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Old 07-14-2015, 11:21 AM   #29
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Smile I can't understand it

There is the whole Pacific Ocean along California. Haven't CA residents ever heard of distillation?

From Wikipedia:

"Drinking water has been distilled from sea water since at least ca. 200 AD when the process was clearly described by Alexander of Aphrodisias.[1] Its history predates this, as a passage in Aristotle's Meteorologica (II.3, 358b16) refers to the distillation of water.[2] Captain Israel Williams of the Friendship (1797) improvised a way to distill water, which he described in his journal.[3]"

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Old 07-14-2015, 11:49 AM   #30
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Yep, we are well aware of distillation of sea water. The majority of fresh water for Santa Catalina Island comes from a desalinization plant. Not to mention military installations on islands as well as ships at sea.

But... the cost per gallon is astronomical and, for the millions of peeps in the state, the amount of power required would put a huge drain on the existing and future power infrastructures.

This is an idea that comes around every drought and, by the time anything can be done, the drought ends. But there are a few smaller plants currently operating for areas that don't have access to sufficient well water in any but the best of times, i.e. that place "26 Miles Across the Sea". (Actually it's 22 miles, but that didn't fit the song.... LOL)


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Old 07-14-2015, 02:13 PM   #31
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Plenty of Fresh WATER!

Just for everyone's information Arkansas has plenty of water this year! There is no shortages! Rest rooms, showers and drinking fountains are all still open. The water is clear, cool, refreshing and free (for the most part)! The lakes are full of water, with good boating, fishing and swimming.
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:34 PM   #32
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Ya, not only are the lakes and streams full of water, so is the air. Did someone say it is humid down south? LOL

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Old 07-14-2015, 05:25 PM   #33
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[QUOTE=Bob Miller;534782]on a weekend.....

On the other hand, if scare tactics deters a few from visiting, so be it.... That will make more room in those water desolate places, like Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Mts. Lassen and Shasta, the Magnificent Redwoods and the 100's of miles of California Beaches, that much less crowded for those of us that live in and delight in the 330+ days of RV'ing a year we can enjoy, all by taking a few extra water containers along, just in case.QUOTE]

Hey Bob, I hadn't thought of that. I live maybe 30 miles north of the north entry into Yosemite and rarey every go down there anymore. Maybe this year I will, and maybe even find a campsite. That would be a shock.

[QUOTE As a state, we aren't restricting needed water usage, we are just cutting back on unnecessary consumption while Mother/Father Nature plays their tricks on us again. it is in AZ and NM all of the time. QUOTE]

I'd say you are a little wrong there. There are lots of towns here in No. California that have cut people down to where needed water use is even being effected. I can't speak for So. Cal. but then I wouldn't want to as they are the major consumers of "Our" water. In the last drought I was amazed on a trip to So. Cal. seeing water running down gutters, lawns being water etc. We in the North, where the water comes from, were being rationed. I wouldn't be surprised that is happening once again. Because, Yes there is rationing here that impacts needed water. And, good for you that you even get to do outside watering.
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Interesting perspective about the water use differences from north to south. I'm in Silicon Valley this week on an IT integration and had to almost wade through the parking lot of my hotel this morning. The sprinklers here are spitting out water just fine. Back home in South Texas, a drought restriction is a drought restriction. Run your sprinklers during stage III water restrictions (whether you're a homeowner or a business) and you'll face a hefty fine.

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