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Re: “Borrowing Bay Water in Alameda

Seawater is living water; it's habitat. You shouldn't use it for cooling machinery. Use groundwater instead. Alameda has a lot of aquifer space. Yes it was ruined a century ago by pollution and overpumping, but maybe a cooling system could be combined with a remediation project. It would be real good to have more storage for fresh water, not just in the Great Valley but here.

Andrew/Oakland

Posted by aboutgeology on 06/25/2019 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Borrowing Bay Water in Alameda

I wish the degree warmer was expanded on . Is it Celsius or Fahrenheit? Will it remain low during winter when bay is 40 and in summer when it gets almost 60 ? The plan to warm the oceans for data seems like another free lunch for the tech industry.

Posted by Aaron Mcelhatten 1 on 06/22/2019 at 10:31 AM

Re: “How the California Environmental Quality Act Fails the Environment

In addition I would like to add (can't seem to edit my comment).
Regulators walk a thin line. although they strive to protect the environment, if they push polluters too hard, the industry, such as developers and the chemical industries, pushes back very hard.
Regulators are not well paid. They join the various agencies out of desire to do good for human health and the environment. They are a most committed and dedicated bunch of good folks.

Posted by dale on 06/20/2019 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Borrowing Bay Water in Alameda

Steve Tavares ... great article well written with deep in-depth information that seems quite necessary what with all the distractions going on in this country . thanks much

Sue/Oakland

Posted by nocalgal on 06/20/2019 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Borrowing Bay Water in Alameda

I was at Alameda Beach with my granddaughter the other day and the water was warmer than I can ever remember (been going for over 40 years) ... its also mid June ... I was sorry I did not have my thermometer with me ..

Then I remembered the Pacific off Golden Gate is warmer this year resulting in less food for whales .. and that there has been a die off of many more whales this year along the West Coast than in many years .. connection ... ??

And isn't there a whale in Alameda Point area (still there??) .. was it looking for food as it came into the bay ...

So 10,000 gallons of water per minute = 600,000 gallons per hour =
14,400,000 per 24 hour period .. Thats a LOT of water .. i don't care if its cooling your servers .. I care about what happens when you are dumping 14 million gallons daily of slightly warmer (really just 1/2 degree ??) every day for many years into our bay ...

Here's a suggestion Put on SOLAR panels ... buy lots of battery backup .. talk to Elon .. cover your parking lot .. or all the parking lots in Alameda with solar panels .. but leave the Bay alone .. there are a lot of animals that live and depend on that ..

Sue/Oakland

Posted by nocalgal on 06/20/2019 at 11:22 AM

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