The massive rains sweeping across the West Coast of the US recently have given hope to millions of people dependent upon the life-giving waters. Although floods and mudslides are a great danger, the amount of rain and snow has broken all records in the Golden State. Will it be enough to end the drought? Unfortunately, no. “These storms are really good news, and they’re exactly the news we need at this point in time, but we still have a long ways to go,” said Alex Hall, the director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA. Alex continued, “We’d need a couple of wet years in California back-to-back to make us feel like we’re out of the drought here.” As the New York Times reported last week, quoting Daniel Swain, another climate scientist at UCLA, he “compared the storms to over-watering a neglected potted plant: the water, while welcome can’t all be absorbed at once, won’t eliminate future water needs and won’t necessarily fix all the damage done by the neglect.” NYTimes 1 12 23 (may require NYT login to view)
Better Planning and More Options Needed
Recent rains have given a glimmer of hope, but California, and many other drought-affected states and regions, need better planning and more options to solve their water problems. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the state has already had four periods of persistent drought in the past 22 years. 2001-04, 2007-09, 2012-16, and the current one.
As we’ve reported time and again, there is a vast supplemental source of fresh water available, and it’s right below our feet. The US National Groundwater Association estimates there are 6,000 years of global water supply in the upper two kilometers of the earth’s crust. It is now available economically and quickly through AquaterreX’s combination of space-based technology, geospatial data, and patented instrumentation. We are proud to be helping solve the water crisis facing billions of people.
Deep Seated Water Should Be Added to the Mix Now
Deep Seated Water (DSW), is groundwater, typically sourced from deep aquifers that are located lower than shallow aquifers. Such deep aquifers are supplied not only from local catchment basins but also by subsurface inflows across basin boundaries. Deep Seated Water also encompasses water created at the mantle level of the Earth under extreme heat and pressure as confirmed by this report on mantle rain. Contamination does not occur in these deep water aquifers as modern pollution has not reached these deeper levels. And the best news is that this water is accessible and plentiful.
Deep Seated Water fits the environmental sustainability model as it would supply vast amounts of fresh water to regions while also allowing the existing sources to replenish, as may be starting to happen with the recent California rains. It is the “Missing Piece” that can solve the water crisis puzzle. The good news is, Deep Seated Water is a source that can supply the needs of the planet for thousands of years.
An example of huge new sources of fresh groundwater being discovered came within the last year in Texas. The newly named Maverick Basin Aquifer is known to be at least 3,000 square miles and averages 1,000 feet thick in most places. This comes years after Texas water experts concluded their deeper aquifers are brackish (salty) at best. Water tests on this new aquifer show it comes out of the ground already meeting or exceeding federal and state drinking water standards! Deep aquifer (texas.gov) These discoveries fly in the face of the commonly accepted beliefs of most hydrogeology professionals.
We Can Solve the Water Crisis Now
AquaterreX has been at the forefront of this effort, employing 21st-century technology to locate Deep Seated Water.
Deep Seated Water – The Missing Piece
Deep Seated Water is the Missing Piece that can solve the water crisis puzzle – contamination, drought, scarcity. Many water strategies focus on conservation, rather than additional supply. Other solutions such as desalination and wastewater treatment are potential answers for some, but they also come with trade-offs such as high cost, high energy usage, long planning periods, and toxic waste. Deep Seated Water is located almost everywhere on the planet, and it can be added to the mix of solutions as a supplemental freshwater source that is not subject to contamination, is fast and easy to implement, and is economical and scalable. And, tapping Deep Seated Water allows both surface water and shallow aquifer sources to recharge, making the total system more environmentally sustainable.
AquaterreX (www.aquaterrex.com) is a global environmental services organization with a mission to broadly implement effective water and food security solutions. AquaterreX maintains offices in Florida, California, and Australia, and has representation in the United Arab Emirates. The name AquaterreX comes from the Latin, aqua (water) and French, terre (earth, land) which is a derivative of the Latin, terra, and “X” for exploration. Thus, AquaterreX encompasses water and land solutions for the planet.
The company possesses proprietary technology to locate Deep Seated Water, which is fresh water situated below the shallow groundwater that supplies the majority of fresh water on the planet. This vast new source of water can help solve the water crisis facing billions of people.