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The Ghostbuster:
Here is a thread for the continuation of the conversation started in the Interstate 11 thread in the Mountain West Board. Have at it!

kernals12:
Water is heavy and transporting it, especially uphill, is incredibly expensive. There was a whole debate about this in the 60s with NAWAPA. It was a stupid idea then and it's a stupider idea now.

And it's not needed. Did you know that Arizona uses less water now than in 1957? The water consumed by our lawns and long showers utterly pale in comparison to the tremendous amount of water used by agriculture, arguably, as more of the Southwest's farmland gets replaced by urban sprawl, water consumption should drop and in the future once lab grown meat arrives, we'll have a massive surplus of water.

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: kernals12 on August 24, 2021, 11:04:43 PM ---Water is heavy and transporting it, especially uphill, is incredibly expensive. There was a whole debate about this in the 60s with NAWAPA. It was a stupid idea then and it's a stupider idea now.

And it's not needed. Did you know that Arizona uses less water now than in 1957? The water consumed by our lawns and long showers utterly pale in comparison to the tremendous amount of water used by agriculture, arguably, as more of the Southwest's farmland gets replaced by urban sprawl, water consumption should drop and in the future once lab grown meat arrives, we'll have a massive surplus of water.

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Don’t go telling people about that special ingredient in Soylent Green.

kernals12:
Let's not forget the time the Bureau of Reclamation suggested damming the Grand Canyon

SP Cook:

--- Quote from: kernals12 on August 24, 2021, 11:04:43 PM ---water consumption should drop and in the future once lab grown meat arrives, we'll have a massive surplus of water.

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When speaking of things that have not yet been invented or made economically practical even if invented, the proper conjunction is “if” not “when”. 

When making public policy, the use of things that do not exist is quite foolhardy.    Better to base things on what actually is.

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