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The 100th meridian.

Many years ago, my parents were driving cross-country from Arizona to the panhandle of Florida along Interstate Highway 10. For curiosity, my father decided to count the number of natural channels he crossed that contained flowing water. From Phoenix to … Continue reading

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Lake Mead is drying up

Despite the belief of many Arizonans that the current drought is a liberal conspiracy, Lake Mead is drying up. Here is a recent image from NASA: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=45945 This is a big deal. If the lake level drops another 12 feet, … Continue reading

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Stream gages and hydrographs

In my ramblings about weather stations, I mentioned that stream gages are another type of automated data recorder that provide real-time data to the public. Stream gages record the height of the flowing water above a reference datum (such as … Continue reading

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Drought conspiracy

I am a 25-year Arizona resident. I have met people in all areas of the state, from different age groups, different socioeconomic backgrounds, and different cultures. I held jobs in various industries, both private and public. I lived in the … Continue reading

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