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    Default We could fill Lake Powell in less than a year with an aqueduct from Mississippi River

    I hope they seriously take this in consideration, don't have much time either?!! The drought in the southwest is going into it's 22nd year.

    Regarding the Mississippi water letters of June 26, citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi south of the Old River Control Structure don’t need all that water. All it does is cause flooding and massive tax expenditures to repair and strengthen dikes.

    The best solution would be for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build an aqueduct from the Old River Control Structure on the Mississippi to Lake Powell, fill it, and then send more water from there down the Colorado to fill lake Mead.

    About 4.5 million/gals a second flow past that structure on the Mississippi. As mentioned, New Orleans has a problem with that much water anyway, so let’s divert 250,000 gallons/sec to Lake Powell, which currently has a shortage of 5.5 trillion gallons.

    This would take 254 days to fill.

    Lake Mead has a somewhat larger shortage, about 8 trillion gallons, but it could be filled in about 370 days at 250,000 gallons/sec.

    Within a year and eight months of the aqueduct’s finish, both reservoirs would be filled and most of the Southwest’s water problems would be gone. We built a California aqueduct that saved Southern California and a crude oil pipeline across Alaska that were far more difficult than this proposal.

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    because no one else needs the Mississippi......
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    something the idiots forgot......
    elevation of Lake Powell.....3,652 feet.....
    https://www.google.com/search?q=elev...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    elevation of the Mississippi River......1,475 feet
    https://www.google.com/search?q=elev...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    I wonder how much energy it would take to lift 8 trillion gallons of water 2200 feet.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by signalmankenneth View Post
    I hope they seriously take this in consideration, don't have much time either?!! The drought in the southwest is going into it's 22nd year.

    Regarding the Mississippi water letters of June 26, citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi south of the Old River Control Structure don’t need all that water. All it does is cause flooding and massive tax expenditures to repair and strengthen dikes.

    The best solution would be for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build an aqueduct from the Old River Control Structure on the Mississippi to Lake Powell, fill it, and then send more water from there down the Colorado to fill lake Mead.

    About 4.5 million/gals a second flow past that structure on the Mississippi. As mentioned, New Orleans has a problem with that much water anyway, so let’s divert 250,000 gallons/sec to Lake Powell, which currently has a shortage of 5.5 trillion gallons.

    This would take 254 days to fill.

    Lake Mead has a somewhat larger shortage, about 8 trillion gallons, but it could be filled in about 370 days at 250,000 gallons/sec.

    Within a year and eight months of the aqueduct’s finish, both reservoirs would be filled and most of the Southwest’s water problems would be gone. We built a California aqueduct that saved Southern California and a crude oil pipeline across Alaska that were far more difficult than this proposal.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/could-fil...113004409.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    something the idiots forgot......
    elevation of Lake Powell.....3,652 feet.....
    https://www.google.com/search?q=elev...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    elevation of the Mississippi River......1,475 feet
    https://www.google.com/search?q=elev...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    I wonder how much energy it would take to lift 8 trillion gallons of water 2200 feet.....
    this is the problem they would have to overcome for sure. you can justify the energy expenditure to move a source of energy - like an oil pipeline - but water?

    he is right about the excess water though. Every spring, we have far more water then we know what to do with. Watersheds keep getting developed from urban sprawl too, so flooding keeps getting worse for that reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalmankenneth View Post
    I hope they seriously take this in consideration, don't have much time either?!! The drought in the southwest is going into it's 22nd year.

    Regarding the Mississippi water letters of June 26, citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi south of the Old River Control Structure don’t need all that water. All it does is cause flooding and massive tax expenditures to repair and strengthen dikes.

    The best solution would be for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build an aqueduct from the Old River Control Structure on the Mississippi to Lake Powell, fill it, and then send more water from there down the Colorado to fill lake Mead.

    About 4.5 million/gals a second flow past that structure on the Mississippi. As mentioned, New Orleans has a problem with that much water anyway, so let’s divert 250,000 gallons/sec to Lake Powell, which currently has a shortage of 5.5 trillion gallons.

    This would take 254 days to fill.

    Lake Mead has a somewhat larger shortage, about 8 trillion gallons, but it could be filled in about 370 days at 250,000 gallons/sec.

    Within a year and eight months of the aqueduct’s finish, both reservoirs would be filled and most of the Southwest’s water problems would be gone. We built a California aqueduct that saved Southern California and a crude oil pipeline across Alaska that were far more difficult than this proposal.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/could-fil...113004409.html

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    well Cali caused it. I guess they better get started negotiating some contracts because Im certanly not paying for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signalmankenneth View Post
    [B]I hope they seriously take this in consideration, don't have much time either?!! The drought in the southwest is going into it's 22nd year.

    Regarding the Mississippi water letters of June 26, citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi south of the Old River Control Structure don’t need all that water. All it does is cause flooding and massive tax expenditures to repair and strengthen dikes.

    The best solution would be for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build an aqueduct from the Old River Control Structure on the Mississippi to Lake Powell, fill it, and then send more water from there down the Colorado to fill lake Mead.

    About 4.5 million/gals a second flow past that structure on the Mississippi. As mentioned, New Orleans has a problem with that much water anyway, so let’s divert 250,000 gallons/sec to Lake Powell, which currently has a shortage of 5.5 trillion gallons.

    This would take 254 days to fill.

    Lake Mead has a somewhat larger shortage, about 8 trillion gallons, but it could be filled in about 370 days at 250,000 gallons/sec.

    [COLOR=#1D2228][FONT=&]Within a year and eight months of the aqueduct’s finish, both reservoirs would be filled and most of the Southwest’s water problems would be gone. We built a California aqueduct that saved Southern California and a crude oil pipeline across Alaska that were far more difficult than this proposal.
    I dunno, I expect the states that border the Mississippi might have something to say about that, as well as the citizens of all the states that the pipeline would pass through. Maybe they should think about building some desalination plants out there and use the huge body of water at their doorstep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    something the idiots forgot......
    elevation of Lake Powell.....3,652 feet.....
    https://www.google.com/search?q=elev...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    elevation of the Mississippi River......1,475 feet
    https://www.google.com/search?q=elev...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    I wonder how much energy it would take to lift 8 trillion gallons of water 2200 feet.....
    Oops.
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    I say we compromise.....we make a pipeline from the Mississippi to some desert land in New Mexico and make half the people from Los Angeles move there to live......
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    Quote Originally Posted by zymurgy View Post
    this is the problem they would have to overcome for sure. you can justify the energy expenditure to move a source of energy - like an oil pipeline - but water?

    he is right about the excess water though. Every spring, we have far more water then we know what to do with. Watersheds keep getting developed from urban sprawl too, so flooding keeps getting worse for that reason
    Actually, this might be a use for wind or solar power. When wind or sunshine is available, you pump water. When it isn't, you don't. At full capacity, the maximum amount of water is pumped. If less than full capacity, you pump what you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalmankenneth View Post
    blah blah blah
    Sorry, it's an environmental disaster to export water from one river basin to he next. The desert dwellers will just have to stay dry.

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