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Snooth User: outthere

Calm after the storm

Posted by outthere, Dec 3, 2012.

After over 12" of rain over the past few days the Napa Valley is no worse for wear despite a few downed trees. Gorgeous day!

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Reply by JonDerry, Dec 3, 2012.

Great pic...I guess that's a good start for the water reserve of 2013.

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Reply by EMark, Dec 3, 2012.

I'm with Jon, thanks for the pic, OT.

Water is a good thing.  I hope the Sierras are covered with snow--good for the ski industry and good for the rest of California so that we have something to drink and something to flush our toilets with next summer.

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Reply by outthere, Dec 3, 2012.

Who says we are going to want to share it with you southerners? Damn entitlists. ;) 

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Reply by outthere, Dec 3, 2012.

Well I guess we can share some of it. :-)

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Reply by JonDerry, Dec 3, 2012.

I was talking about the vines, already looking forward to the 2013 harvest! 

Entitlists v. Elitists? I'm bound to switch teams before too long.

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Reply by EMark, Dec 3, 2012.

So, if snow just happens to melt, and that melt just happens to flow downhill (Yeah, like it's gonna flow uphill?) into an aqueduct, and that aqueduct just happens to pass over some mountains into a reservoir and, thence, into my toilet tank, I'm defined as an entitlist?

Maybe you're right.

I'm getting thirsty.  Please send more water this way.

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Reply by outthere, Dec 3, 2012.

Yeah those naturally occurring acqueducts are native to California. Freaks of nature they are!

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Dec 7, 2012.

Those aqueducts were brought over as cuttings from Rome. 

Great pix again, OT.  I'm totally happy to send SoCal all the water that runs off our roads and floods our crawlspaces!

Other than grapes, most growers hate rain because it comes at the wrong time. Big grape growers in the Central Valley irrigate, so they don't really like rain much either. It also creates fuel for hillside fires, washes crap into the surfbreaks (ever gotten E. Coli while surfing?), overloads the sewers and waste treatment facilities... A perfect day is watching the grey clouds scud overhead without dropping anything, then hearing there is a chain advisory for the drive to Tahoe.  Lots of snow for my elitist winter sports (I'm a mediocre-at-best snowboarder, but my kids can ski better), less trouble for me. 


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