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Just one more reason to support amnesty.
Fracting for oil/gas will use (pollute) 70-140 billion gallons of water in the USA this year. Let's keep using our water resources to grow GMO corn for ethanol @ 10 % in our gasoline our vechicles "burn" with subsidies for the mega commercial farmers who prodsuce most of it. Talk about WASTE!! Let's rethink our porkbarrel Con-gressional handouts to the already super rich industrial/commercial "farmers/gas& oil Producers". Stop them from wasting our national resources.....i.e, water.
gobal warming yet we still have winter storms as of april 10th in the rockie mts part of the country to go along with records lows and above normal rainfall in parts of the Midwest..
Yet there are no bans on watering grass by the millions of old geezers that equate their green weed-free lawn with virtue.
Another issue...That always crops up, deals with the need or want to syphon off the Great Lakes or other Major water supplies, when other areas of the U.S. are drying up...
Although the Great Lakes Basin or watershed is considered one of the "greatest or largest" supplies of fresh water in the world...It too has it's problems, when there are a "lack of rainfalls or snowpacks."
Assuming Canada is the major watershed source, then you have Wisconsin and Michigan that may contribute large amounts from their rivers..
The other North Central States...Contribute with their large waterways such as the Missouri, Platte, Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio Rivers, all joining up to form the Big Muddy into the Gulf.
With many of the rivers being used for commerce along with the Great Lakes, it is almost impossible to remove much water for other uses or ship via aqueduct to other parts of the Country..
Just inches and sometimes up to a foot or two, cause major implications to the Lakes or Main waterways...Drier years overall prove out the point, with Harbour problems and navigation situations particularily on the Mississippi..Lack of rains or snowfall can be somewhat devastating and costly to operations that depend on higher water levels.
The "only possibility" of drawing off water, would be in the upper regions of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers; AND THEN only in the Spring or during early "flood seasons." to control waterflows to the South.
The problem is, if an area in the dry Midwest or even further West, were to get some of this waterflow at "great expense" I might add....It could be squandred or misused, and would be expected "year around"...That can't be done, and in drier years very little if any; The monster that could be created?? Could die a quicker death then normal, if not watered.?
Although an admiral idea and a way to control flooding; Greed and "water wars" could ensue making a bad situation today; A worst dilemma in the future...IMO.
South Midwesterners and further West, would do well to conserve the water sources they have today....And not expect any supplies from their Northern neighbors.
Why anyone waters there lawn in Arizona,New Mexico and Nevada,is beyond my comprehension?
Demo-Rats (Tom Harkin) like in Iowa are responsible for creating a large demand for water!
We need to "delete" ethanol (made from corn) from the market!!
America has plenty of oil for our nations needs!!
Well with all the rain and snow these states have had this winter and spring, their reservoirs should be full. However, look at what Georgia and South Carolina endured several years ago and with those two states and Florida being dry, forest fires started when they did have rain by lightening strikes.
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