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  •  Lake Powell in UT is down 100 feet (9+ / 0-)

    from its high point which translates to 50% of capacity.  Most of the marinas and boat launch ramps are unusable including the big one at Hite. Since the water in this reservoir waters four downstream states plus Mexico, the implications of the drought are quite severe. To cover shortfalls, more and more water is being pumped from the aquifer, draining it such that wells need to be dug deeper and deeper.

    The whole southwest region along with southern California are in big trouble if the conditions don't change dramatically. Phoenix, Las Vegas, the Imperial Valley, and Los Angeles are going to dry up and blow away, returning the areas back to the desert they've been before.

    I don't get mad. I get stabby!" - Fat Tony D'Amico

    by sizzzzlerz on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:47:28 AM PST

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