and the demand for water is of course huge. estimated 20,000 people a month are moving here. 50 years ago population was 300,000, now approaching 3 million. 5th largest school district in the country. A controlled water moratorium should have be placed on the County decades ago. Boulder City voted in a controlled growth policy which has kept the city manageable. It is estimated that it will take 3 to 4 hundred year snows in the Rockies to replenish lake to previous level. "NUFF SAID!

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Re: Lake Mead water level highest since 2014

Post by Tomfoolery » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:18 am

I quoted some highly specialized equipment for construction of a new potable water outlet tunnel that's deeper under the surface than the original(s). That was some years ago, we didn't get the work, and I don't even know if it was ever built/bored. But it's a recognition that the water level is low, getting lower, and not projected to be restored to original design levels any time soon.

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Re: Lake Mead water level highest since 2014

Post by Freedom77 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 am

Tomfoolery, Yes it was built overbudget and death of some workers from cave in.

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Re: Lake Mead water level highest since 2014

Post by Freedom77 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:26 am

dlanderson, NAH!! 8)

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Re: Lake Mead water level highest since 2014

Post by Tomfoolery » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:59 am

Freedom77 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 am
Tomfoolery, Yes it was built overbudget and death of some workers from cave in.
Well, I’m glad it got done, but sorry for the loss of life. Having been involved in Big Construction for most of my working life, it is unfortunately all too common, even with much better safety practices than in decades past.

As to being over budget, that’s just par for the course I’m afraid. :|

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