Problem: America is running out of water.
America is running out of water, and in 50 years, the freshwater supply could be reduced by one-third. Freshwater basins funnel rain and snow into rivers where we obtain the water for drinking, cooking, and washing. Eighty-three freshwater basins could have shortages this year, and forty out of fifty states predict water shortages. Where is our water is going?
Climate change is responsible for heavily influencing the amount of precipitation. Decreasing rainfall and rising temperatures create seasonal shifts in water patterns. Rising temperatures mean snowmelt begins and ends earlier, leaving summer water shortages, in some parts of the country. Higher temperatures also create evaporation, diminishing the amount of water in lakes, reservoirs, and rivers.
While the water supply decreases, the demand for water increases, with population growth. Currently we are pumping from aquifers which produce the very ground water we use for drinking, irrigation, and manufacturing. Water is being drained and used faster than it can be naturally restored. New solutions to the problem are costly and include such things as desalination plants, water transfers from wet to dry regions, and water pipelines. More simple solutions include using less water, fixing the aging infrastructure, using drip irrigation in agriculture, and planting more drought-tolerant plants. As the article states, “These are such small actions, but taken by many, they could amount to the biggest water savings—and we’re going to need every drop.”
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Read more about this in the National Geographic’s article, “Why is America Running out of Water?”