7 lakes and rivers that are drying up: Lake Mead
Fascinating....2 of the "drying up" lakes are man made and are not natural at all and the fact that they exist at all is causing the lone river on this list to dry up.
tHINGS THEY ARE A'CHANGIN'....take a look at Devil's Lake, ND...it's been rising since mid 90's with no place to go...need a pipeline to Ft Worth so they can waste the water and Devil's Lake(the town) can pay for the flood...no, nothing makes sense, cents...Times they are a'changin'....water and bullets....good luck......
When i was a kid in Northern California (1960's) I watch Shasta lake
drop more than 200 feet each summer. All this water was sent to
Southern California, sound like the same old store. The water is not
for the population of Southern California, it for all the big commerical
truck farms using all the land to grow profit.
The western US lakes shown are not drying up. They are controled by the Corps of Engineers. More water is being drained down stream by opening the flood gates. This last few years have been very wet.
you are dead wrong. i live in las vegas and lake mead is down so much there's a huge white "bathtub ring" around the perimeter of the lake. it's sad.
Why are most of them from the US? Do we wreak more havoc on our natural resources, or are they just the most obvious ones aside from Lake Chad and the Aral Sea?
That's just who YOU are paying attention to. India and Pakistan have the same troubles. China's Northern desert is the same problem. Look at Lake Victoria, or Lake Jipe. The abuse of the waters is worldwide. The bulk of the abuse is by us Humans. But Typha and water hyacinth and Phragmites are just as greedy and obsessive as we humans, and they don't even notice the costs. In the USA, cattail sloughs that should be lakes do not replenish the ground water that is needed.
Could you have at least put a caption under these pics to tell us what body of water we are looking at?