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  •  just as mountain folks are not so aware (5+ / 0-)

    of what desert streams and runoff can do.

    http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

    San Elizario, Clint, and Socorro are towns with the same population size as Lyons. No mention of the flooding in and around El Paso on the national news. They're down the mountains from Boulder, but these are the southern ends of the Rockies, with less vegetation to soak up rain....

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 07:55:57 AM PDT

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    •  Lived 1 hour E of Sanderson once, people said (7+ / 0-)

      they'd had a terrible flood. All I saw was desert. Then they pointed out the huge gouged out creek that had had a flash flood five years previous. Nuts. Middle of flat desert. Looks can be deceiving, all that's needed is for a bunch of water to head in one direction.

      Wishing the water sinks into the ground and drought goes away for a long time.

      “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

      by ban nock on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 08:45:48 AM PDT

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