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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:00 pm | Updated: 11:47 pm, Fri Jul 26, 2013.

The Colorado River is oversubscribed and expected to dwindle in the years ahead, hit hard by drought and the water needs of millions of people, including Santa Feans.

“Water demand exceeds the supply,” Santa Fe Mayor David Coss said Thursday as he announced the city’s intention to join with other municipalities in seeking specific actions to help the Colorado River.

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4 comments:

  • Joseph Hempfling posted at 12:13 pm on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    joehempfling Posts: 125

    WAKE UP SANTA FE ! THE 800 LB GORILLA THAT IS, HAS BEEN AND WILL BE WASTING THE MOST PRECIOUS OF OUR GOD GIVEN RESOURCES; WATER, IS FRACKING BY OIL AND GAS AND ALL IN THE NAME OF RUNAWAY PROFITS !
    MONEY IS THE NAME OF THE GAME AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND NOW HIDDEN BEHIND SUCH MADE UP TERMS AS NATIONAL SECURITY AND WAR ON TERRORISM. REMEMBER IT TAKES MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER TO FRACK ONE WELL AND WHICH MUST BE DONE NUMEROUS TIMES TO BE "ECONOMICALLY " PROFITABLE. AND I ASK AT WHOSE EXPENSE? YOURS AND MINE. PROTECT OUR WATER; BAN FRANCKING NOW !!

     
  • Philip Taccetta posted at 7:42 am on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    PhiltheElder Posts: 131

    In the not to distant future when people are paying as much for water as they do for gasoline they'll think about it before wasting it...Meanwhile maybe the city, county and state should take a long hard look at water policies. Do we really need to pipe water to support 156 houses 15miles south of the city so a developer can make a huge profit? Or allocate irrigation water for dust control for a gravel pit? We should be taking a long hard look at water use and allocation!

     
  • mark mocha posted at 7:35 am on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 207

    Yeah, how about stopping all of these unwanted and unneeded "luxury" developements and putting the kibosh on any future golf courses. Heading past Eldorado wells are slowing down and/or drying up. A little common sense can go a long way.

     
  • karl hardy posted at 5:09 am on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    karl hardy Posts: 42

    Santa Fe could help by quitting being in denial that its growth is unsustainable

     
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