For those posting about it going into the low 30s or 20s now and freaking out I am getting up to 2 feet of snow come Wednesday. How to I enjoy living in the front range of CO. At least this will be good for my lettuce I suppose.
hopefully you dont have anything leafing out or heavy snow could damage them. seen it here with late heavy snow.
Pears, Spice Zee Nectaplum, Zestar! and fuji type apples are all leafing out a bit.
Colorado needs all the snow they can get. The Colorado river is barely a trickle compared to what is needed downstream. And CO itself has been and continues to be dry. When you take a shower that’s thanks to snow in the mountains.
Part of the reason for so much water being needed down the CO river is the crazy amount of people. Arizona has something like 8 million people and CA makes up 4% of the USA and that is with a decline. Not only that but a large sector of farming comes from the United States. A large part of the country lives down the stream from us. So you have a combination of farmers and people living downstream where they should not be living. Size of California compared to United States). California has a county that is greater than 40 USA states. Los Angeles County, California - Wikipedia.
Yet they keep building more and more and more new houses and businesses tapping into the same water system.
They are doing the same thing here in CO honestly. We have many houses to be made in our neighborhood and they are literally building them a few feet from each other. They were never supposed to build by the highway by Morrison and they are building now. They are building in places here that used to be deemed unsafe to build on because they have no more places to build on in the Denver area.
Exactly the same thing here. If they keep taking all the farm land where I am at. Then when food prices and shortages happen they will wonder why. It is a pretty simple answer.
No one is farming here in the Denver area. Land is far too expensive in the Denver area or their suburbs to afford the land. They either go to the Greely/Fort Collins area up north 60 miles from us or they go down south to somewhere cheaper. In the Denver area you get a house for a cool 1 mill to 2 mill and get an acre or less of land where there is a season to grow. You can get an acre or 2 of land in the mountains like Bailey for cheap but good luck growing anything there. You go to Alimosa and you get warmer weather and acreage for a few hundred thousand. You see a lot of resentment from local Colorado natives to people who moved from out of state because we have essentially been priced out by out of state people like from CA, AZ and NY or made more and could afford more. The entire reason I joined USPS despite making the same nation wide was I had a plan to save up and move from the Denver area. I want to move somewhere like the southern area by a big city where I get cheaper housing but still within access to hospitals if I need hospital help and somewhere where it is warmer in the southern part of CO.
Where someone will complain about Denver folks raising their cost of living
Then the Navajo look to the Arapaho and ask where is the soil. Why can’t we see the birds fly? When will the fish come again, Should we dance or stand still now?
In fairness the people of Denver do raise their cost of living. They raise the cost of living for those in southern CO by voting in bills like the universal preschool, mandatory paid paternal leave etc. Due to the amount of people in the Denver area opposed to the surrounding areas the Denver metro area virtually decides what passes in CO.
The bigger cities in states usually always seem to dictate what is and isn’t passed state wide. It may sound sort of crazy but I wish the states would set up some sort of Electoral College sort of system where the counties have more say so in the statewide voting. Each county getting so many statewide electoral votes for state issues. I am not trying to make any sort of political turn to this thread just what you mentioned about the things getting voted in.
It is interesting to see how the snow melting with the weather is crucial for water for so many people since they have built up areas so much. I certainly hope all the snow helps out some.
Cities have already put up water restrictions in March or February. Maybe even earlier. I don’t think this issue will be solved any time soon.
You are probably right. Just a band-aid fix for a short time. Water problems are a horrible issue to have.