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J D the Obscure
2500+ posts
03/20/10 06:20 PM
Lake Travis is now 99% full

Thanks El Nino!

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RockyBalboa
500+ posts
03/20/10 09:34 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

Every two years or so Lake Travis goes dry and the environmentalists scream about how it will take 20 years to refill. Instead, it's full again two years later. Every time.




“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” - Arthur Schopenhauer

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mcbrettSponsor
1000+ posts
03/21/10 10:43 AM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: RockyBalboa]

Rocky-

those damn environmentalists with their damn clean water and damn sufficient water concerns! Damn them!

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hooklahoma
1000+ posts
03/21/10 01:06 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

In reply to:

Every two years or so Lake Travis goes dry and the environmentalists scream about how it will take 20 years to refill. Instead, it's full again two years later. Every time




I'll get one in before this gets moved to the WM

"never let a good crisis go to waste" -Rahm Emanuel (and most chicken little environmentalists)

I consider myself an environmentalist and I know I spend more of my free time enjoying mother nature than your typical urban root-eater that claims to be one. I think the hysteria common to most of these people hurts the cause in the long run. I t makes people cynical when these ridiculous claims are made and never come close to being true (ie global warming, ozone hole)

Typical response from Brett. The leftists in his fantasy world are always pure in motive while the right is always evil. I guess if you water down politics to resemble a Star wars movie is easier for the intellectually lazy to understand.




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YoLaDu
5000+ posts
03/21/10 03:08 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

I am very happy it is close to full. I still remain concerned about clean and abundant water for future generations.




Colt McCoy when asked about Bob Stoops possibly giving tips to Alabama: “Haven’t we beaten them the last two years?”

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Third Coast
5000+ posts
03/21/10 04:11 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

Thank God for rain.




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EJC+1
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03/21/10 05:32 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

In reply to:

I am very happy it is close to full. I still remain concerned about clean and abundant water for future generations.


Why? Because of we are running out of fresh water? Population growth? Because our water treatment plants aren't doing the job? Although it's not exactly cost efficient, we can convert ocean water to fresh water you know.

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halsteadfrost
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03/21/10 05:34 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: YoLaDu]

In reply to:

...and abundant water for future generations.




Why do you worry about abundant water? Are we destroying it somehow? Is it going away?




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mcbrettSponsor
1000+ posts
03/22/10 07:28 AM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: halsteadfrost]

Actually Halstead,

You should worry about abundant water. There's more of us, and we're all using more of it, while the amount of fresh water has stayed relatively constant.

Think this is a chicken little scenario? Have you already forgotten the crisis in Atlanta two years ago? The fights between Tenn/GA/FL?

How about the fights in the West between AZ, CA, NV and Mexico over the Colorado river?

Or as a native of San Antonio, I can tell you the aquifer has come up short many years- not because of the aquifer itself but because of our over consumption.

So yes, this is a real issue, today.

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RomaVicta
10,000+ posts
03/22/10 10:57 AM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

I've never heard environmentalists talking about "20 years" to refill the lake.

Lake Travis does seem to get very low more often than it did thirty years ago. My guess is because the population has dramatically increased. Under that kind of pressure, how can one not see the resource as potentially strained?

Do you think clean water just bubble up everywhere? It doesn't. We have developed a liking for sunny, dry places so we build or grow cities in places (Phoenix and LA) where water has to be diverted from the places it naturally flows. That impacts river flows downstream and the marshland environments where the rivers flow into the sea.

I'm not an environmental scientist, but I try to take my head out of the sand every once in awhile.

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Perham1
2500+ posts
03/22/10 11:16 AM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: hooklahoma]

In reply to:

I t makes people cynical when these ridiculous claims are made and never come close to being true (ie global warming, ozone hole)




Wait, so you're saying there is no/was no hole in the ozone layer? And it's a bit early to say that global warming (or climate change if you prefer) is not true.

Also, am I the only one not convinced of anything just because Lake Travis was low, and now isn't, and that it was low before, and then became full, and that various claims were made before...?





I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. Oscar Wilde

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A. BETTIK
500+ posts
03/29/10 01:22 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

When Travis is full I consider any prior summer droughts to be over. Arbitrary but whose got a better method?

Given the age of the Earth, I don't think we have to worry about water. Transportation of water is another matter, easily solved by pipelines, canals and lakes.

Desalination plants on the coast powered by solar and wind arrays along a transport pipeline right of way would seem adequate to the task.

It seems like you could rig a pipeline with small internal damns of say a quarter the diameter of the pipe. You would want ridges leading downward from the top of the pipe's interior to uphill damns to channel water condensing on the interior surface. A series of these damns and ridge streams would slowly but surely transport water uphill during the day. At least so I theorize.




"If I want humans, I start the Universe so. If I don't want humans, I start the Universe not so." -God

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HornsForever'93
500+ posts
03/29/10 02:03 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

Good. Devils Cove will be rocking even more this year than usual.

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SeaGail
100+ posts
03/29/10 03:44 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

Halleljuah ... the last time we were in Austin, about 3-1/2 years ago, it was horribly low. I look forward to seeing it this summer when we come down to see a new grandson and EAT!!!

Gail in WA

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LITNIN HORNSponsor
1000+ posts
03/29/10 04:36 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]



DAMN THE PIPELINES!

















"Young ranks somewhere between William Travis and Willie Nelson."
-Gary Shelton, St. Petersburg Times

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wherzwaldoSponsor
5000+ posts
03/29/10 07:53 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

In reply to:

the last time we were in Austin, about 3-1/2 years ago, it was horribly low.


Strangely enough, in that time span it has been horribly low, filled back up completely (in a matter of weeks), gotten horribly low again, and then filled back up completely again.

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Not that Bob
1000+ posts
03/29/10 09:53 PM
Re: Lake Travis is now 99% full [re: J D the Obscure]

The problem is not too little water. The problem is too many people. Stop breeding.




Hail! Hail! The gang's all here.

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