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(Daily Star)   What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, especially the water (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Flood, English-language films, Hotel, Water damage, high levels of rain, desert city, Las Vegas metropolitan area, Nevada  
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3316 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Aug 2022 at 9:12 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-12 7:18:44 PM  
If Hollywood movie have taught me any thing, it is that Vegas casinos keep vast amounts of paper cash on hand in the basements.
 
2022-08-12 7:20:45 PM  
farking dry lakes, how do they work?
 
2022-08-12 9:15:42 PM  
But it's a dry flood.
 
2022-08-12 9:19:45 PM  
"It's so dry, we desperately need rain!"

"No, not like that!"
 
2022-08-12 9:21:48 PM  
So Lake Mead is full now?
 
2022-08-12 9:23:15 PM  
Hey, you guys know this climate change business?  It's going to get epic.
 
2022-08-12 9:23:17 PM  
The casinos will be fine. Had anyone checked on the folks who live in the tunnels that carry away the flood water? A taxi driver said the gov issues evacuation warnings but I haven't seen any reporting on the effect to _those_ people.
 
2022-08-12 9:26:47 PM  

gyorg: The casinos will be fine. Had anyone checked on the folks who live in the tunnels that carry away the flood water? A taxi driver said the gov issues evacuation warnings but I haven't seen any reporting on the effect to _those_ people.


Stories about them don't get clicks so no ad revenue.
 
2022-08-12 9:28:56 PM  

gyorg: The casinos will be fine. Had anyone checked on the folks who live in the tunnels that carry away the flood water? A taxi driver said the gov issues evacuation warnings but I haven't seen any reporting on the effect to _those_ people.


Nobody's living in those tunnels.

Anymore.
 
2022-08-12 9:29:16 PM  

Snort: So Lake Mead is full now?


I mean, if you're talking about human remains, then yes!
 
2022-08-12 9:35:58 PM  

cryinoutloud: Hey, you guys know this climate change business?  It's going to get epic.


I bought a timeshare in Vegas that promised the pool would always be filled and beautiful, you were probably the saleswoman.
 
2022-08-12 9:52:28 PM  
I haven't been to Las Vegas in a while, but I think that photo shows Main Street, not the Strip.

"Las Vegas" means, more or less, "The Meadows" meaning that it is sometimes covered with water in the middle of the desert.
 
2022-08-12 9:57:12 PM  
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"I came to Las Vegas for the waters.."
 
2022-08-12 10:05:57 PM  
If you go to Vegas, you're gonna get soaked. One way or another. It's a year round activity.

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2022-08-12 10:32:29 PM  
Normal monsoon season. Fun to watch conventioneers raft the Linq river during its seasonal floods!

/still bitter that my last summer in Vegas was the 2020 nonsoon
 
2022-08-12 10:52:34 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Normal monsoon season. Fun to watch conventioneers raft the Linq river during its seasonal floods!

/still bitter that my last summer in Vegas was the 2020 nonsoon


The amount of rain they have received this monsoon season is not normal by any means.
 
2022-08-12 10:58:37 PM  
Can confirm Linq was still a river as of an hour ago.  Also the goons are dicks.
 
2022-08-12 11:04:29 PM  

BigChad: I should be in the kitchen: Normal monsoon season. Fun to watch conventioneers raft the Linq river during its seasonal floods!

/still bitter that my last summer in Vegas was the 2020 nonsoon

The amount of rain they have received this monsoon season is not normal by any means.


Not unprecedented though. The 2003 season brought record flooding
 
2022-08-12 11:08:22 PM  
Amazing how often things they thought were sealed aren't. I'm curious if the roofs were bad or if the drainage got overwhelmed.
 
2022-08-12 11:09:01 PM  
Two bodies found in drainage so far.
 
2022-08-12 11:10:55 PM  

wildcardjack: Amazing how often things they thought were sealed aren't. I'm curious if the roofs were bad or if the drainage got overwhelmed.


The sun and wind are brutal, and the roofs don't get a lot of water testing in between cloudbursts.
 
2022-08-12 11:34:32 PM  
Why haven't they built massive underground cisterns for collecting water during monsoon season?
 
2022-08-12 11:45:29 PM  

gyorg: The casinos will be fine. Had anyone checked on the folks who live in the tunnels that carry away the flood water? A taxi driver said the gov issues evacuation warnings but I haven't seen any reporting on the effect to _those_ people.


There's a book "Beneath the Neon" by Matthew O'Brien that focuses on the 'Tunnel People'.  It's worth the read.

Another book by him is My Week at the Blue Angel where he spent a week (duh) at the Blue Angel motel (duh), which was around the corner of Fremont and Charleston in East Las Vegas.

Once you get past the El Cortez heading east on Fremont, things get more 'interesting' each block you go.

There's the old Western Hotel that made Jerry's Nugget look like the Golden Nugget, and then Atomic Liquors.  Past that, there be dragons and the guiding light of any type of salvation is the Blue Angel with her outstretched arms beckoning you to the mirage of safety...
 
2022-08-12 11:59:09 PM  

wow just wow: Why haven't they built massive underground cisterns for collecting water during monsoon season?


Welp,...
 
2022-08-13 12:10:30 AM  
When I was in 3rd grade, we lived in North Las Vegas while waiting for a house on Nellis AFB to open up.  There was a day my dad picked me up from school and it had rained like a mother all day.  I remember him carrying me on his shoulders while he waded through the shin high water barefoot with his pants rolled up to his knees.  I remember that the news reported someone died after being swept under a car and drowning.  That fast moving brown water is one of my oldest memories.
 
2022-08-13 1:25:16 AM  
I thought the monsoons going to be heavier with climate change,
I was wrong about Europe though. We were talking in the mid-70s but how Europe would actually probably get colder because the jet stream would shut down as Madrid is on line with New York. If we ever hit 450 parts per million (smirk).
 
2022-08-13 2:21:40 AM  

wow just wow: Why haven't they built massive underground cisterns for collecting water during monsoon season?


We have massive basins to hold water in a surge, and some of them serve as parks and soccer fields until needed. With mountains all around, the valley drains from the northwest to the southeast and the lake. Mead is our holding tank, with water flowing in and out continuously. Nevada is allotted less than 2% of the Colorado river, and we do a good job getting the water back to the river for other users. Flood control is a continuous effect as the valley develops and (hopefully) diversifies.
 
2022-08-13 10:18:54 AM  

knbwhite: wow just wow: Why haven't they built massive underground cisterns for collecting water during monsoon season?

We have massive basins to hold water in a surge, and some of them serve as parks and soccer fields until needed. With mountains all around, the valley drains from the northwest to the southeast and the lake. Mead is our holding tank, with water flowing in and out continuously. Nevada is allotted less than 2% of the Colorado river, and we do a good job getting the water back to the river for other users. Flood control is a continuous effect as the valley develops and (hopefully) diversifies.


Didn't know that.  Thanks for the information.
 
2022-08-13 3:05:37 PM  

wow just wow: Why haven't they built massive underground cisterns for collecting water during monsoon season?


Lake Mead is their largest water supply and it will essentially never run dry for Las Vegas. Downstream users are farked, but Las Vegas will not run out of water.
 
2022-08-13 4:41:15 PM  
Is it wrong to hope that the rains continue to pour, and the entire city is swept away?  I mean, sure, we're all hoping for that- but is it wrong?
 
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