What Are the Odds? Debate: Which U.S. City Runs Out of Water First?

posted by Jael Ever @ 16:03 PM
August 27, 2013

running-out-of-water-2    It may not be as ‘sexy’ as overseas wars, diplomatic entanglements, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes or rising seas––but while few people are paying attention, several American cities will run out of fresh drinking water first!

Some studies say at least nine American cities top the list.  Other research claims 30 cities in one state alone will soon see empty water tanks, wells, and even aquifers. And many of these cities are near what use to be large, safe water sources.

Based conclusions on the U.S. Drought Monitor, Michael B. Sauter and Alexander E.M. Hess report in ‘Nine Cities Running Out of Water’: “Severe drought continues to threaten the water supply of large parts of the Western U.S.”

Their list includes: Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico; Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, and Lubbock,Texas; and Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado. With 100% extreme drought coverage, Lubbock tops the list:

“Nearly half of the Lubbock area on average has been in a state of exceptional drought since 2011, worse than anywhere else in the nation with a population of more than 75,000. . . more than three quarters of the area was under exceptional drought in an average week, also worse than anywhere else in the nation.”  A major source, White River Lake, will soon be unable to deliver water.

In the same discussion, 24/7.com puts other cities up front: Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando, Florida.

This report widens the low-water problem to other than Western states.  Nick Wiltgen’s article for weather.com confirms this trend. He adds Tampa, Miami, St. Petersburg, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Lancaster-Palmdale, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, San Diego, San Jose, Oxnard and Mission Viejo,  California; Lincoln, Nebraska, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Charleston, South California; Cleveland, Ohio; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and San Antonia, Texas.

In other words, most of the U.S. is going dry! Jo Borras of CleanTechnica.com claims over 30 towns in Texas alone “willdry-creek-bed soon be out of water,” and blames it on fracking. For whatever reason, Doug Hornig and Alex Daley of Casey Research conclude that these cities will soon fight water wars.

Wars breaking out because this nation build cities, wildly increased populations, continued to dig underground with no restraint, and followed real estate developers––all rather than using common sense about one element necessary for human life, water!

And now cities and states everywhere will suffer because national leaders had no foresight.  As Bible prophecies promise:  “Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29: 18).”  The same can be said where there is no water!

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