Lake Tahoe Gained 8.7 Billion Gallons of Water in Two Days


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Lake Tahoe Gained 8.7 Billion Gallons of Water in Two Days

forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/02/07/lake-tahoe-gained-8-7-billion-gallons-water-2-days/#70f5e36536c6


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This is also good news for nearby Mono Lake.


#3

The water level in Lake Mead is starting to increase!

Yay!

mead.uslakes.info/level.asp

Never thought that would happen.

[Yes, Lake Mead still has a way to go!]


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lakelevels.info/?StateID=CA


#5

ANOTHER raging rain storm hits California!!

Many dead.

How is it possible that the global warming people did not model this possibility???

latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-storm-los-angeles-20170217-story.html

What ever happened to the program to build more dams and lakes and drainage ditches and drain pipes? Ten Billion Dollar Bond Issue.

Governor Jerry was against it. Still wants the high speed rail.

Lake Tahoe is now overfull:

tahoe.uslakes.info/Level.asp


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Here is one article on that giant reservoir bond issue.

politifact.com/california/statements/2017/feb/16/travis-allen/examining-claim-about-oroville-dam-spillway/

An alleged fact checking site says it’s not actually true.

But if you read the actual article, there is enough meat to cause a lot of questions: as in, what are they doing with the money?


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Four years ago, another poster accused me of being flippant regarding the drought.

Here is my response … reprinted here:

**Please explain … what is flippant about building structures such as lakes, dams, channels, reservoirs and other water works!!

Absolutely nothing flippant about any of that.

The Missouri River floods from time to time … and that flood water could be / could have been diverted to a series of reservoirs, dams and lakes … The Ohio River floods from time to time; serious proposals were made to store that water, but the engineers were ridiculed and hooted out of town … the proposals died and now they are stuck with the floods.

The upper midwest floods frequently owing to blocked ice melt. It happens so often that the floods are predicable and water storage reservoirs could be designed and built.

Reservoir systems have been hooted down in other states as well. As a result, where there are water shortages, all of a sudden everyone gets angry and upset … but the pattern repeats itself … legitimate proposals are presented and then shouted down in times with plenty of water and then complaints surface during drought periods.

As an example, the Columbia River system “hosts” somewhere around 50 dams. They generate a lot of electricity and they have provisions for salmon to bypass the dams.

Absolutely nothing flippant at all about any of this.

The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period of cooling that occurred after the Medieval Warm Period (Medieval Climate Optimum).[1] … was not a true ice age, … extended roughly from about 1350 to about 1850,[6] though climatologists and historians working with local records no longer expect to agree on either the start or end dates of this period, which varied according to local conditions. NASA defines the term as a cold period between AD 1550 and AD 1850 and notes three particularly cold intervals: one beginning about 1650, another about 1770, and the last in 1850, each separated by intervals of slight warming.[7]

There is nothing anyone can do about it … except develop energy sources to keep people warm.

The real Ice Age with glaciers … peaked 22,000 years ago.

Nobody was around on the planet that we are aware of.

The Old Testament only goes back around 4000 years. And before that?**


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I’m just going to post additional articles here about California’s drought/flood situation.

usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/02/20/atmospheric-rivers-california-storms-floods/98154504/

sfgate.com/news/article/S-F-rainfall-has-now-exceeded-normal-for-a-full-10945521.php

Last night I tried to click into:

mead.uslakes.info/level.asp

but it must have been so busy, that the site was locked up. Lake Mead in Las Vegas, Nevada is starting to fill. May take a while. But it’s already up to a couple of previous years’ levels.

A friend who lived in San Francisco for 80 years says it’s a ten year cycle of drought and flood.

So you can plan for it … by building reservoirs and aqueducts which the previous Governor Brown used to do, although the present Governor Jerry Brown seems oblivious … has no idea although he does advocate for smoking dope.


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Lake Tahoe is pretty much full right now:

tahoe.uslakes.info/Level.asp

I looked here but the lake level for Lake Mono is not listed:

lakelevels.info


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Curious … where are the protesters?

And how are those little minnow fishies doing?

There were six or so left.

The minnows were of major major concern.

Not so much any more.

Why is that?


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