"trigger high flow releases from Glen Canyon Dam, which feeds into
Powell."News flash... releases from Glen Canyon Dam, the dam
that creates lake powell, feed into the Grand Canyon and Lake Mead...I would love to see releases from Glen Canyon Dam thrown up and over the dam
so they would actually feed back into Powell, as the story states.
I noticed the same thing... appearently the author has never heard of Lake Mead.
However, feeding water from Glen Canyon Dam into Lake Powell would be one heck
of a recycling promotion!
"Measurements at the San Rafael River near Green River, for example, show
it flowing at 37,000 cubic feet per second, when the average on July 6 typically
is 10,500 cubic feet per second. That drastic difference puts it at a little
more than 742 percent of average."What does that mean? The
flow rate of 37,000 cfs is not 742% of 10,500 cfs...
"High flow releases" are a scam to send more water to Las Vegas,
depleting Upper Colorado stores. Tree huggers were snookered into agreeing to
the scam, since anything that can be spun to sound anti-establishment sounds
good to them, and what could be more anti-establishment than wasting needed
water?Humpback chub and pikeminnows will suffer. Downstream sand
deposits and riparian habitat will not benefit. But tree huggers will crow over
their "victory," and some Las Vegas promoter has already gotten his
big bonus.As usual, FWS will be left holding the bag.
Deeper water, more areas to explore? More drowning deaths.
We in Colorado are glad to send you our Rocky Mountain snow. Hope we can send
much more next season!!
It also guarantees plenty of affordable fresh veggies from Calif. for the next 5
or so years.
Lake Powell will never be full again.
More vegetation submerged means more bass. Love it.
For you guys complaining about the math in the article I'll straighten it out
for you. The 10,500 cubic feet per second is the typical flow for July 6th of
any given year. The flow on July 6th is higher because of spring runoff then
most of they year. The 742% increase is over the year round average, not the
July 6th average. In summary ...Current San Juan Flow 37,000
cfs,Average flow on July 6th of San Juan 10,500 cfs,Year round
average flow of San Juan 4,986 cfs.The 742% increase is is 4,986 *
742% = 37,000 cfs.I don't know why the author chose to reference two
different numbers for average, which makes it not very clear, but the math is
Why does the 2nd graphic, labeled "Lake Powell water levels" show apeak level of 3,665 that is BELOW the graph line for 3,655?
San Diego County thanks you... most of our water comes from the Colorado river.
Nothing more than goobly goop about being able to now sustain "sin
city" for a few years and watch the money people of Vegas continue to
expand their ripoff casinos. We must fill and continue filling Lake Mead so
"another" arrid desert community can continue to be stupid and expand.
Just wait the day of reckoning will soon come when the water will no longer be
available to sustain this mecca in the desert and thousands of fantasy dreamers
will be forced to leave for lack of water!