East Lake Erie sailors - can we have our water back? - Page 4 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 32 Old 10-22-2007
Owner, Green Bay Packers
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 10,318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
       
tjk is on point. The daily recharge available to acquifers in Michigan is in excess of a trillion gallons per day. The trouble being that God often has different ideas about where to put it than either the Army Corps or the folks in Lansing. But then God does not have the benefit of an engineering degree. (wonder how he get's by)

We have a relatively small lake here is SW Michigan that, due to previous engineering feats, has lost significant amounts of water. The residents pooled their resources and sunk a high capacity well to recharge it. The lake is roughly 3 miles by 5 miles in size and the well discharges approximately a million gallons per day into it. A resident I know who lives on the lake said that it has helped to maintain what nature provides, barely. During an uncommonly dry, but cloudy, April he measured the lake level. At a million gallons per day it held just even, ie...it kept up with the evaporation rate!

We're all pretty good at measuring what we pump out of the ground or municipalities pump out of the big lake. We're not so good at wrapping on minds around the sheer scope of the volume of water that a passing thunderstorm provides. A 15 minute squall out does what a high capacity irrigation well labors to do within a full day.

God may be capricious, but he's not malicious. It would surprise none of us to see record ice thicknesses in three months, or not.

“Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.”
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.
sailaway21 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 32 Old 10-22-2007
Here .. Pull this
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,031
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Quote:
Don't forget, more than 25 million people depend on withdrawals from the Great Lakes for drinking water. Chicago alone processes one billion gallons of Great Lakes water for human use each day. Lake Michigan water withdrawals account for nearly half of all the water taekn from the Great Lakes each year.
I'm betting that 24.5 million of them are Republicans...they bottle the stuff to send to their relatives in Tahoe..
Sailormann is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boatyards at East end of Lake Erie? wysiwyg General Discussion (sailing related) 2 07-08-2007 11:13 AM
St. Maartin, St. Barts & Anguilla bbayer4230 Chartering 2 04-23-2006 06:04 PM
Water, Water Everywhere Tania Aebi Cruising Articles 0 06-14-2004 08:00 PM
chrysler 20 and lake erie?? livetosail68 Learning to Sail 1 01-04-2004 09:32 AM
Basic Thoughts on Tides Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 11-17-2003 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome