Monday, February 3, 2014
The crazy drought in the Western United States-2
The states where people settled were built for a lot fewer population then they have now. Sun is nice to have but if there is no rain for a long period of time, where is the water they are going to bring from. The more people move there for the sun and low taxes, the more pressure will be on the water supply and all the lush lawns and swimming pools that they enjoy will have to be packed in. People have to cut back on gardening and washing cars and taking long showers because that is the new reality in the Western States. You know without water, life does not exist and there needs to be a serious discussion about how to utilize this finite source not only in the U.S. but all around the world. But since I am talking about the U.S., I will stick to what I am talking about here. Water has been taken for granted in the Western U.S. for a long time now but since the frequency of droughts are occurring increasingly, the whole agricultural industry in California and the relentless increase in population and housing industry is either have be checked or strict conservation measures with heavy penalties should be in place so that everybody has a fighting chance for getting their water. You can see the long term solutions elsewhere on my blog but the way of the west have to be changed drastically if they want to enjoy their lifestyle and this will involve how much water they will and can use.