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#1101 dasmo

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Posted 09 March 2024 - 11:03 AM


Panama canal

“ But environmental experts are worried about another, more insidious problem that could make the water shortages chronic in years to come: uncontrolled development of the canal's watershed. The population in this 806,000-acre jungle area has ballooned to about 200,000 during the past 20 years, bringing with it massive deforestation and greater water contamination from sewage and industrial waste.”
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Posted 09 March 2024 - 11:09 AM

Water is part of a rhythmic system. Now that the globalists have taken over the environmental movement we have lost our main defence.
Now we will deforest 235 hectares near our water systems to build a solar farm to fuel overpopulation. And that’s viewed as a solution.
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Posted 09 March 2024 - 11:13 AM

Note that article I posted is from almost 30 years ago. Do you think that problem got worse or better?

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Posted 09 March 2024 - 11:36 AM

1990s science: deforestation and overly dense population has ripple effects on the ecosystem which effects everything.

2020 science? You fill it in.
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Posted 09 March 2024 - 03:48 PM

Panama canal

 

Since last year, severe drought conditions have reduced water levels in the critical trade route connecting North America and Asia, forcing canal authorities to reduce ship crossings and even hold auctions for when vessels can pass through.Jan 25, 2024

 

 

This is a temporary problem. In the long term, ships can use the Northwest Passage instead.



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Posted 09 March 2024 - 10:01 PM

This is a temporary problem. In the long term, ships can use the Northwest Passage instead.

 

Maybe. Or the Northeast passage, or straight over the North pole (break it up first). All three of those though have a problem that'll never go away - they are still likely to freeze half the year, possibly to the point of impassibility, no matter what climate change does. Global warming isn't going to point the sun at the North pole in the winter.

 

Possibly a new Nicaragua canal could finally happen too, another option, though the expense of building it must be unreal now. I think some Chinese billionaire controls the rights for that.



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Posted 26 March 2024 - 05:16 AM

There is also the new freight line across Mexico which apparently is competitive in speed. 


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#1108 Tony

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Posted 26 March 2024 - 08:36 AM

This is a temporary problem. In the long term, ships can use the Northwest Passage instead.

Only if there is such a thing as global warming.



#1109 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 03:03 AM

CRD sets new watering restrictions beginning May 1

 

Effective May 1, a new overnight schedule will be in place for timed/automatic irrigation systems and during the day for public, institutional and community playing fields.
 
 

 

 

 

The strain on the water supply during peak-demand periods on summer mornings has prompted the Capital Regional District board to make changes to the watering restrictions schedule.

 

Effective May 1, a new overnight schedule will be in place for timed and automatic irrigation systems and during the day for public, institutional and community playing fields.

 

The CRD said there has been a high summer demand for water at 4 a.m., 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. on residential watering days, which can affect the water system’s ability to maintain adequate flow, pressure and quality standards.

 

The new allowable ­watering time for timed and automatic ­irrigation is from 12:01 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on established watering days. Lawns can be watered by other means than automated systems only from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

 

https://www.timescol...g-may-1-8596152


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 April 2024 - 03:03 AM.


#1110 Nparker

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 05:16 AM

Meanwhile our reservoirs are sitting at 100% capacity.

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 12:22 PM

Reason for the change.is not related to the reservoir level. Even a full reservoir would still leave this problem with the previous watering restrictions.

 

The CRD said there has been a high summer demand for water at 4 a.m., 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. on residential watering days, which can affect the water system’s ability to maintain adequate flow, pressure and quality standards.

 

 

The decision to set watering restrictions based on our summer rainfall pattern and reservoir capacity is a different issue. A problem under present regulations has occurred and this is the decision to address that issue. A good reminder of the point of unanticipated and unintended consequence.



#1112 Nparker

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 03:10 PM

Meanwhile our reservoirs are sitting at 100% capacity.

I exaggerated... 

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 04:20 PM

You’d think the price of the water would be enough of a deterrent to watering. I don’t water because of the price.

#1114 Mike K.

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 06:45 AM

I don’t know how we continue to not require cisterns with every new build. Had we done that starting 10 years ago we’d have added several thousand houses with 5,000 (at least) litre cisterns for garden watering.
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#1115 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 07:15 AM

I think I’ve noted here before, there are dangers to standing water if someone inadvertently drinks it.

#1116 Mike K.

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 07:24 AM

Not sure what to tell you in response to that.

I mean it seems to work just fine for thousands of homeowners in our region who currently rely on water tanks either being filled by rain water, delivered water, or a combination of both plus a draw from an underwater source.
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#1117 Matt R.

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 10:14 PM

Extremely common here. If we were gardeners, we’d have one for sure. Easy to store under a deck too.
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#1118 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 09:27 AM

Taps will be turned off if water rules are defied: Merritt mayor

 

 

Merritt imposes strict water limitations months early amid extreme drought

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...tions-1.7182444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ya, you cannot turn off people's water.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 April 2024 - 09:36 AM.


#1119 Nparker

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 09:52 AM

You can in #clownworld.



#1120 Mike K.

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 11:14 AM

They will indeed. I’ve seen videos of people suggesting a bit of concrete end up in the metering hole where the valve is located.

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