Pinpointing The Next Water Shortages

Water shortage risks will hit a very large percentage of all U.S. counties by 2050, according to a new TetraTech study to be released by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). 

The county-by-county analysis looks at how water supplies could be jeopardized in the more than 1,000 counties facing water sustainability problems. The analysis will show a 14-times increase in the number of the most severely threatened U.S counties.

Fourteen states–Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas–will be identified as facing the greatest overall at water-related risks, including  limitations on water availability as demand exceeds supply.

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4 comments on “Pinpointing The Next Water Shortages

  1. Anonymous

    Did someone actually look at the states mentioned? Most of them are already in the desert! Of course there will be water shortages. My In-laws live in Arizona in Prescott and since they have been there (15+ years) the housing boom hasn’t stopped. I keep asking where are they getting the water to support all of the new houses and businesses coming in?! It is a desert, they have to get the water from somewhere. What river will run dry so that more and more people can live in a warmer climate and water their grass and move their “eastern” trees to the west and have to water them to keep them alive. People need to wake up and not put roses where roses do not belong! If you are going to live in a desert put desert plants in your landscape. This goes for the east coast also; it’s summer let your grass go dormant and save the water; it’ll come back when it gets cooler. The saved water could go for your vegetable & Flower beds. You can save water there also with soaker hoses & drip tubes they use 1/2 the amount of water than a person with a hose or bucket and do a better job. Thanks for letting me rant on something that has pet peeve of mine for years.

  2. Anonymous

    Did someone actually look at the states mentioned? Most of them are already in the desert! Of course there will be water shortages. My In-laws live in Arizona in Prescott and since they have been there (15+ years) the housing boom hasn’t stopped. I keep asking where are they getting the water to support all of the new houses and businesses coming in?! It is a desert, they have to get the water from somewhere. What river will run dry so that more and more people can live in a warmer climate and water their grass and move their “eastern” trees to the west and have to water them to keep them alive. People need to wake up and not put roses where roses do not belong! If you are going to live in a desert put desert plants in your landscape. This goes for the east coast also; it’s summer let your grass go dormant and save the water; it’ll come back when it gets cooler. The saved water could go for your vegetable & Flower beds. You can save water there also with soaker hoses & drip tubes they use 1/2 the amount of water than a person with a hose or bucket and do a better job. Thanks for letting me rant on something that has pet peeve of mine for years.