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Nevada's ultimate statement to water aesthetics is, of course, Bellagio in fun and fabulous Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a water guzzler, no doubt, with what seems an endless supply of water in a most uncommon, extremely arid local. But the Colorado isn't endless, of course. It runs through two countries and at least four states. The water that feeds the fountains in Las Vegas is a very limited resource, indeed.
Although our water resources are very different than southern Nevada, nevertheless, they are also limited. Reno has a different river relationship: clear and clean Tahoe water running relatively fast through steep canyons, slowing a bit to make a few perfect swimming holes around Verdi, then into the high desert, through the white water park in Reno and through Sparks, on into the desert canyons toward beautiful Pyramid Lake. This water we know to be precious and ever more scarce, especially if misused. So, we asked ourselves about fountains in the desert...
Fountains don't have to be water drains. In fact, if set up properly, water use is low since they recycle what water they do use, and since the right location can optimize use by decreasing evaporation.
Read this interesting article about the appropriateness of water aesthetics in the desert environment by Joe Gelt, from the Arizona Water Resources Research Center web site.
Water has a very powerful and meaningful hold upon the desert psyche. Water in the desert is rare and precious. It quenches the thirst, cools the air, refreshes the body. In other arid parts of the world, too, the same awe and respect shows itself throughout history. For example, in ancient Greece, the learned writings of the philosophers speak highly of water. In fact, one of the earliest of the known philosophers -- Thales -- believed that water is the foundation of the world. Existence is water for Thales, the very being of things.
There is something to this reverence and awe over the presence of water in the desert -- the dreamed oasis in so many old movies and childhood memories. And these oases exist! Even at the deepest, hottest places in Death Valley there's water. Good water, too. Drinkable and swimmable spring water.! And what relief to find good water in the desert.! It's like a miracle. When it happens, it does feel like you're in the presence of the essence of life, and then you see how much water is an ingredient of life's enjoyment, good health, even sanity, good sense and community. And then you notice, not only do humans gather where there's water, but so do trees and other plants. That is to say, when you live in the desert it's easy to see why gardening has always been so important and so much a part of the human experience.
What does this have to do with fountains? The sight and sound of water is a reminder of all this...
The sound of water is a type of "white noise" which helps many people relax and disengage themselves from the unwanted sounds of modern life. And, it seems everyone has a different relationship to the sound of water. Some prefer the sound of water falling into a pool, while others prefer the sound of water rolling over rocks and pebbles. Because of this, different fountains are designed to make very different water sounds. People have their preferences. The best thing to do is to come see some fountains in action at our shop.
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