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Heck I would be happy to filled up a few clean 55 gallon drums and make a run to CA., and sell our frest hard water...

Just 1:34 of your time to see the begings of water problems that have already started.

Plus there are other video's if your into them.




http://news.yahoo.com/video/lake-wat...005036411.html

This is the last news item I had mis-placed........
It's not just happening in here in california. The ogalala aquifer may run dry by 2040. but then lake elsinore in california went dry when I was a kid but the lake had water again after about 10 years so all hope is not gone.

How long before the Great Plains runs out of water?

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It's not just happening in here in california. The ogalala aquifer may run dry by 2040. but then lake elsinore in california went dry when I was a kid but the lake had water again after about 10 years so all hope is not gone.

How long before the Great Plains runs out of water?
I am very glad a few members understand this blooming water problem America's are facing.

Here in KS. a well as Nebraska and I would hope further north as well as south,
each state would do more than just doing studies on the ogalala aquifer.

I had read where our KS., western counties are under pressure to not over use each applied amount from the ogalala aquifer.

Talk is they will place water meters on the farms. Yet one state doing the right thing isn't enough.

Plus sense this is going to become a National problem in time the FED's ought to be involved with the ogalala aquifer.

And in CA., as well as other known locations.
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I am very glad a few members understand this blooming water problem America's are facing.

Here in KS. a well as Nebraska and I would hope further north as well as south,
each state would do more than just doing studies on the ogalala aquifer.

I had read where our KS., western counties are under pressure to not over use each applied amount from the ogalala aquifer.

Talk is they will place water meters on the farms. Yet one state doing the right thing isn't enough.

Plus sense this is going to become a National problem in time the FED's ought to be involved with the ogalala aquifer.

And in CA., as well as other known locations.
Making the problem worse is people sucking up the water here and selling it for profit. T Boone Pickens is doing that. If you have property sitting over an aquifer in Texas you can suck up as much water as possible and sell it off it looks like. The Swiss corporation Nestles is doing the same thing as are other large concerns. Couple or three links below to make your day if you don't already know this. The first link is actually about Obama allowing the taking water from the great lakes. T Boone is doing the ogalala aquifer water removal, he's been doing it for some time even though Texas is in drought and there are concerns about Ogalala levels. People secondary to profit as always.

Barack Obama?s war on America?s fresh water supply!

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Making the problem worse is people sucking up the water here and selling it for profit. T Boone Pickens is doing that. If you have property sitting over an aquifer in Texas you can suck up as much water as possible and sell it off it looks like. The Swiss corporation Nestles is doing the same thing as are other large concerns. Couple or three links below to make your day if you don't already know this. The first link is actually about Obama allowing the taking water from the great lakes. T Boone is doing the ogalala aquifer water removal, he's been doing it for some time even though Texas is in drought and there are concerns about Ogalala levels. People secondary to profit as always.

Barack Obama?s war on America?s fresh water supply!

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Some great news plus I need to check into your posted sites once this second game is over.. larryr
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The Ogallala aquifer is drying up...

Rural areas at risk as water levels fall in massive aquifer
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 - The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central US is drying up streams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it for their crops.
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The Ogallala’s water levels have been dropping for decades as irrigators pump water faster than rainfall can recharge it. An analysis of federal data found the Ogallala aquifer shrank twice as fast over the past six years compared with the previous 60, the Denver Post reports. The drawdown has become so severe that streams are drying at a rate of 10km per year and some highly resilient fish are disappearing. In rural areas, farmers and ranchers worry they will no longer have enough water for their livestock and crops as the aquifer is depleted.

The aquifer lost 1.32 million hectare-meters of storage between 2013 and 2015, the US Geological Survey said in a June report. “Now I never know, from one minute to the next, when I turn on a faucet or hydrant, whether there will be water or not,” said Lois Scott, 75, who lives west of Cope, Colorado, north of the frequently bone-dry bed of the Arikaree River. A 12m well her grandfather dug by hand in 1914 gave water until recently, she said, lamenting the loss of lawns where children once frolicked and green pastures for cows.

Scott is now considering a move to Brush, Colorado, and leaving her family’s historic homestead farm. “This will truly become the Great American Desert,” she said. Also known as the High Plains Aquifer, the Ogallala underlies 453,000km2, including parts of Colorado, Wyoming Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. That is one of the primary agricultural regions of the US, producing US$35 billion in crops annually.

Farmers and ranchers have been tapping into the aquifer since the 1930s to boost production and help them get by in times of drought. However, overpumping has dried up 576km of surface rivers and streams across a 518km2 area covering eastern Colorado, western Kansas and Nebraska, according to researchers from Colorado State University and Kansas State University. If farmers keep pumping water at the current pace, another 458km2 of rivers and streams would be lost before 2060, the researchers said.

Rural areas at risk as water levels fall in massive aquifer - Taipei Times
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The other day Gov. Brownback spoke about the Ogallala aquifer, saying with strict management will help see the aquifer to start to fill up.

Then a few days later the local newspaper has a front page article about the same topic.
But it is about those finding it hard to pump water from it as it is so low..


Might try not using any water from it... Let nature refill it.
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