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Who Pulled The Plug On Lake Mead? Earthquake Draining Lake Mead? (Videos)

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(N.Morgan) Friday morning, May 22nd, Las Vegas was rattled by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that caused roads and bridges to be closed.

Reports on the quake seemed to only make the local papers around Las Vegas, and were treated as irreverent by the mainstream media. However, a new development has caused this story to take a puzzling turn.

 

In the 36 hours that have passed since the earth quake and aftershocks, Lake Mead has had a dramatic drop in its already low water levels. 

As reported by Kimber Laux And Cassandra Taloma of the Las Vegas Journal:  A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook Las Vegas and surrounding areas Friday morning, forcing loose a rubber casing on a bridge and leading state officials to close Spaghetti Bowl interchanges for several hours.
 
After the Nevada Department of Transportation inspected bridges for possible structural damage, they deemed the roads safe for travel and reopened them just before 5 p.m.

Traffic had backed up for miles during the closures, which came at the start of the Memorial Day weekend.
 
The quake, which hit at 11:47 a.m., was centered about 23 miles south-southwest of Caliente, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The magnitude was originally reported as 5.4, but the official number was lowered twice Friday.
 
The ramp from southbound U.S. Highway 95 to southbound Interstate 15 was closed about 12:20 p.m. Friday, officials said.
 
“The joint damage was pre-existing. 
The tremblor simply dislodged the protective rubber encasing the bridge seam making it look much worse than it was in reality” and prompting an immediate shutdown of the ramps, NDOT engineer Mary Martini said in a news release about 3:45 p.m.

Since then, official water level data gathered at Lake Mead shows an incredible eight foot plunge in water levels following the earthquake.

 

 

Another issue that could be provoking this sort of reaction from the Earth is the aquifer depletion processes which have been used for more than a century — the pumping out of groundwater faster than precipitation can seep back underground to replenish the amount removed.

As a result, land in more than a dozen spots has buckled and subsided.

It’s one of 40 cases of groundwater pumping detailed in a recent U.S. Geological Survey report that shows how people are draining the nation’s aquifers, often at accelerating rates.

Between 1900 and 2008, the United States has lost enough underground water to fill Lake Erie twice. That volume has jumped by 25 percent since 2000.

As the West continues to grow, with ever more people and industries vying for the same shrinking resources, the days of water policies that treat aquifers as infinite resources seem numbered.

“At some point, the problems are going to be more and more frequent in more and more places — and people may not notice until it’s really severe,” says Leonard Konikow, the USGS hydrologist who assembled the data.

Here are some of the report’s highlights (or see the data as a map or graph)

The average drop in the last ten years is one inch, so this is a troubling outlier.

Source: Lake Mead Water Database,  h/t Professor Doom and Quasar

 

The sudden water drop could be because ot an equipment malfunction or broken censors, and we will be following up during the next week to see if levels normalize.

This is crucial since, as we noted previously, if the water level drops below 1,075 feet elevation by January 1, 2016, it will trigger a federal water emergency. And water rationing. 

Las Vegas Review Journal reported that forecasters expect the level to drop to 1,073 feet by June, before Lake Powell would begin to release more water.

Assuming “average or better snow accumulations in the mountains that feed the Colorado River – something that’s happened only three times in the past 15 years,” the water level on January 1 is expected to be barely above the stated federal shortage level.
 
Even with these somewhat rosy assumptions of “average or better than average snow accumulations,” the water level would set new lows next April. But if the next winter is anything like the last few, all bets are off.
 
If the level drops below 1,050 feet, one of the two intake pipes for the Las Vegas Valley, which gets 90% of its water that way, will run dry.

 

 Lake Mead, July 2007 to July 2014

 

Lake Mead, July 2007 to July 2014

 

Lake Mead, July 2007 to July 2014

 

Update: Moments ago the Lake Mead National Recreation Area officially denied that the online reading was accurate blaming the water level collapse on inaccurate water levels as of this morning.

 

Double seasonally-adjusted water levels?

 

Photo credit

 

References:

https://www.hcn.org/issues/45.12/a-new-report-says-were-draining-our-aquifers-faster-than-ever

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-24/lake-mead-water-level-mysteriously-plunges-after-nevada-quake

http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/world/lake-mead-drains-record-low-western-drought-deepens/

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/07/30/groundwater-depletion-in-colorado-river-basin-adds-big-risks-to-water-security/

 

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    • Pink Slime

      Hello Angle#3(prelim),

      Charlie here. I’m the one that pulled the plug accidentally. You see Charlie dropped a doughnut in the water and went looking for it. I found it at the bottom of Lake Mead and picked it up and the water started draining. I am getting a bit clumsy lately. Stepped on a doughnut the other day. Now I dropped one.

      Wonder what CERN will make me do to the 3rd doughnut?

      Signed,

      Charlie (conCERNed about my 3rd doughnut)

      • You People Are Nuts

        You don’t think you’re funny do you?
        The show is dead loser, its been dead for awhile and as a matter of fact, Charlie is dead too.
        Your OBC with it makes me want to puke.

        And who the phuck are you talking to?
        The girls probably don’t even read your little girl fantasies.

        Put it to bed already.

        • JanCute

          Ignore the ranting of Caucasian Male SLIME, who is an ancient white-skinned MALE “Dinosaur’, located in ameriiiSCUM!!!
          And, like the Dinosaurs, Caucasian Male SLIME will soon be extinct!
          It is the “Natural Order” of things here on earth!
          Halleluiah!

        • Pink Slime

          Oh shut up! Lake Mead is OK. And so are many other things. You think you are serious don’t you?

      • Anonymous

        Shut up. Shill pig.

      • Central Scrutinizer

        Where can I get in line for some of these donuts of which you speak?

    • Morgawr

      Stolen water to fill some massive underground tunnels, stock food, stock water and kill the people.

    • JanCute

      Hey, Nancy (really Nicole).
      The man that gave people like your deceased father a “job” (as a prison guard) in MO is about to be “paroled” because Gov. Jay Nixon “commuted” his “Life without Parole” sentence for………………………………………… simple possession of cannabis! You white-skinned Caucasian English speaking types call it marijuana, and (most of you don’t know this) IT IS THE ONLY SPANISH word most of you may-colored cracker christo-ignoramuses know, here, in the jew-nited Fraudulent Fascist states of TORTURE and MILITARY TERROR!

    • N. Morgan

      ConfuciousSay: http://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/nature/lowwater.htm

      There may have been an error in reporting, MAY have been.

      I am still unsure.

      I did live out there by Lake Mead for a time and use to swim there and I can tell by the latest footage and photos that the water levels have dropped way past the norm.

      The link above is the the Lake Mead tourist site, which states first thing, that the water levels are lower than expected.

      • ConfuciousSay

        Drought. I went to visit Oregon two years ago. I lived there from 1997 to 2000. The Columbia River Gorge was yellow in 2013 from being dry and Mt. Hood and Ranier had such low levels of snow on them I almost fainted when I saw them. There’s just not enough snow in the mountains melting off the last 7-8 years to fill the reservoirs.

    • N. Morgan

      Hi JanCute, I was aware that Jeff Mizanskey was finally being freed.

      An injustice that needed correction.

      However, Nixon wasn’t in office during my dad’s career..

      Listed below are the gov who were in office during my dad’s career:

      Gov. Matt Blunt Missouri (2005 – 2009)
      Republican
      Gov. Robert L. Holden Missouri (2000 – 2005)
      (2001 – 2005)
      Democrat
      Gov. Roger B. Wilson Missouri (2000 – 2001)
      Democrat
      Gov. Mel Eugene Carnahan Missouri (1993 – 2000)
      Democrat
      Gov. John Ashcroft Missouri (1985 – 1993)
      Republican
      Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale Missouri (1977 – 1981)
      Democrat
      Gov. Christopher S. Bond Missouri (1973 – 1977)
      (1981 – 1985)
      Republican
      Gov. Warren E. Hearnes Missouri (1965 – 1973)
      Democrat

    • my2pesos

      A Lake Erie ~ I are a Leak

      Water to Lava ~ Alto* Rat Wave……(The second highest voice)

    • Anonymous

      The same pigs that created HAARP .

    • Astral Silence

      Yep, the answer to everything can only be that it’s some sort of conspiracy. Lack of rainfall, drought…these are imaginary things, we all know damn well there is never such a thing as dry seasons, right? I guess the river in my town dropping down to almost trickle lately because of almost no rainfall must obviously mean it’s being drained for something nefarious, there is just obviously no such thing as nature and the cycles it goes through. THE ONLY thing that lake Mead losing water can mean is that there has been a hidden pipeline that has been secretly placed underground that noooobody knew of, or saw, or heard being built. It’s literally the only logical conclusion.

      • LifeIs

        Astral let’s look at facts. http://lakemead.water-data.com/ reported a 6.38 foot drop.

        In one day. The next day, we see that outflow has been cut back.

        If the drop wasn’t real, why cut back the outflow?

        Also the next day, we see an 8.73 foot INCREASE. That’s a cancellation of the 6.38 foot drop,
        plus 2.35 feet.

        The cutback in outflow from 11,083 cfs to 9,428 cfs raised the level of the lake by 2.35 feet?

        If their instruments are so bad, that they don’t know what the water level is,
        I’d like to know why.

        But thank you Astral, for scoffing at the secret diversion theory. It hadn’t occurred to me.
        And it makes as much sense as any other theory.

        • LifeIs

          I should spell that out.

          A secret diversion tunnel, damaged by the earthquake, makes as much sense as any other theory.

          And Astral, unless you can see underground, you won’t see such tunnels being bored.
          The nuclear-powered machines- patented in the 1970s- use heat to melt rock.

          You won’t hear them, either.

          And how do you know what people saw, or heard?

          You only know that nobody told you.

    • anonymous

      Could the US be trying to flood the underground Alien tunnels to kill them off?

    • Donovan

      When the Pilgrims landed on these shores, the Hebrew Native Americans told them to leave the land pristine like they found it. They tried teaching them how to live alongside nature. They taught them how to hunt, plant native food, and the abundant uses of the plants. BUT NO they did not listen and started textiles, milling and drilling. They made America out of all the Native American resources and continued to abuse the land. They call this industrialization, but I call it exploitation and plunder. In my lifetime the water was once pure and abundant that you could actually drink from a spring and not worry about getting sick. Now I wouldn’t dare drink it with all the chemicals, micro-organisms, and toxins floating around. There is a line in nature once you cross, it can never be made pure again; they have achieved it in the Gulf of Mexico. With the deception(apostasy) running rampant this earthquake may be an act of God or man made. Whether or not without water, people are going to suffer and suffer bad! California is already getting to that level. They are already drinking filtered poop water, yuk! The only way is for the Messiah Christ to come and heal the earth. The Native Americans always believed in the coming Savior and He is here at the door! So when some white man says we built all this America, the cars, houses, technologies and conveniences that you enjoy. I just say I am not impressed. Our people have a different culture, we are a spiritual people of God; all true Native Americans believe in the coming Messiah. Our people were taught from the beginning to live along nature in harmony how to build, plant fields and herd cattle. Our people are made of tribes, clans and families that are still around, some more than others. Our people are the downtrodden, but we have to hold on a little longer, until Jesus returns!
      Thanks for the informing news, the Lord Jesus bless you and your family! :smile: Peace!

    • JAMES

      “JanCute” – Although you are right that there is a consorted effort on many fronts to destroy the “white (Caucasian) man” you can rest assured that the fate of the white man is a s secure as all the comforts and luxuries brought to you by them over the centuries. Instead of simply spouting some off-the-wall man-hating comments, you should get down on your knees and thank God for the white man. Additionally, I have to ask…are you so ignorant as to think you could ever survive as a white woman without a white man? If the white man goes extinct, so does the white woman Sad, and not likely, but true. What kind of ‘white-guilt’ has someone laid on you, anyway?

      • Donovan

        What you talking about? I used to laugh at Blacks calling white edomite devils, but now I am beginning to see there reason. You take by deception and lie your socks off! Why should anyone thank God for the white man? I struggle with this everyday, why God did you create white man to be such deceivers? By the way your white people are from the lineage of Japheth.

      • HaloMan

        Dear Insulted white-skinned man named James.
        Those “white-skinned man” inventions you brag about as your “reson” for everyone else to “bow down” to the white-skinned mangod WILL BE THE DEATH OF YOUR RACE, an idiot named James!!!!!!!!!!!!

        The Caucasian race did NOT grow last census here, IT SHRANK (when Latinos were factored out)!!!
        I am reporting the painful truth!

        The white-skinned euro-man of N. Amerika is NOT reproducing fast enough to cover the loss of numbers from death!

        You had better learn about Glyphosate and stop your ‘believing’ attitudes on this one, white-skinned mayo-colored cracker man!!!!!!!

        Glyphosate is in the very genome of…….everything (SOY, CORN, CANOLA, SUGAR BEET, Potato, Squash, hops, malt, and so much more), almost, in the US right now.
        From Budweiser to nearly every processed food in the MASS bio-Weapon Food Stores of ameriiiSCUM, to, in the next few weeks, the French fries at McDonald’s bio-weapon Food Centers, something or someone is hell bent on sterilizing all the Caucasian males they can lay their hands on here, in the united Fraudulent Fascist states of Bio-weapon Food TERROR!!!!!

        For, you see, James follows a very racist, sexist, violent and barbaric creed called ‘christianity”!
        :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
        You would probably all be interested to see the way that history is written about the demise of “The West” and the type of predatory “judeo-christianity” found in the United States of America at that time, say, 300 years in the future????

        I propose that the cadence and usage of the English language will change, and everything communicated using language will be done “in rhyme”, to a beat.

        Keeping that change in mind, the History will go something like this:

        Title: White WAR MONGERING SCAM Man

        White man
        A no longer present Race of Caucasian WAR CRIMINALS, OH YEA!
        White man
        Spread Depleted Uranium Munitions ALL OVER Arab Land
        White Man
        They thought that “no RETRIBUTION” WAS GOING TO STRIKE “MY” LAND??
        White man white man white man white man

        White man
        The Caucasian male was the ultimate SCAM MAN
        White man
        These ULTRA-VIOLENT maniacs worshiped the image of a white-skinned man!
        White man
        For over 500 years, They Killed to Hoard, and would KILL to HOARD MORE, OH, YEA!
        White man white man white man white man

        White man
        He ATE the GMO Foods
        White man
        He also Slurped down the GMO Budweiser, too
        White man
        No one now wonders how the white man sterilized himself and was so “mentally ill”
        White man White man White man White man

        White man
        So, we “saved” them
        White man
        From the clutches of their FOUL “re—lig—on”
        White man
        Their ‘culture” just expired on it’s own
        White man
        And, after that, PEACE to ALL on Earth did FLOW!
        White man white man white man white man
        :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

        And, that, I’m afraid, is how the “History of the West” will be written, James!!!!!!!!

    • Donovan

      Truth hurts? Don’t say you weren’t warned!
      When the Pilgrims landed on these shores, the Hebrew Native Americans told them to leave the land pristine like they found it. They tried teaching them how to live alongside nature. They taught them how to hunt, plant native food, and the abundant uses of the plants. BUT NO they did not listen and started textiles, milling and drilling. They made America out of all the Native American resources and continued to abuse the land. They call this industrialization, but I call it exploitation and plunder. In my lifetime the water was once pure and abundant that you could actually drink from a spring and not worry about getting sick. Now I wouldn’t dare drink it with all the chemicals, micro-organisms, and toxins floating around. There is a line in nature once you cross, it can never be made pure again; they have achieved it in the Gulf of Mexico. With the deception(apostasy) running rampant this earthquake may be an act of God or man made. Whether or not without water, people are going to suffer and suffer bad! California is already getting to that level. They are already drinking filtered poop water, yuk! The only way is for the Messiah Christ to come and heal the earth. The Native Americans always believed in the coming Savior and He is here at the door! So when some white man says we built all this America, the cars, houses, technologies and conveniences that you enjoy. I just say I am not impressed. Our people have a different culture, we are a spiritual people of God; all true Native Americans believe in the coming Messiah. Our people were taught from the beginning to live along nature in harmony how to build, plant fields and herd cattle. Our people are made of tribes, clans and families that are still around, some more than others. Our people are the downtrodden, but we have to hold on a little longer, until Jesus returns!
      Thanks for the informing news, the Lord Jesus bless you and your family! :smile: Peace!

    • RadOwl

      Just want to throw out a possibility here. Vegas is building or has built new water intake pipes below the ones that already exist. Once those suckers become active….

      Also, now that the weather is really getting hot the evaporation rate is skyrocketing. I left the cover off my backyard pool for a few days and had to add water because a few inches evap’d in that short time. I hadn’t needed to add water since last fall. I think Lake Mead could be dropping faster simply because the weather is getting hotter.

    • neanderthal

      Has anyone found any dead bodies from Vegas where the water has disappeared?

    • anonymous

      :idea: :arrow: Could the US be trying to flood the underground Alien tunnels to kill them off?

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