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Lake Mead should show some increase in level.

bgum
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Explorer
Recent storms crossing California should help lake levels. It is too bad that more of what is available can't be captured.
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ItsyRV
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The CA rains will do little for Lake Mead. At best, it will send a very small amount into the Lower Colorado River Basin most likely south of Laughlin.
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goducks10
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stickdog wrote:
Cali could supply a good deal of the coast with desalination plants but prefer to waste money on virtue signaling projects.




https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-water-scarcity-increases-desalination-plants-are-on-the-rise

There are 12 existing desalination facilities throughout California, according to the state's Water Resources Control Board, including the Carlsbad desalination project in San Diego County, which is the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere and produces three million gallons of drinking water each day.Oct 14, 2022

goducks10
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stickdog wrote:
Cali could supply a good deal of the coast with desalination plants but prefer to waste money on virtue signaling projects.



dbl post

gtnsmlr
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Explorer
Want to know a secret. Water demands on lake Mead exceed annual rainfall amounts in a typical average year.
The older we get, the faster we go

pianotuna
Nomad II
Nomad II
A graph to help understand what may be happening.

https://arachnoid.com/NaturalResources/
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stickdog
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Cali could supply a good deal of the coast with desalination plants but prefer to waste money on virtue signaling projects.
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goducks10
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wildtoad wrote:
May be time to have a discussion about infrastructure projects to move water from where there is an abundance to areas that need it. But then it may be time to quit building in areas that Mother Nature created as deserts! 🙂


Infrastructure? I think we'll have to wait a couple years before that topic is brought up.

wildtoad
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Explorer II
May be time to have a discussion about infrastructure projects to move water from where there is an abundance to areas that need it. But then it may be time to quit building in areas that Mother Nature created as deserts! 🙂
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time2roll
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Nomad
https://cdec.water.ca.gov/resapp/RescondMain


https://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/hourly/mead-elv.html

I think these recent storms will provide more to CA reservoir supply than Lake Mead. Need more snow in the western Rockies.

Nv_Guy
Explorer III
Explorer III
Yes, the 5"+ that fell in SF just went to the ocean, as did lots of what fell in Sacramento (most storm drains go right to the river). Some did soak into the ground. But the good news is the Sierras got a good amount of snow.