Sunday, October 28, 2007

Much of U.S. Could See a Water Shortage

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An epic drought in Georgia threatens the water supply for millions. Florida doesn't have nearly enough water for its expected population boom. The Great Lakes are shrinking. Upstate New York's reservoirs have dropped to record lows. And in the West, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is melting faster each year.

Across America, the picture is critically clear - the nation's freshwater supplies can no longer quench its thirst.

When asked why it was that country's built entirely upon sand and little else could employ desalinization technologies to provide virtually as much water as necessary, while American states bordering vast oceans are forever running out of rainwater, Jack Hoffbuhr, executive director of the Denver-based American Water Works Association said that "Pretty much everybody else spends their available resources on the basics before giving revenue monies away to special interest groups, and the US is famous for doing the exact opposite, or maybe you haven't heard of Hillary's latest free-lunch programs..."

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