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(RedOrbit)   Arizona freaking out as nearly all of their rivers have this substance in them that locals have never seen: Water   (rednova.com) divider line
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2005-01-07 7:24:12 AM  
Dihydrogen Monoxide is no laughing matter, quite a lethal substance in the right circumstances. I'm surprised they haven't run for the hills.

/didn't rtfa
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-07 7:39:28 AM  
I wonder of the U.S. will permit any of this "water" stuff in the Colorado River to flow into Mexico?
 
2005-01-07 9:30:36 AM  
Cadillac desert: L.A., Vegas, Souther Cal..... you're in for a long dry spell.
 
2005-01-07 9:34:04 AM  
Bring it on!
 
2005-01-07 9:36:11 AM  
Rivers aren't supposed to have WATER!
 
2005-01-07 9:36:28 AM  
You would be surprised at how unprepared we are over here.
 
2005-01-07 9:38:51 AM  
I have to wade to my car in the morning.

Who needs drainage?!
 
2005-01-07 9:38:59 AM  
I can relate to this. The desert sucks and so do the water police.
 
2005-01-07 9:39:08 AM  
Well the ground is like concrete and so the water has to go somewhere... thing about those rivers is they would be full if places like L.A. weren't sucking the Colorado River dry before it get's far enough south!
 
2005-01-07 9:39:43 AM  
Chris Baxter, the lake's marketing coordinator.

/did i read that right?
 
2005-01-07 9:41:49 AM  
Some of Arizona is a farking desert, but most of it is increadibly beautiful.
 
2005-01-07 9:44:36 AM  
Only some of Arizona is a desert?
 
2005-01-07 9:47:07 AM  
"Water has been scarce for decades because of a combination of factors, chief among them drought and increased groundwater pumping because of population growth."

Draught in a desert? Who'da thunk?
 
2005-01-07 10:09:32 AM  
vernonFL:

hint: if it is not green, it is desert.
 
2005-01-07 10:12:19 AM  
Nice arroyo, yo!

Only some of Arizona is a desert?

As a non-native AZ fan, I've notices that the state has a skewed image outside the western US. Basically everyone who hasn't been there thinks it's like SE California/Mojave Desert everywhere. One you get a little out of the Valley (30-60 min north of PHX), you climb pretty high and get a lot more temperate and pleasant weather.

The areas around Flagstaff and Sedona is some of the most beautiful land in the US, if not the world (and 4,500 to 7,000 feet ASL). I'm planning to hike the GC rim-river-rim and Mt. Humphreys (~13,200') in June, and that covers everything from barren desert to high alpine forest.

/knows a little something about image problems
//Alabama resident
 
2005-01-07 10:12:19 AM  
All this debate over the Big Unit, and Arizona finally gets a little wet.
 
2005-01-07 10:15:17 AM  
They are always saying that we're in a drought and yet they continue to build new homes and swimming pools. Just an excuse to raise the water rates each summer.

You should see the people drive while it's raining! I have yet to drive on any road at any time of day while it's raining and not see at least one accident. Of course, these drivers suck during normal conditions...

/Tucson Farker
 
2005-01-07 10:16:14 AM  
NikolaiFarkoff
Alabama residents may be able to wax on about geography and numbers larger than 100, but Alabama natives however, well, time will tell, I guess.

/stereotypes are fun
//Californian, dude.
 
2005-01-07 10:19:01 AM  
pwhp_67:

You should see the people drive while it's raining! I have yet to drive on any road at any time of day while it's raining and not see at least one accident. Of course, these drivers suck during normal conditions...

Could you imagine if snow actually hit the metropolitan area? I'd hate to see how they'd drive then.
 
2005-01-07 10:19:15 AM  
NikolaiFarkoff

I did the rim-river-rim hike a couple of years ago. What a great experience but I would think twice about doing it in June. We did the hike at the end of September, and we burned up. Then again if it keeps raining and the rivers keep flowing the way they are the Colorado may be much closer than before.

I wish I was in Tempe to see the Salt River flow.
 
2005-01-07 10:21:46 AM  
DrLihsard: I wish I was in Tempe to see the Salt River flow.

It actually washed away part of a bridge. HA!
 
2005-01-07 10:22:23 AM  
what bridge?
 
2005-01-07 10:26:45 AM  
You're breaking my heart.

/flagstaff
//3 farking feet of snow
 
2005-01-07 10:27:27 AM  
Here's how you know you're acclimated to southern Arizona:
1. You pick parking spots bassed on shade, distance be damned.
2. You do not associate bridges or rivers with water.
3. You tell anyone who says "it's a dry heat" to stick their head in an oven, since that's a dry heat too.
4. You know why we don't have Daylight Savings Time: It's freakin' hot enough at 9pm - we don't need the sun out as well.

/desert rat, still loving it out here
 
2005-01-07 10:28:36 AM  
hells yes its supposed to rain some more this afternoon too!!!
I can't wait
~I'm singing in the rain,
Just singing in the rain,
What a glorious feeling...
[image from bttw.co.uk too old to be available]

slide rock is all flooded out too!


Storm pictures of the Slide Rock area in
Sedona - before and during last week's storm.

For a reference point, use the restroom building
on the right side of the photo...
[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]

[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]
 
2005-01-07 10:32:00 AM  
and the alma school road bridge is closed due too flooding!
andit needs repair
 
2005-01-07 10:42:22 AM  
Did Billy Joe Macallister jump off the Phoenix Metropolitan Flood Control Channel bridge yet?
 
2005-01-07 10:42:29 AM  
khatchaturian

Could you imagine if snow actually hit the metropolitan area? I'd hate to see how they'd drive then.

When Oracle gets snow (1/2 inch!) they will delay school up to two hours so that the kids can see it. I drove up Mt. Lemon once and the guard told us that we could only drive up so far due to the snow so I asked him how much they got. Since he said we needed chains I was thinking several feet of snow up there. Nope. Chains are required with 6 inches of snow!
 
2005-01-07 10:48:54 AM  
it snowed here like 2 or 3 years ago in tempe
of course it melted as soon as the flakes hit the ground
but that was cool as fuq
 
2005-01-07 10:49:40 AM  
DrLihsard: I wish I was in Tempe to see the Salt River flow.

It's about a 15 minute walk (yes I said walk) from my house.
 
2005-01-07 10:50:38 AM  
I used to go up to Mt. Lemmon and have snowball fights with friends... then we'd go back to town and it was in the 80s...
 
2005-01-07 10:51:01 AM  
I loved the storm the other night. First it was raining forever then hailing then the clouds were swirling around us and it was soooo quiet. Then the tornado warnings came. I imagine if a tornado touched down all the houses would be destroyed. I mean they are made out of styrofoam and chicken wire. Most people here in az dont have the slightest clue as to where to hide if one did hit.
 
2005-01-07 10:51:21 AM  
i was driving doing nothing on the shores of Great Salt Lake
when they put it on the air i put it in the hammer lane
i soon forgot myself and i forgot about the brake
i forgot all laws and i forgot about the rain
they were talking on the 9 and all across the army band
across the road they were turning around and headed south with me
it got so crowded on the road i started driving in the sand
my head was feeling scared but my heart was feeling free
the desert turned to mud it seems that everybody heard
everybody was remembering to forget they had the chills
then i heard the voices on a broadcast from up on the bird
they were getting interviewed by some Goodman whose name was Bill
i'm almost there to Vegas where they're puttin' on a show
they've come so far i've lived this long at least i must go and say hello
 
2005-01-07 10:53:07 AM  
It snowed in Tucson my first year in AZ. Color me shocked... I blamed everything that year on El Nino. Even my not so great grades...
 
2005-01-07 10:54:16 AM  
PopeSmokinDope: Then the tornado warnings came.

It was at that point I decided the world was ending.
 
2005-01-07 10:54:18 AM  
I had no idea that there were so many zonies on Fark.
 
2005-01-07 10:54:31 AM  
One of my favorite scenic moments was after we'd spent the night at Phantom Ranch in TGC, we awoke to 60 degree temps, and could see it snowing blizzard-like at the rim of the canyon. The mule ride back up was scary as hell, because the mules would occasionally slide on ice near the top.
 
2005-01-07 10:57:52 AM  
Cohesion

I lived right by the town lake while I was at grad school. I arrived a year too late to see the last flood that took out the Mill Ave. bridge. Now I live in Columbus Ohio, which is also under a significant amount of water, and once again have missed seeing the AZ floods. I miss AZ with a passion and can't wait to move back.
 
2005-01-07 10:58:55 AM  
2005-01-07 10:54:18 AM sdd_420: I had no idea that there were so many zonies on Fark.

Me either. Nice to see you all.

/Glendale, AZ
 
2005-01-07 11:00:09 AM  
How can this be? For he is the kwizatz-haderach!
 
2005-01-07 11:00:47 AM  
I think it was nearly 10 years ago we got this scale of rain. I forget what year it was but it was long before tempe town lake. the salt was flowing up to the top, couple bridges washed out I wanna say mid 90's but that was the last time I can remember the salt river running
 
2005-01-07 11:01:39 AM  
So, when is the PHX Fark party?

/Scottsdale & Tempe
 
2005-01-07 11:01:39 AM  
sdd_420: I had no idea that there were so many zonies on Fark.

What else are we going to do? Go play outside? No- I think I'll stay in and play on my puter.
 
2005-01-07 11:02:32 AM  
sdd_420: So, when is the PHX Fark party?

/Scottsdale & Tempe


Good question. I know that Azmoviez and someone else once contemplated it, but never got around to planning one.
 
2005-01-07 11:04:56 AM  
DrLihsard
but you don't have sherrif joe and his goons there killing people every other day
 
2005-01-07 11:09:51 AM  
a fark party indeed!!!
 
2005-01-07 11:11:09 AM  
so... you wanna go to a party?

[image from m3ltingpot.com too old to be available]
[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]
 
2005-01-07 11:11:52 AM  
It looks nice and clear out right now. Hopefully it waits for the weekend to be over. driving drunk in hail wont be fun
 
2005-01-07 11:13:14 AM  
what kinda party is that? im sick of doin anime girls
 
2005-01-07 11:14:58 AM  
I'm up for a Phx Fark Party.

And it did snow here like 7 or 8 years ago in mid afternoon. 'bout .5 inch stuck to the ground. predictably there were numerous traffic accidents.
 
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