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reply to post by Thecakeisalie
Nein, they can just get it from Mexico (i'm sure they will be happy to provide).. unless the other side of the border is having the same issue, in which case...
But decades of population growth, climate change and damming in the American Southwest have now desiccated the river in its lowest reaches, turning a once-lush Mexican delta into a desert. The river’s demise began with the 1922 Colorado River Compact, a deal by seven western states to divide up its water. Eventually, Mexico was allotted just 10 percent of the flow.
Why can't they simply mine/harvest water from the ocean like we do down here?
Why can't they simply mine/harvest water from the ocean like we do down here? Is there not a coastline for them to work from? They are already importing loads of ground water as it is. What's the problem as to why they aren't collecting from their own coastline? Please educate me on this!
How about that hairy old suggestion of towing glacier ice down from the Arctic and cofferdamming it next to the shoreline and as it melts, pump it into the reservoir?
More secrets, more water? The NSA data center in Bluffdale could require as many as 1.7 million gallons of water per day to operate and keep computers cool. Initial reported estimates suggested the center would use 1,200 gallons per minute, but more recent estimates suggest the usage could be closer to half that amount.
“Our planning is anywhere from 1,000 acre-feet per year to 2,000 acre-feet per year, and that represents – if it was 1,000 acre-feet per year, that would be about 1 percent of our total demand,” said Jordan Valley River Conservancy District assistant general manager and chief engineer Alan Packard.
originally posted by: BABYBULL24
Why don't they just do some Cloud Seeding?
Cloud seeding is no longer considered a fringe science, and is considered a mainstream tool to improve rain precipitation and snow. New technology and research have produced reliable results that make cloud seeding a dependable and affordable water-supply practice for many regions.[