It was ten years ago that I wrote chapter 29 on water sustainability in the USA in the book "Immigration's Unarmed Invasion: Deadly Consequences". I hate to say "I said so". From AltenergyShift;
Drinking Water Crisis 2014- United States
Started on Feb 10, 2014 03:27 am
When people ask me what I think is the biggest environmental issue facing the United States over the next twenty years, my answer is always the same, drinking water. Yes greenhouse gases, climate change, ocean acidification, dirty energy, pollution, hunger in the United States are all huge issues. Likewise each has an aspect which directly affects drinking water. The problem is that after four decades of kicking the can down the road, today we are as a nation are closer to a major water crisis, and time may be running out.
The problem is that most people have short memories. A few years of concern over frequency of droughts can all be forgotten after a single year of rains, meaning that because of the cyclical nature of weather, often much needed water fixes are discussed and then forgotten.
Our friends at the Circle of Blue.org have made it their mission to keep this issue in the forefront, their timely, thoughtful reporting highlights the critical needs of water and the many affects it has on our lives and our economies.
That is why I am posting the first link to their 2014 Water Supply preview. My plan is to use this thread as a place to discuss the many factors affecting our future water. Let’s begin here
California, Texas, and the Southwestern U.S. Face a Critical Year for Water Supplies: 2014 Preview, Part 1http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2 ... -supplies/
California, Texas, and the Southwestern U.S. Face a Critical Year for Water Supplies: 2014 Preview, Part I
Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:22
After a dry 2013, reservoirs are near record lows for the start of a calendar year, setting the table for widespread water restrictions, reduced agricultural and energy production, and political bickering in 2014."