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One of the fastest-growing regions of the US could run out of water

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  • With the Rocky Mountains at 25% of normal snowfall, and closer to my home the Sierras at record lows, to continue building in the Southwest is irresponsible at best.

    I've been reading a lot of articles lately about this subject, and I would think twice before moving or building in places like Phoenix

    With the Rocky Mountains at 25% of normal snowfall, and closer to my home the Sierras at record lows, to continue building in the Southwest is irresponsible at best.

    I've been reading a lot of articles lately about this subject, and I would think twice before moving or building in places like Phoenix. The L.A. basin is way too built-up and I've watched it happen for decades. Without bountiful water resources it's a major disaster waiting to happen, and Americans are building and expanding into places that we just don't belong.

    One of the things I'm grateful for is the geologic instability of the SF Bay Area, and all the land that became protected by conservationists. It keeps the greedy from destroying my beloved Santa Cruz Mountains.

  • I like that Garcia genuinely cares enough about this issue to put in extra effort to find where they could obtain resources should “Day Zero” ever come. The people of Raymondville will more than likely hate paying additional for water, which seems like it should just be readily available, but I think

    I like that Garcia genuinely cares enough about this issue to put in extra effort to find where they could obtain resources should “Day Zero” ever come. The people of Raymondville will more than likely hate paying additional for water, which seems like it should just be readily available, but I think they’ll be grateful that Garcia and their city have spent such money to create the reverse osmosis plant.

    It freaks me out that this is possible. The fact that it rained just before they reached the point of absolute desperation was such a blessing, but wow. If we can get that close to having no water supply, or being in the position Flint is, then this world is going to be in for a constant surprise. I mean, lack of resources (even water) wouldn’t come as much as a surprise in a third world country, so that shows how lucky we are.