UP IN THE AIR
Last Thursday was a travel day, as I left Whidbey Island, Washington at 4:30 AM to catch an early flight home to San Diego after visiting mom. Looking out the window, I couldn’t help but again think about the contrast between the US’s Northwest and Southwest. For the first hour or so, all beautiful green; after that, mostly brown or yellow. Yes, the Northwest has its own water issues, but they pale by comparison. I just don’t see how the Southwest can sustain the status quo, let alone keep growing by leaps and bounds.
I’m not a hydrologist, or scientist of any sort for that matter, but still: over 30 million people in southern California, Arizona and Nevada, states that average less than 10 inches of rain per year and irrigate crops to the tune of 31 billion gallons of water per day. The largest single source of ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.
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