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Woe and opportunity: Tales of historic drought

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 12, 2012 5:19 a.m.

    Contradictory to the political theory of the world drought there is still an alternative that has been long forgotten as a wives tale and since its all out sight, out of mind, it and outrageous theory with no merit or basis, but no less a basis than what is already an accepted scientific experiment by assumption.

    There is still an older theory not mentioned or thought of anymore and that is the state of the ground water which looks normal but its not doing what we expect it to do. Who would have known, we run out of water before we run out of oil.

    We deplete water aquifers to supplement surface water that take generations for aquifer seeks to replenish ground water first as gravity drains it thorough miles of dry mantel. Our ecology relies on atmospheric moisture to self regenerate rain fall.

    For years it puzzled many why the Midwest could sustain and grow grains and seed crop with so little rain and it turned out is was sustained moisture content of soil holding water closer to surface. The most logical answer, reduce water flows from aquifers and more restrictive industrial use and development.