Tuesday, 11 March 2008 10:56

SCRAP THE PIPELINE! - DESALT NOW!!!

Written by Panaca Pat
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LAS VEGAS HAS MANY PROPOSED NEW HOTELS AND THE POPULATION WILL
CONTINUE TO GROW. DESALIZINATION PLANTS FOR WATER FROM THE PACIFIC
OCEAN ARE THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR THE CONTINUED FUTURE OF LAS VEGAS
& CLARK COUNTY. SNWA (SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY) HAS
ALREADY ALLOTED THREE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE LINCOLN
COUNTY PIPELINE TO RURAL NEVADA. THAT MONEY IS BEST SPENT INSTEAD ON
DESALIZINATION TO SECURE THE WATER FOR LAS VEGAS.  DUE TO GLOBAL
WARMING THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS INCREASING IN SIZE LUCKILY FOR US.
THE SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY(SNWA) NEEDS TO BE STOPPED
FROM TAKING RURAL NEVADA'S UNDERGROUND WATER.   THERE IS NO SURPLUS
WATER THERE AND IT IS NOT RENEWABLE AS THEY CONTEND DUE TO THE
DROUGHT. THIS PROPOSAL WOULD DEVASTATE THE AREA!
THE PROPOSED LINCOLN COUNTY PIPELINE IS A LOOMING ENVIROMENTAL
DISASTER OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS:
1.  IT WOULD TURN THE AREA INTO A DUST BOWL AND DESTROY THE LIVELY-
HOOD AND RURAL ECONOMY OF RANCHERS AND PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE
TO LIVE THERE.
2.  NEVADA HAS BEEN IN A DROUGHT FOR OVER 10 YEARS. IN THE RURAL
AREAS OF NEVADA, THE WATER LEVELS OF SPRINGS AND PONDS HAVE
DROPPED DRAMATICALLY AND IN SOME CASES HAVE ALL TOGETHER
DISAPPEARED.
3.  THE WILDLIFE, ELK, WILDHORSES, DEER, ANTELOPE, TURKEY, CHUKAR
MIGRATORY BIRDS ETC. ALL RELY ON THE NATURAL WATER. WITHOUT
WATER THEY WILL DIE. THE HUNTING, FISHING AND CAMPING AREAS
WE ALL USE WOULD BE LOST.
4.  THE LINCOLN COUNTY CONSERVATION RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT
ACT OF 2004, REPRESENTS THE LARGEST WILDERNESS BILL IN THE
HISTORY OF NEVADA TO PRESERVE THE STATES RICH NATURAL HERITAGE.
THE PROPOSED LINCOLN PIPELINE WOULD RUIN THE AREA AND GOES
AGAINST WHAT THIS ACT PROTECTS.
5.   THE WHITE PINE COUNTY CONSERVATION RECREATION AND
DEVELOPMENT ACTS PROTECTIONS ARE ALSO IN PERIL, SINCE SNWA
IS PROPOSING TO ALSO TAKE WATER FROM THERE.
6.   RECENTLY, WELLS, NEVADA SUFFERED AN EARTHQUAKE OF A 6.3
MAGNITUDE.   MANY PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT NEVADA RANKS 3RD
AS A STATE IN SEISMIC ACTIVITY. THE REMOVAL OF GROUND WATER IN


A SEISMIC AREA CAN CAUSE SUBSIDENCE INDUCED EARTHQUAKES.
SO THIS IS ANOTHER CONCERN FOR THE REGION.
IN FEBRUARY A HEARING WAS HELD IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS WHERE
A MULTITUDE OF ORAL PROTESTS AND SINCE ALSO WRITTEN OBJECTIONS
HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE STATE WATER ENGINEER, TRACY TAYLOR TELLING
HIM TO NOT APPROVE THE WATER RIGHT APPLICATIONS BEFORE HIM FOR
CAVE VALLEY.DRY LAKE AND DELAMAR VALLEY.
THE PROPOSED LINCOLN COUNTY PIPELINE BY SOUTHERN NEVADA
WATER AUTHORITY NEEDS TO BE SCRAPPED ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE
ARE IMMEDIATE REMEDIES TO HELP CLARK COUNTY'S WATER NEEDS
THAT HAVE NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED:
1.  REUSE RECLAIM WATER SO IT CAN BE USED TO WATER ALL PARKS,
GOLF COURSES, LOCAL AND STATE BUILDING LANDSCAPING, USE IN
CONSTRUCTION WATER TRUCKS OR DUST CONTROL ETC. INSTEAD
OF FRESH WATER.
2.  POOL COVERS FOR WATER EVAPORATION LOSS THROUGHOUT
CLARK COUNTY. WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND POOLS IT
WILL ADD UP TO A SIGNIfCANT SAVINGS OF OUR EXISTING PRECIOUS
WATER.
LAKE MEAD COULD DRY UP BY THE YEAR 2021 IF DESALIZINATION
ISN'T STARTED NOW!    IT IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. IF WE ALL WANT TO
CONTINUE TO LIVE HERE EVERYONE HAS TO HELP IN SAVING WATER
WHERE POSSIBLE AND IN GETTING THE FUTURE WATER THE RIGHT WAY
AND NOT THE ECOLOGICALLY DEVASTING PROPOSED LINCOLN PIPEUNE.
VIEW A GREAT VIDEO JUST BROADCASTED ON THE RELATED ISSUE AT
WWW.WEATHERCHANNNEL.COM THEN GO TO FORECAST EARTH TV VIDEO
FEB. 23RD & 24TH "PHOENIX AND LAS VEGAS COULD LOSE LAKE MEAD".
WRITE, E-MAIL, CALL OUR WASHINGTON, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE,
GOVERNOR AND STATE ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVES.
EVERYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER.
TO KEEP UPDATED ON THE PROPOSED PIPELINE FIGHT GO TO WWW.
GREATBASINWATERNETWORK.COM.
THANKS, "PANACA" PAT                 E-MAIL  - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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