Water Notes - Armando Drain Water Notes Only 14 states reported that they did not expect to suffer water shortages in the next 10 years Tomorrows water

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Armando Drain 10/24/13 Water Notes Only 14 states reported that they did not expect to suffer water shortages in the next 10 years Tomorrow’s water shortages will require creative answers to challenging issues of equity, community, and economics In 2000, Americans used 408 billion gallons of water each day We still have an abundance of potable groundwater, but we are pumping it faster than mother nature can replenish it In most American states, groundwater law is governed by the “reasonable use” doctrine, that allows a person to pump as much groundwater as she desires so long as it is used beneficially Excessive groundwater pumping has caused the ground to collapse; rivers, lakes, and springs to dry up while making habitats die off Dams in the United States o In the United States there are 75,000 dams six feet or higher and as many as 2.5million smaller dams o Fewer than 60 American rivers are free-flowing o Opposition to building new dams is substantial o
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