Texas Declares Drought Disaster Across State – Does It Have To Be This Bad?

Texas Drought Map July 26 2022

On July 8, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster in over 170 counties in Texas based on the “existence of serious drought conditions that pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property.” Texas drought disaster proclamation. The drought map above says it…

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Finding Groundwater Where Others Say “There Is None”

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The current drought crisis is afflicting large portions of the planet, from the Western United States and Southern Europe to North Africa and the Middle East – making finding groundwater painful. In many of these locations experts have said, “No groundwater exists here” or the water table has dropped so low that it is impracticable…

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New Sources of Water Will Solve The Water Crisis

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The world’s freshwater problem is making global headlines as the crisis worsens planet-wide. But what is not discussed enough are the solutions to the problem. The fact is, there is a solution, and we’re sitting on it. Vast new sources of fresh groundwater are being discovered on an accelerating basis. These discoveries fly in the…

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Water Contamination – Making A Tough Job Tougher

Water contamination

Water contamination is taking a toll on fresh water availability and usage around the world. Water is already a scarce resource, with just 1% available for use, according to the US Geological Survey. Add in growing contamination and pollution and one can see how this issue must be addressed while we find new sources of…

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Drought Ravages Southwest US

USA Drought Map June 7, 2022

One Key Strategy Can Help Save It It seems like a bad science fiction movie. California governor declares a drought state of emergency. Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe Arizona declare Stage 1 Water Alerts. Austin, Texas follows suit, declaring a Stage 1 Drought Contingency Plan. All across the Southwest, drought is afflicting as much as a quarter…

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Stop Drilling Dry Holes for Water Wells

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End the Costly Search for Water Finding fresh groundwater for water wells, especially in arid regions, can be expensive and challenging. The success rate of drilling a useful well averages between 30-40% in areas where water is scarce. This means that drilling a “dry hole” is more likely than finding the water a farmer or…

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Huge New Deep Seated Water Aquifer Discovered in Texas

Texas aquifer

More Evidence of Fresh Deep Seated Water Last fall while exploring for oil and gas deposits in southwest Texas, a driller instead found a huge freshwater deep aquifer. Now called the Maverick Basin Aquifer, it is known to be at least 3,000 square miles in area and averages 1,000 feet thick in most places. This…

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World At A Crossroads As Droughts Rise 29%

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UN Report Documents The Drought Problem – A Solution is Available Last week the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) wrapped up its 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with some compelling drought statistics. Since 2000, the number and duration of droughts has risen 29% From 1970 to 2019, weather, climate and…

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Groundwater Discovered Under Antarctic Ice

Groundwater Discovered Under Antarctic Ice

More Confirmation of Vast Freshwater Deposits Across the Planet Last week, scientists announced the first detection of vast amounts of groundwater beneath Antarctic ice. As reported in the journal Science on May 5th, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography detected the groundwater in thick sediment buried under ice and snow. The amount of water from…

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