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100xOdds
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August 1st, 2022 at 6:20:22 PM permalink
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Las Vegas flooding: Multiple casinos, entire Strip, airport under water
https://nypost.com/2022/07/29/las-vegas-flooding-multiple-casinos-entire-strip-airport-under-water-amid-storm



Circa sports book flooded:


solves water drought problem?
or storm was too far from Lake Mead?
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Rain helps Lake Mead rise — 3 inches:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/rain-helps-lake-mead-rise-3-inches-2616180/
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BillHasRetired
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August 2nd, 2022 at 4:27:28 PM permalink
I'm a little hazy on the storm drainage situation in LV. Do the drains (tunnels, etc) flow into Lake Mead, out into the desert, or downstream of the lake and into the Colorado?
rxwine
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August 5th, 2022 at 5:13:05 PM permalink
Someone got a year's worth of rain all at one time.

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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, — Flash flooding at Death Valley National Park triggered by heavy rainfall on Friday buried cars, forced officials to close all roads in and out the park and stranded about 1,000 people, officials said

The park near the California-Nevada state line received at least 1.7 inches (4.3 centimeters) of rain at the Furnace Creek area, which park officials in a statement said represented “nearly an entire year’s worth of rain in one morning.” The park’s average annual rainfall is 1.9 inches (4.8 centimeters).

About 60 vehicles were buried in debris and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers were stranded, park officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries and the California Department of Transportation estimated it would take four to six hours to open a road that would allow park visitors to leave.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/flash-floods-strand-1k-people-in-death-valley-national-park/ar-AA10maNq?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=fc8a4216271e4ba28d18bab43573624f
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AlanMendelson
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August 5th, 2022 at 6:28:09 PM permalink
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I'm a little hazy on the storm drainage situation in LV. Do the drains (tunnels, etc) flow into Lake Mead, out into the desert, or downstream of the lake and into the Colorado?
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Everything flows back into Lake Mead.
rxwine
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August 5th, 2022 at 6:54:19 PM permalink
...and we end up drinking a lot of it again and again.

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Most of us don’t think about what happens when we flush the toilet. But the same water that swirls in the bowl, after being treated, ends up in our taps.

...the bulk of the effort starts at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and the appropriately named Sludgemore Avenue. It’s the site of the Flamingo Water Resource Center, a Disneyland-sized facility on the eastern edge of the valley and Nevada’s largest wastewater treatment plant.



https://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/aug/24/how-our-water-goes-toilet-tap/
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BillHasRetired
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August 6th, 2022 at 6:00:33 PM permalink
As an old civil engineer, the whole wastewater treatment process is absolutely fascinating. And, yes, after you get the clear effluent downstream of all the treatment is oftentimes better, quality-wise, than the river you're going to discharge it into. When they take the water back out of the lake, it goes into settlement tanks to get the mud and other contaminants out, then disinfection of some kind (UV/chlorine/ozone) before it's run through a bunch of filtration vessels and then into the water mains.

As a writer of SF novels, I do spend some time thinking of how to do this gravity-reliant process in the microgravity of space. Lots of interesting issues there.
rxwine
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August 17th, 2022 at 12:27:45 PM permalink
I saw this a while back. see link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTNmSQ8Nkgo

and while the water system alone is probably not economical for most, it would seem to me that California is the one state which could produce more of its own water, at least for individual households instead of contributing to the drought.
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