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Historic Low Dry As Dust

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By 2016, continued drought could trigger cuts in water deliveries (AZ/NV/CA), a 14-year drought has steadily dropped water levels to historic lows; 40 million people and 4 million acres of farmland; Federal officials committed to cloud seeding, pipelines, new reservoirs, desalination plants.
Lake Mead


Folsom Lake, Ca. 2011 v. 2014

Lake Powel Full (1999) 42% (2014)



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Water Emergencies, Water "socialism" and Liberty...

Given the extensive and long-lasting involvement in water supply, water delivery, water management, and water purification and storage by government-and the DC "Federal" government in particular, do libertarians have opportunities to better inform our fellow citizens of the many shortcomings inherent in the bureaucracy and central "planning" that goes into government supply and management of water-and other important resources.

There are surely well-documented cases of resource mismanagement, uneconomic and irrational (bureaucratically determined) allocation, and probably supply and legislative scandals as well, both from politicians, and the corporate interests they serve. Victimized taxpayers and consumers have every right to read or hear about better (libertarian, private property based) alternatives!

Sufficiently informed libertarians may be able to convincingly offer better alternatives then rationing, regulation, and eco-propaganda that has been the stock-in-trade on government's part since at least the 1970s-and perhaps much earlier then that!

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

Glen Canyon Dam: Scourge of the Colorado River, 2008

The Damn Glen Canyon Dam!

There was a time when dams made a lot of sense. From the 1930′s through the 50′s the U.S. federal government commissioned hundreds of dams throughout the rivers of this hard land. Dams provided a clean, renewable form of power. They retained water for use in agricultural irrigation. It seemed like a win-win.

As with many good ideas, this one was beaten to death. What began as a way to provide power and water to the people while providing jobs for then-unemployed workers petered out in the 1960′s a midst controversy. Dams do have negative environmental impacts. In the Colombia River gorge, salmon could no longer swim upstream to reach their spawning grounds. The US Corps of Engineers had to build salmon runs so the fish could get back to where they once belonged. In the Colorado River, so many dams were built that the river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez. Sorry, Mexico! No clean water for you!
The Glen Canyon dam was originally meant to be two dams constructed in Dinosaur National Monument. Pressure from environmental groups caused the government to rethink its plan, and a compromise was made. There would be one dam in northern Arizona.Before the dam, the Colorado River ran through Glen Canyon, carrying nutrient-rich silt downstream. It was a remote area, a series of crevices cut into the barren desert floor....

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

UH OH!

Now someone might find the bodies.

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