Why The American West Is Running Out Of Water - Cheddar Explains
US Western Megadrought Worst In 1,200 Years, Scientist Warn
by Tyler Durden
Friday, Feb 18, 2022 - 05:20 PM
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California farmers face ‘catastrophic’ water restrictions. Can they adapt to survive?
By Dale Kasler
Updated January 28, 2021 10:31 AM
Green and Grand: John Wesley Powell and the West That Wasn’t
No photos were taken during John Wesley Powell’s pioneering 1869 expedition of the Colorado River. This photo, taken along the Green River in northern Colorado, dates from Powell’s 1871 expedition, which retraced the 1869 journey. Credit: National Park Service
"The completion of the transcontinental railroad was especially timely for a nation in pursuit of Manifest Destiny, which disregarded the realities of climate and the native peoples who occupied the land in favor of spreading American industrialism and progress from coast to coast. Politicians, speculators, and homesteaders were eager to exploit the promise of the West’s seemingly endless resources and would be quick to deny the hard truth that lives and livelihoods depended on one all-important ingredient: water."
By Korena Di Roma Howley 23 May 2019
It Is So Dry In California That The Drinking Water Is Literally Starting To Taste Like Dirt
Western U.S. may be entering its most severe drought in modern history
May 22, 2021
The entire state of California is now in drought, just kindling waiting for an ignition
By Chad Myers and Monica Garrett, CNN Meteorologists
Updated 1:52 PM ET, Thu May 13, 2021
Boat docks at the Browns Ravine Cove sit on dry earth at Folsom Lake on May 10 in El Dorado Hills.
As a megadrought persists, new projections show a key Colorado River reservoir could sink to a record low later this year
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Story by Drew Kann, video by Bryce Urbany and graphics by Renée Rigdon
Updated 6:34 PM ET, Wed April 21, 2021
Water Wells at Risk of Going Dry in the U.S. and Worldwide
May. 10, 2021 12:40PM EST
An orchard near Kettleman City in California's San Joaquin Valley on April 2, 2021. Frederic J. Brown / AFP via Getty Images
By Debra Perrone and Scott Jasechko
Drought in Taiwan Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers
By Raymond Zhong and Amy Chang Chien
Published April 8, 2021 Updated April 13, 2021
The water level at Tsengwen Reservoir, near Tainan, is dangerously low.Credit...An Rong Xu for The New York Times
As water levels continue to drop at Tsengwen Reservoir and other reservoirs, some companies have hauled in truckloads of water from other areas.Credit...An Rong Xu for The New York Times
What Will The Western Half Of The US Look Like During "The Second Dust Bowl"?
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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Apr 07, 2021 - 04:40 PM
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Western US States Prepare For 1st-Ever Water Shortage Declaration; Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Generation At Risk
by Tyler Durden
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 - 11:40 AM
we agree, 100%. and it really irks me the media has done such a bang up job of hiding fukushima. this is an issue we should all -- and i mean globally -- have a voice in resolving. weigh all the options and vote on it.
An amazing story... with solutions but these bureaucrats always want to take the easy and reckless way out without regard for consequences.
i doubt most people realize what's being unleashed with fukushima right now. it's the biggest story never told. a total nighmare.
Japan Comes Clean, Admits Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water In Pacific Ocean Is Now "Unavoidable"
BY TYLER DURDEN - FRIDAY, APR 09, 2021 - 08:20 PM
The world's supply of fresh water is in trouble as mountain ice vanishes
These high "water towers" provide a huge percentage of global fresh water, but climate change and geopolitical stresses endanger their existence.
By Alejandra Borunda
PUBLISHED December 9, 2019
Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater | USA TODAY
Published on Aug 14, 2018
In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis.
Almost 30 Bangalore Lakes Killed For Urbanisation! No Wonder We Are Facing A Water Crisis!
Roshni Jacob | Updated on Jul 02, 2019 09:09 IST
To the point: In light of the looming water crisis, we take a look at Bangalore’s lakes that were encroached for urban structures.
Once known as the City of Thousand Lakes, Bangalore barely has enough lakes anymore to retain its beautiful title. In fact, it was described as a ‘City of Burning Lakes’ in an article by The Guardian, a couple of years ago. Considering the impending threat of water crisis in the city, with reports saying Bangalore will run out of groundwater by 2020, the disappearance of lakes is an issue worth delving into.
Picture credit: Distilled Stills
From an approximate of 920 tank and lakes in the 1960s, Bangalore has now come down to just over 100 lakes, as per reports from 2012. With just 17 lakes existing in the centre of the city, we’ve lost more than 20 of these water bodies to urbanisation! Whether it’s to build up swanky apartment buildings or infrastructures like bus stands and terminals, several lakes were encroached. We’ve compiled a list of some of the major lakes (out of the 25) which were lost to urbanisation, becoming concrete jungles.
Challaghatta Lake was changed to Karnataka Golf Association
Koramangala Lake was changed to National Games Complex
Siddikatte Lake has now become KR Market
Karanji tank is now the Gandhi Bazar area
Nagashetty Halli Lake became Department of Space
Kadugondanahalli Lake is now Ambedkar Medical College
Picture Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Dharmambudhi Tank has become Majestic Bus Stand
Domlur lake changed to BDA layout
Millers lake was replaced by Guru Nanak Bhavan, Badminton Stadium
Sampangi Tank has become Kanteerava Sports Complex
Chenamma Tank was converted into a burial ground in Banashankari 2nd Stage
Picture Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Dasarahalli Tank was converted into Dr. B.R Ambedkar Stadium
Adding to this, there are several lakes which were encroached for residential layouts, grounds and other structures.
While taking over lakes might have met the urban needs of the city at that point in time, it has, unfortunately, led us to the current water shortage we’re facing. And, the only way out is to start acting now!
Source: Wikipedia and Bangalore Mirror
Puttennahalli Tank is the present JP Nagar 6th Phase
“Day Zero” has arrived for 100 million Indian people as reservoirs dry up and people queue in long lines with temperatures of more than 50 deg C 122 deg F
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Water Crisis in India’s Chennai as Reservoirs Dry Out: Photo liveindia.com
Where will the 'water wars' of the future be fought?
The remains of a dead tree are pictured at the almost empty Maria Cristina water reservoir during a severe drought near Castellon, Spain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Heino Kalis - RC1D52A2BDC0
'Water wars' could rise as a result of climate change.
Image: REUTERS/Heino Kalis
This article was originally published by Big Think
23 Oct 2018
Paul Ratner of Big Think
India's sixth biggest city is almost entirely out of water
By Jessie Yeung, Helen Regan and Swati Gupta, CNN
Updated 9:18 PM ET, Wed June 19, 2019
PUMPED DRY: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater-FULL VIDEO
Declining levels in rivers, dams spark water crisis fears
The CWC data also shows that, except the Indus, the Narmada, and the west-bound rivers of the south, the water level in all the river basins is less than the average of the last 10 years
india Updated: Apr 29, 2019 07:12 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the pre-monsoon rainfall from March to April — critical to agriculture in several parts of the country — has recorded a 27% deficit. An analysis by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, suggests that about half of the country is in the grip of a drought.(AP)
California’s central valley aquifers may be gone in 2030s, Ogallala 2050-2070
Posted on April 6, 2019 by energyskeptic
Africa’s Booming Cities Are Running Out of Water
By Ekow Dontoh and Michael Cohen
March 18, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT Updated on March 19, 2019, 1:19 AM EDT