I had numerous important issues I wanted to cover today including the growing nightmare in Bush's hell on earth Iraq however when I heard this morning of the growing food wars I try to focus on and then my favorite wild river here in Northern Maine being one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the country I thought I better focus on that. First I want to remind you of just one post I did on the worsening food wars, the worsening water condition around the world and how anyone can make potable water cheaply. Be prepared
Today it hit home: We talk often about the worlds growing food and water wars however it is worsening right here! A "water war," worsening droughts and a growing, thirsty population make the Catawba-Wateree river system the most endangered river in the country, an environmental advocacy group announced Wednesday. With the designation, American Rivers hopes to focus public attention on what it called "backwards water management plans" and to push legislators in North Carolina and South Carolina to approve water-sharing agreements that would regulate users and water levels left in the rivers and streams. The Catawba flows from the North Carolina mountains and joins the Wateree in the Midlands. The system provides nearly half the water that flows into the Marion-Moultrie lakes, the source of drinking water for most of the Low country. The system is the focus of a South Carolina lawsuit against North Carolina over proposed water withdrawals from its basin. The lawsuit is now being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The "endangered" designation comes as South Carolina legislators grapple with a proposed state water plan, a law that would create a permitting system and set withdrawal limits for most large surface water users. Having a plan is pivotal to being able to work out water-sharing agreements with neighboring states and might be vital to winning the Supreme Court lawsuit. But the proposed plan has business and environmental interests, including American Rivers, hotly lobbying legislators over whose use and how much use it would restrict. The designation also comes as the waterway recovers from six months of drought in both states that led to communities along the rivers mandating water conservation measures. On Wednesday, the State Drought Committee declared much of South Carolina to be in a less severe drought, but the state as a whole is still in drought or threatened with drought.
You know about Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and surprisingly to me Florida, let alone the expected States of California and Nevada and most other States, Lakes, and Rivers. It blew me away to hear my favorite wilderness river was in major trouble. This list is not good for entire Country.
The country's most endangered rivers, according to Washington-based advocacy group American Rivers:
1. Catawba-Wateree River
2. Rogue River (Ore.)
3. Cache la Poudre River (Colo.)
4. St. Lawrence River (N.Y., Canada)
5. Minnesota River (S.D., Minn.)
6. St. John River (Fla.)
7. Gila River (N.M., Ariz.)
8. Allagash Wilderness Waterway (Maine)
9. Pearl River (M.S., La.)
10. Niobrara River (Wyo, Neb.)
* We are in trouble here and around the world. My concern is us right now. We pay City planners, County planners, State Planners, etc. They plan nothing! They all practice crisis management! They do nothing until a problem develops and then they panic and say what do we do? Well, we are rapidly approaching an environmental, Food, and Water crisis, right here in America. I want you to be prepared. Do not panic! Nothing should happen immediately I just say right now "be prepared" at the very least to prepare your own potable water. Let me know what you need to learn, I can help!