The Colorado River

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September 14th, 2013 at 5:36:58 PM permalink
s2dbaker
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The recent flooding in Colorado is having a positive effect on the water levels in Lake Powell:

One foot in two days is a start but Lake Powell is still 110 feet below full pool (3700ft).

The question for the poll is:
What level do you think Lake Powell will be at on July 1st, 2014
(an arbitrary date chosen because its near the highest level for the year)?
September 15th, 2013 at 12:29:04 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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An arbitrary date and an arbitrary location... if you are measuring hydrology of soil from Colorado to Nevada, I doubt that Lake Powell is anything other than an arbitrary location having little meaningful association with water flow. We take samples, Senators make speeches and various 'snapshots' are cited as "proof" of need. So I vote it will be at exactly today's level.
September 15th, 2013 at 9:15:08 AM permalink
s2dbaker
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Quote: Fleastiff
An arbitrary date and an arbitrary location... if you are measuring hydrology of soil from Colorado to Nevada, I doubt that Lake Powell is anything other than an arbitrary location having little meaningful association with water flow. We take samples, Senators make speeches and various 'snapshots' are cited as "proof" of need. So I vote it will be at exactly today's level.
I can't argue with all that. I guess I should have posted this at WoO because it's intent was more like gambling. "Predict an uncertain outcome based on what you think will happen" like sports betting. But if I post this over there, the troglodytes will turn it into an anti-global warming thread.

For the record, I guess "At or Above 3625 but below 3650" because I'm an optimist.
September 16th, 2013 at 6:53:46 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Is the current flooding going to fill Lake Mead?
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September 16th, 2013 at 7:30:05 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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No. It will not.
September 16th, 2013 at 11:12:46 AM permalink
s2dbaker
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Quote: odiousgambit
Is the current flooding going to fill Lake Mead?
It has to get through Lake Powell first.
September 16th, 2013 at 12:23:17 PM permalink
rxwine
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Since you asked, sorta


Lake Mead
Total inflows for water year 2013: 8,465,870 acre feet

This is 139.28% of the September 15th (2012) average of 6,078,150 acre feet

http://lakemead.water-data.com/

Las Vegas residents aren't in any current danger of drowning.
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