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 Author: Neil Freer
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:54 pm 
Hello, Max,
I submit that we need to push for a national water catchment and distribution system before it's too late. In the Spring people's house float downstream in heavy rains, catchment basins of large scale should be built every place in the country for supplying the East as well as the rest of the nation, the piping should be easy enough if they follow the same routes with the oil and gas pipelines already dug or built. In high risk fire areas ponds for helicopter dipping and fire fighting could be built and supplied, new farm land opened up relieving the stress on the current lands, increasing our food supply, as well as providing the entire nation with an excellent water supply. The economy could be served as an offshoot because the national system could be a classic WPA type project.

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 Author: crow
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:59 am 
You are totally correct on the water catchment issue. Our area here in the Gila Community of Southwest NM is a classic example of "Paving Over Paradise" where the springs have been built on, creeks have been paved over, grazing and logging have contributed to flooding and riparian habitat destroyed all to get rid of the water. Washing DC is another example of wetlands (then called swamps) destroyed to become the seat of power. There is a fledging movement here towards water catchment and I have covered most installations done by Stream Dynamics which have been very supported by the Town but no over all movement by the Town itself to cure the large scale problem. Though a Fed mandate would be good, we cannot wait for them to act.


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 Author: Neil Freer
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:23 pm 
Totally agreed. I think I could have made my comments more specific: I'm thinking in terms of catchment basins, ponds, every possible trap type water catcher every place in the country where there is sufficient rainfall to bother. Houses float down the rivers in the East in the Spring thaw times while we here in NM are parched. We need to share the water --- and good quality water at that --- nationally.


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