Decrease in Rainfall causing water Shortages

Does Decrease in Rainfall Cause Water Shortages? – Here Is the Answer

Most of the people believe in the simple theory that decreasing rainfall in the world is causing water shortages. But this is not as simple as it sounds. The fact is that changes in the global climate result in decrease in the rainfall and this is what causes water shortages. Let us have a look.

Polluted environment may reduce decrease of rainfall

It has been established by researchers that pollution causes a great harm to the environment and that it leads to global warming. Indiscriminate use of fossil fuels is one of the factors that may be contributing heavily to environmental pollution. Similarly, the gases released by appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. also contribute to contamination of air and the environment.

A study about the climate that prevails in the Chinese mountains reveals that air pollution can severely diminish rainfall that may ultimately cause serious water shortages. In fact, this is true for all the polluted areas of the world. A good buddy of mine over at Gutter Repair Roswell Ga is very passionate about this issue and attends all kind of conferences on it.

In general, mountainous regions are wetter because when air goes up over hills, it gets cooled and condenses. Due to this, rainfall is more on the hills, more particularly on the side where the cooling and condensation of air take place. This type of rain is called ‘Orographic rain.’

Researches who studied this phenomenon have concluded that air pollution may retard this precipitation or may completely stop this process. Small aerosol particles in the air have the capabilities Continue reading →

Lake Mead Water Levels

The most important solvent on the Earth is the water which is a compound which is very essential in each and everyone’s survival. No living organism can exist without water. We see water everywhere. However, there are lots of people who take for granted the water itself and its uses.

The new record low landed at Lake Mead somewhat sooner than first suspected — and it happened amid a rainstorm. The store east of Las Vegas quickly dropped to a new low water stamp between 6 p.m. furthermore, 7 p.m. Saturday, when pelting precipitation couldn’t stop the surface of the lake from tumbling to 1,080.18 feet above ocean level surprisingly since it was first being filled in May 1937.
Forecasters at first thought the record would come early Sunday. My buddy over at gutter cleaning Atlanta Ga went out there last year and said it looked terrible. You can just tell the banks are way down and can see the water levels way below where they once were.
After the plunge Saturday evening, the water level drifted down somewhat for a couple of hours before falling once more, this opportunity to 1,080.13 — an unsurpassed low that would last all of around 24 hours.
By midnight Monday, Lake Mead had started to shrivel at the end of the day, as Hoover Dam kept on discharging water downstream to ranches and urban areas in California and Arizona: hitting 1,080.12 by 1.00 a.m.; 1,080.04 by 1.00 p.m.; 1,080 even by 4 p.m.; etc, record after record after record.
Investigators for the U.S. Agency of Reclamation, which controls the dam, anticipated that the lake would finish Continue reading →

American West Water Shortage

The Water Resources Control Board reported a few months ago that twenty-eight communities in the Western US were in danger of having a major water shortage. Since then, a few have come up with viable plans to get water to their community, but the other fourteen have yet to see the light of a solution. What are these residents to do when the water runs dry? Moving is an option, but what about their current residents? How will they be able to sell their current property and fund a move? Who would purchase property in a dry community? These are many questions that will need answers sooner rather than later.

 

Faced with a complete loss of water is a situation that many California communities are not familiar with. There is no protocol on what to do when the water completely dries up, and millions of people are left with dry wells and nothing coming out of the faucet. What will happen to the residents, the businesses? The simple fact is nothing can live without water. Water is life essential for communities and their residents to survive and thrive.

The New York Times once described the now desolate area in California the “food basket” of America which my friend at Gemini and the Bear actually contributed to. Eating a healthy salad in mid-winter will be a thing of the past in parts of the country that freeze over during cold months. The price of a salad will increase as the ingredients will be difficult to find if these communities dry up and stop producing produce.

 

Some Communities Find Solutions

A few communities that border with Oregon Continue reading →