There are very few if any real conservation measures in most communities and until people in places like Denver :p and Salt Lake City stop growing Kentucky Blue Grass where it was never meant to be I will continue oppose all future dewatering of OUR rivers.
We are charged with be good stewards of God's gifts.
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I can't speak for lawns in general, but in Southern California where we have a water shortage, lawns are not a great idea.
Hearing them rant against lawns reminds me of an article I once read about the ecoterrorist group Earth First (Spit). It said that among the activities that those Earth First loons take part in is a ceremony called the 'Council of All Beings.' In this ludicrous ceremony, members take a natural object, such as a mouse or a tree or a blade of grass, meditate on it until they seem to feel they have "become" that mouse or stem of grass, then they get up on stage and tell all the other Earth First nutjobs about the horrors of mousetraps and lawnmowers and how it feels to be oppressed by those mean old humans.
They will not even let us use gray water or cistern systems. Every single drop of water in the state belongs to the water companies. If they get to jack me over in terms of rates, I guess I can use that water as way I please. ;)
Waterton Link that if Denver water had its way, they were delayed once, or has its way in the future will be a reservoir for Denverites to water their grass. Denver gets 15 inches of rain a year and now they want my 15 inches by taking the canyon I kayaked this weekend and plugging it with concrete. One day I'll stand at the edge of another reservoir and realize that under hundreds of feet of water there was once a pristine canyon, gloriously wild, sun-drenched, filled with butterflies, and towering ponderosa pines. I guess I can show children the pictures of what once was our heritage. :mad:
Each Denverite uses two hundred and twenty-one gallons of water a day and if the residents of Aurora alone planted buffalo grass instead of Kentucky bluegrass Denver wouldn't need a new reservoir.
I get madder than hell about it when I go to Denver and watch water running down the streets flushing antifreeze, oil, and cigarette butts into what's left of the South Platte River.The fish lose, other animals lose out and the vegetation loses.
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Somehow, I doubt that Lydia will never have to face that problem. :DLydia Leftcoast (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-11-08 10:15 PM
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2. I especially hate the two-acre suburban lawn
Edited on Mon Aug-11-08 10:16 PM by Lydia Leftcoast
So you buy this huge house on this huge piece of lawn, and then you have to spend all your spare time taking care of it.
When do you get to LIVE?
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