7 lakes and rivers that are drying up
Wed, Jul 27 2011 at 11:45 AM
One of the problems with having a population as large as 6 billion people (and rising) is that it takes a lot of water to keep everything running. We use water to drink, make food, create energy, manufacture products, extract raw minerals from the Earth and everything else in between. When we use more water than is naturally put back into the system, we draw down the overall supply. It's a simple equation that's a brutal reality for seven of the following dried up lakes, rivers and seas.