Archive for March, 2008

The Thirsty U.S. West – Water Woes To Beget New Dams?

As reported in The Seattle Times, a booming population, droughts, and growing fears about climate change have regional governments once again studying dams, this time to create huge reservoirs to capture more winter rain and spring snowmelt for use in dry summer months.  This despite the fact that the era of massive dam construction in […]

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Australia Today = U.S. Southwest by 2050? Searching For A Salt Free “Diet”

While the brutal drought has ended over large parts of Australia, we believe it is an instructive model both of what may transpire in the U.S. Southwest going forward as well as of means to address water shortages. As noted by Climate Progress, Australian consumers are obsessively reducing their demand for water — and yet: […]

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National Water Shortage – North & South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee Experiencing “Extreme” to “Exceptional” Drought Conditions

For months now, as discussed on this blog and as recently reported by TreeHugger, several areas of the USA have been confronting severe water problems. In particular, the southeastern United States, where massive growth over the last few decades has outpaced rational water planning, is facing an extreme drought that shows no signs of improving […]

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A Royal Flush (2): Potential Alternatives to Addressing Nevada’s Water Issues

According to an article in the Salt Lake City Tribune, there are a number of potential alternatives to the water pipeline proposed by Nevada, some of which may also have potential benefits for Lake Powell and Utah.  Seventeen options are noted, including those listed below.  We find it interesting and instructive that several of these […]

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