He’s not kidding. Lake Powell and Lake Mead are at 27% capacity.
Look no further than the corporation farmers and their wasteful methods of flood watering along the Colorado all the way from Grand Junction to Yuma. It may be expensive to convert to drip irrigation but it will be much more cost effective now than a few years down the road when there is nary a trickle left.
This is a global, deadly serious problem
“Need” those golf courses and green lawns, right?
You need them cement ponds when you live in the desert.
Due to the drought, skeletons, artifacts, buried villages, and ships of yesteryear are exposed…
All to predictable.
Indeed it is a day of reckoning.
Whatcha gonna do when the river runs dry?
The western edge of both North and South America is littered with evidence of past civilizations that have came and went based on the availability of water. We may or may not see another.
I believed they all were warned a few decades ago this was coming if certain steps are not started.
“I believed they all were warned a few decades ago this was coming if certain steps are not started.”
If they’re not listening now, they certainly wouldn’t have listened then.
Oh, right. They didn’t.
People who live in a desert and have purty green lawns near purty green golf courses deserve to die of thirst.
the Colorado River has not reached the sea for years!
The worst offenders are the wealthy, because the fines for excessive water use are chump change for them.
And yet 1/3 of Pakistan is under water, and Jackson’s decrepit water supply (both ends) has failed. Thank goodness these are acts of God and not related to climate change.
November 20, 2017