Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Water Wars

Water Wars


Time Magazine


September 5, 2005


Madeleine Nash


Introduction


This article covers a subject which sticks in my crawl space! It is about some state buying and reverting some natural river and tributaries to their own state.


Las Vegas,Nevada wants to move and pump water from remote springs in Utah and in Colorado to Las Vegas!


Nash points out that Great Basin water fro these regions is already in trouble due to sever srying in our environment. Naturally there are some zoologists like Greald Smith of the University of Michigan who point out that if we dry out these regions we will alos loose tiny organisms who have lived there all of this time.


In Colorado Nash says the Colorado river's tributaries are going down dramatically.


Nash points out soundly that until scientists can report the effect that these projects will have on the environemnt that they should not be undertaken.


What do you think?


 

3 comments:

sunnyside46 said...

the gulf Coast woul not be in the fix we are in right now if the natural wetlands which normally absorb fllodwaters had not been drained.
Everything has far-reaching implications.
Marti

bgilmore725 said...

I haven't read the article, Nat. I love reading your postings. These controversial topics warrant attention. If it is off the internet, would you give us a link to the article so we can read it right away? Thanks, Nat. You were up LATE last night. I hope your family is getting better today.

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