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Looming Water Shortage

Believe it or not, a Texas move to put $2 billion toward securing water supplies for the future, just may be too little too late.

That’s because while the move is prompted by the devastating effects of the ongoing drought, the operative word here is “ongoing.”

There is no guarantee, considering the way the weather is changing globally, that Texas will not be in a state of almost permanent drought from now on – even if some areas have to also cope with unusual storms and flooding.

Further, the Lone Star state is not alone when it comes to this looming water shortage

“What is life going to look like as our precious water resources become increasingly strained and the western half of the United States becomes bone dry?

“In particular, water levels in Lake Mead (which supplies most of the water for Las Vegas) have fallen dramatically over the past decade or so.

“Today, the once-mighty Colorado River runs dry about 50 miles north of the sea.

“So exactly what do we plan to do once the water is gone?

“We won’t be able to grow as many crops and we will not be able to support such large cities in the Southwest.

“If we have a few more summers of severe drought that are anything like last summer, we are going to be staring a major emergency in the face very rapidly.

“If you live in the western half of the country, you might want to start making plans for the future, because our politicians sure are not.”

Those are excerpts from an excellent article:-  Read it. Heed it. Plan ahead.

 

 

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Chris Knutson
Chris Knutson
7 years ago

My concern is that they may try to steal our water. About 25 years ago there was serious talk of sending Columbia River water south via a pipe line.

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