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  • On 23 Oct 2014 in Desalinization: A permanent solution to CA water problem, yup1 said:

    New Renter says

    Oh come on - if a reactor can be designed and operated in a @#$% combat submarine a reactor can be designed to safely take a bit of ground shaking.

    I wonder how many combat nuclear powered submarines have been in actual combat? I am betting the first set of depth charges knocks a couple of control rods back in the core.....

  • On 23 Oct 2014 in Desalinization: A permanent solution to CA water problem, yup1 said:

    New Renter says

    yup1 says

    701 Miles long, last pumping plant lifts water 1926 ft.

    And recovers most of that energy on the other side. Plus its a nice flat valley most of the way. Gravity pushes the water most of the way to the Tehachepes. Your proposal travels along the Cascades. How many pumping stations will you need to get water from the Columbia to Shasta?

    I have no idea the number of pumping plants needed. I would assume the entire project net energy required would be whatever is required to move the volume of water desired 700+ miles and lift it net 800'. We tie into existing infrustructure and expand it where needed which would save on costs (California aqueduct, Shasta Dam) You are failing to realize this project would also get an increase in net energy out of Shasta.

    I am pretty sure it would require much less energy than any form of desalinization for the same volume of water.

  • On 23 Oct 2014 in Desalinization: A permanent solution to CA water problem, yup1 said:

    New Renter says

    I assume you are being snarky. Its about 500 miles from the Columbia to Lake Shasta with 800'+ overall elevation climb. Compare that to the Los Angeles aqueduct going from Owens lake at 3500' to LA at about sea level.

    The California Aqueduct.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Aqueduct

    701 Miles long, last pumping plant lifts water 1926 ft.

    The Rogue river only flows 5 Million acre feet per year vs 192 Million for Columbia...

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