Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Smarter Irrigation Returns Water to Arizona’s Verde River
It is so good to see this cooperation in understanding that because of climate change and other factors we as humans have to adjust how much water we use to provide the necessary balance between us and ecosystems in order for all to survive.
Oh yes and notice, it is solar power being used here. Also see:
Playa Lakes Initiative To Recharge Ogalalla Aquifer
"Realizing the importance of the Ogallala Aquifer to High Plains states, NRCS created the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative to attempt to reduce the quantity of water removed from the aquifer, improve water quality using conservation practices, and enhance the economic viability of croplands and rangelands in the region. This episode explains how playas fit into these goals.
This episode of Playa Country on the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative is part three of a five-part series. It originally aired on High Plains Public Radio Tuesday, October 15, 2013."
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Wetlands conservation- another positive step to conserving our water and farmlands. It ultimately does however come down to our own usage as well. Recharging would also not be as great a task if we conserved to begin with. However, seeing these positive steps at a time when there is so much negative news regarding water is hopeful.
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