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The term Peak Water is the point when water which was once abundant is or has become more scarce. Indicators of this point will center on the cost of water and its availability. The latter indicates to users that conservation has now become imperiative to preserve this valuable commodity.

Unfortunately any commodity which once was abundant will always be treated as abundant even when the warning signs indicate a scarcity is developing and that conservation is warranted. The world is facing this predicament as population growth continues almost unabated, but commodities including water are not increasing.

The purpose of this board is to discuss the trends that are affecting the availability of pure water found deep in the ground, and in fresh water lakes, streams and rivers.

Ground water is found in aquifers. "An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquifer

Without adequate pure water, all you can envision of the earth is a picture of a desert void of plant growth. Simply put, life will cease to exist without pure water.

The salt water of the earth is much more plentiful and supports marine organisms, which are important food source, but cannot be readily used directly to drink or irrigate the land masses.

Pure water, on the other hand, is nesessary for every human being and animal. Compromised water will adversely affect people's health. Prolonged consumption of impure water can have dire results.


USGS Groundwater Watch
http://groundwaterwatch.usgs.gov/


United States Seasonal Drought Outlook Graphic - click on image to enlarge






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#285  Sticky Note WIRED SCIENCE / Peak Water / PBS sumisu 09/16/14 12:09:17 PM
#268  Sticky Note Drought Preparations and Actions sumisu 02/07/14 05:55:33 PM
#252  Sticky Note Global Water Study- futrcash 12/04/12 09:06:41 PM
#209  Sticky Note Water Footprint sumisu 08/04/10 09:52:56 PM
#349   How Water Towers Work sumisu 08/12/17 10:39:49 PM
#348   As a river dies: India could be facing sumisu 07/29/17 09:56:56 AM
#347   The Relentless March of Drought – That ‘Horseman sumisu 06/07/17 07:42:49 AM
#346   Thirsty Southern Drought Areas Likely to Finally See basserdan 11/27/16 01:53:25 PM
#345   A giant reservoir that supplies a California county’s sumisu 11/14/16 04:55:21 PM
#344   Drought in Southeast States Wreaking Havoc on Crops, sumisu 11/13/16 01:01:37 PM
#343   What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the sumisu 08/21/16 07:29:26 AM
#342   Stunning Images From America's Most Important Aquifer sumisu 08/07/16 03:51:40 PM
#341   Las Vegas Water-Rationing Looms Amid "Structural Drought" In sumisu 08/06/16 03:30:48 PM
#340   Pests and drought hit Nigeria's tomato farms sumisu 07/25/16 12:45:46 PM
#339   8 lakes and rivers that are drying up sumisu 06/23/16 09:57:58 PM
#338   Arizona Could Be Out of Water in Six Years sumisu 06/08/16 08:59:31 AM
#337   When in drought: the California farmers who don’t sumisu 05/17/16 06:25:58 PM
#336   Climate Change Dries Up Nicaragua sumisu 04/09/16 10:12:33 PM
#335   The Middle East just suffered its worst drought sumisu 03/06/16 10:05:18 PM
#334   Look at the US Drought Monitor w/tons of Pro-Life 02/04/16 10:59:14 AM
#333   Detroit collapsing into third world status as water Pro-Life 02/04/16 10:19:59 AM
#332   World's Biggest Dam Has ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Low Water Levels sumisu 01/14/16 08:50:17 PM
#331   As rain pummels California, some see a way sumisu 01/09/16 09:24:25 AM
#330   Let It Snow - California Drought Recovery Remains Pro-Life 11/25/15 09:56:59 PM
#329   As Brazil's Largest City Struggles With Drought, Residents sumisu 11/24/15 07:10:55 AM
#328   5 Corporations Sucking California Dry During The Drought sumisu 10/20/15 09:35:32 PM
#327   California - A Deluge Followed by Mega Drought? Pro-Life 09/01/15 08:28:47 PM
#326   In Puerto Rico, Water Has Been Cut Off sumisu 08/16/15 03:41:48 PM
#325   If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get sumisu 08/16/15 12:43:55 PM
#324   Did The Mayor Of Los Angeles Just Poison sumisu 08/16/15 12:36:54 PM
#323   California drought: River that runs through downtown San sumisu 08/09/15 07:16:39 AM
#322   California's drought is 'a harbinger of the coming sumisu 07/24/15 09:42:36 PM
#321   A Stunning Look At California's Historical Drought - sumisu 07/24/15 09:01:12 PM
#320   Lake Mead reaches another record low as water Pro-Life 07/22/15 08:25:05 PM
#319   Majority of world’s largest aquifers are being drained Pro-Life 07/16/15 09:27:28 PM
#318   VIDEO... Water: The New G[/colo Pro-Life 07/14/15 02:03:34 PM
#317   Explained: U.S. Drought Monitor Classification Scheme Pro-Life 06/26/15 11:20:19 AM
#316   YouTube has lots of Rain Water [color=gr Pro-Life 06/25/15 09:11:51 PM
#315   Thanks! bagwa-john 06/25/15 09:19:20 AM
#314   YouTube has lots of Water Crisis videos: Pro-Life 06/25/15 09:17:24 AM
#313   It is grim. We're about to leave the bagwa-john 06/25/15 09:15:51 AM
#312   California Has Never Experienced A Water Crisis Of Pro-Life 06/25/15 04:21:33 AM
#311   The USGS Water Science School sumisu 06/19/15 08:15:07 AM
#310   ‘The water table is dropping all over the sumisu 06/18/15 08:19:34 PM
#309   California property values collapse as water shut-offs begin... sumisu 06/17/15 08:54:15 PM
#308   7 Tips For Less-Frequent, More-Efficient Watering sumisu 06/12/15 06:43:19 AM
#307   MEGA DISASTERS - MEGA DROUGHT- History Channel Documentary sumisu 04/16/15 08:30:45 AM
#306   http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/5/california-water.html bagwa-john 04/05/15 11:09:04 PM
#305   California water crisis? mgland 04/03/15 06:12:57 PM
#304   During record-breaking drought, CA activists want oil producers sumisu 04/03/15 08:51:34 AM
#303   California Imposes First Mandatory Water Restrictions to Deal sumisu 04/03/15 08:43:39 AM
#302   Executive Order B-29-15 sumisu 04/03/15 08:31:41 AM
#301   We heard yesterday that Brown had banned fracking bagwa-john 04/02/15 05:35:39 PM
#300   Gov. Brown orders California to become a water sumisu 04/02/15 04:27:58 PM
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