posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 09:55 PM
I posted an article about this a few months ago, late night, with little replies. I fell this is a big issue and must be seen by all.
Very little news is out about the soon to be catastrophe of the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer. The Ogallala Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers
in the United States and provides 30% of the nation’s ground water for irrigation. These areas the aquifer is located are some of the most
productive ranching and food growing in the United States, providing cattle, corn, wheat, and soybeans. The scary part is it is estimated to dry out
in as little as 25 years.
As you all know the Midwest has been in drought, particularly northern Texas. It is theorized that the southern end of the aquifer, northern Texas, is
near depletion and can no longer sustain cattle ranching and crops. As it stands now the Ogallala Aquifer is draining at a rate of 800 gallons a
minute and climbing. As surface water grows scarcer the use of ground water will accelerate further decreasing the aquifer at an accelerated rate. A
new dust bowl era will emerge but 10 times worse. Some estimate these new dust storms will grow and have the ability to reaching Washington DC! It’s
now a mutual understanding that the depletion of the aquifer is imminent and the only thing we can do now is “provide a soft landing.” Below is a
link about the ongoing Texas drought that no one is talking about. And I believe is due to the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer.
The Ogallala Aquifer is not the only problem humanity is to face in the coming years. It is estimated that by 2025 2.5 BILLION humans will be living
in SEVER drought! Like it or not water will be the new gold in the next 12-15 years. As water dries up in the Ogallala Aquifer and other Aquifers
around the world, food will become scarcer. I fear troubling times for us all in the future, one way or another.