31 Jan '12, 11pm

Next up in my resilient design series: water. Planning for drought and water shortages:

Next up in my resilient design series: water. Planning for drought and water shortages:

July, 2011 dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Militec, Inc. Click on image to enlarge. Periodic drought is something that a significant portion of the U.S. will have to get used to in the coming decades. Climate scientists tell us that while precipitation will increase overall with climate change, certain regions, including the American West, will see increased frequency of drought. I certainly saw that last year, when I spent six weeks bicycling through the Southwest , from San Diego to Houston. Most of the 1,900 miles I covered had seen barely a drop of rain since the previous fall. Statewide, Texas had an average of just 15 inches of rain in 2011--barely half of the typical rainfall. Ironically, drought sometimes exacerbates water shortages in other ways. Wildfires in Lubbock, Texas last June knocked out 20% of the city's crucial water wells, reducing the city's wat...

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