posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 07:43 AM
Not to ring alarm bells, but the drying up of the Mississippi River concerns me in two ways which no one else seems to be discussing. First, the
shear weight of the absent water between St. Louis and Memphis might have an affect on the New Madrid Fault. I don't know a lot about tectonics, but
my simple understanding is that two plates pushing on each other will eventually cause one to slip up or down with tremendous force. So, you would
think if trillions of tons were lifted off the fault (water absent from the rive) that it might make that happen. Just a thought. Second, probably
all of the big metropolitan areas along the Mississippi River get their drinking water from the river. As the river level drops to staggering lows
municipalities are going to have to stop pumping from the river. This almost was the case around St. Louis years ago and the levels now are lower
than then. Could you imagine the panic if say a city of several hundred thousand announced they were out of water? Now imagine 5 or 10 such cities.
The coming days, not weeks, could be a real challenge for humanity.