Okay so I'm just at work and we were discussing the Hoover Dam and other water problems. So I'm going to throw some at y'all and just let me know
what you think.
So Lake Mead is dropping in water level from the record breaking drought in that area. Once the water level drops to a 1,000 feet or below we lose the
ability to pump water which means a very large supplier of power for the Southwest will be lost.
This will give you a very good perspective on just how much the Colorado River has shrunk. It's insane!
According to this source the lake dropped to 1,080 feet in July. If the source is correct then that is dangerously low.
These are all locations that depend on the Hoover Dam for power.
Arizona - 18.9527 percent
Nevada - 23.3706 percent
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - 28.5393 percent
Burbank, CA - 0.5876 percent
Glendale, CA - 1.5874 percent
Pasadena, CA - 1.3629 percent
Los Angeles, CA - 15.4229 percent
Southern California Edison Co. - 5.5377 percent
Azusa, CA - 0.1104 percent
Anaheim, CA - 1.1487 percent
Banning, CA - 0.0442 percent
Colton, CA - 0.0884 percent
Riverside, CA - 0.8615 percent
Vernon, CA - 0.6185 percent
Boulder City, NV - 1.7672 percent
Okay now with blue-green algae. That is in multiple countries all throughout the world, and is very toxic. I've seen it a couple times in Humboldt
Bay, California and Milford Lake, Kansas. The blue-green algae is pretty scary because it could happen nearly everywhere. I won't let my daughter
swim in Milford Lake anymore, which is a bummer because we live right on the lake.
Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, grow in any type of water and are photosynthetic (use sunlight to create food and support life).
Cyanobacteria live in terrestrial, fresh, brackish, or marine water. They usually are too small to be seen, but sometimes can form visible colonies,
called an algal bloom. Cyanobacteria have been found among the oldest fossils on earth and are one of the largest groups of bacteria. Cyanobacteria
have been linked to human and animal illnesses around the world, including North and South America, Africa, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia, and
Cyanobacterial blooms and how they form
Cyanobacterial blooms (a kind of algal bloom) occur when organisms that are normally present grow exuberantly. Within a few days, an bloom of
cyanobacteria can cause clear water to become cloudy. The blooms usually float to the surface and can be many inches thick, especially near the
shoreline. Cyanobacterial blooms can form in warm, slow-moving waters that are rich in nutrients such as fertilizer runoff or septic tank overflows.
Blooms can occur at any time, but most often occur in late summer or early fall.
They can occur in marine, estuarine, and fresh waters, but the blooms of greatest concern are the ones that occur in fresh water, such as drinking
water reservoirs or recreational waters.
The great lakes water levels are receding as well. There's a few reason as to why they are but know one knows for sure.
There's a lot of other things going on with the water all over the world. These are just a few examples. Now I'd share my opinion, but other than
just saying "this is bad" I don't really have one. I don't know what it could be or why. There's so many possibilities that it could be. Anything
from global warming to the gov't stockpiling all of the water for some unknown reason. Nearly anything is possible.
Now I know I just threw a lot of links at you and essentially said "READ THEM" but reason I did that is because I am not an expert. Also when you
quote a certain part of an article it can be taken way out of context. So check the articles out and tell me what y'all think.