We Are Facing The Worst Water Crisis In U.S. History As Thousands Of Wells In The Southwest Go Dry

by | Aug 24, 2021 | Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 12 comments

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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.

    We all knew that this day was coming eventually.  At first dropping water levels in the Southwest was an annoyance, then they became a problem, and now they have become a crisis.  In fact, as you will see below, we are now potentially facing the worst water crisis in all of U.S. history if current trends continue.

    For years, I have been warning that Dust Bowl conditions would return to the western half of the country, and now it has happened.  And for years, I have been warning of a looming water crisis, and now it is materializing right in front of our eyes.  Unfortunately, what we have experienced so far is just the tip of the iceberg because this crisis is still only in the very early chapters.

    In California’s San Joaquin Valley, the lack of water has become really severe and it seems to get worse with each passing month.

    At this point, we are being told that thousands of households in the region have wells that have completely gone dry

    The Sevillas are just one of thousands households across the San Joaquin Valley whose wells have gone dry amid increasingly hot temperatures and drought. Every year, a new town in this verdant agricultural region seems to be pushed over the brink by water scarcity — like East Porterville, an unincorporated community in Tulare County, in 2014, and, most recently, Teviston, a census-designated place in the same county.

    Of course, anyone that has lost water could always choose to dig another well, but that can be exceedingly expensive, and even those that are able to pay often find themselves on the bottom of very long waiting lists

    Even those who can afford to pay upfront for new wells must join waiting lists as drilling companies await the back-ordered equipment they need to build and install them. Local officials provide jugs and gallons of water, and local organizations offer aid if resources aren’t already tapped out.

    Needless to say, it isn’t just those that are on wells that are in trouble.

    Supplies of water are extremely tight throughout the state, and we just learned that a “supply alert” has now been issued for southern California…

    Southern California’s powerful water agency on Tuesday issued a supply alert, calling on the region to conserve vital resources and prepare for continued drought — a move that brings the state’s largest population center closer to the tough water restrictions imposed on communities elsewhere.

    Elsewhere, the crisis has become even more serious.

    Water levels in the once mighty Colorado River just keep dropping, and this is an enormous problem because so many major cities in the Southwest are deeply dependent on it

    Today, this river system supplies 40 million people in seven western states and Mexico, and irrigates more than 5 million acres of farmland on its way into Mexico and the Gulf of California.

    Las Vegas relies on the river for 90% of its water supply, Tucson for 82% and San Diego for around 66%. Large portions of the water used in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Denver also come from the river, and experts say these booming metropolises would not have been possible without its supply.

    Without the Colorado River, the entire region would look completely different.

    There are two giant reservoirs that are particularly important.  Unfortunately, water levels in both Lake Mead and Lake Powell have dropped to historically low levels

    Lake Mead — the largest manmade reservoir in the US, which is fed by the Colorado River — recently sunk to its lowest levels since the lake was filled in the 1930s. Its water levels have fallen more than 146 feet since their peak in January of 2000, and the lake is now just 35% full. Lake Powell, the river’s second largest reservoir, sits at 32% of its capacity. As water levels drop, billions of kilowatt hours of hydroelectricity that power homes from Nebraska to Arizona are also at risk.

    If water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell keep dropping, we are going to see things happen that would have once been unimaginable.

    And the truth is that we are rapidly approaching a danger point.  Last week, federal officials officially declared a “Tier I shortage emergency” along the Colorado River for the first time ever, and that will force some automatic water restrictions to soon kick in

    U.S. officials on Monday declared the first water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West, triggering cuts to some Arizona farmers next year amid a gripping drought.

    Water levels at the largest reservoir on the Colorado River — Lake Mead — have fallen to record lows. Along its perimeter, a white “bathtub ring” of minerals outlines where the high water line once stood, underscoring the acute water challenges for a region facing a growing population and a drought that is being worsened by hotter, drier weather brought on by climate change.

    Already, farmers all over the western third of the nation have been dealing with very harsh water restrictions, and agricultural production has been affected.

    California alone produces approximately a third of our vegetables and about two-thirds of our fruits and nuts.  Many farmers in the state aren’t growing anything at all this year due to the lack of water, and the outlook for next year is not promising either.

    Not even during the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s did we have to deal with a water crisis of this magnitude.

    If this multi-year megadrought stretches on, communities in the Southwest are going to be facing some heartbreaking choices.

    The 20th century was a time when the western third of the nation was blessed with an unusually high level of rain, and during that time we built gleaming new cities in areas that were once desert.

    Now a historic drought is here, and there simply isn’t enough water to go around.

    And all of this is happening at a time when so many other major problems are erupting in our society.

    I wish that I could tell you that the drought will end and that everything will turn around soon.

    But I can’t.

    The truth is that this is a very serious long-term crisis that has been growing for years, and there aren’t going to be any easy answers.

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      1. These Wells that are drying up are the faults of BIG CORPORATIONS! They can afford to drill to the bottom of the water table and since the average Joe drills to 400 feet max they are taking the water out from underneath them. Ever wonder why Sparkletts and arrowhead seem to have an endless supply of water? Sure there is a plastic shortage but those companies have no shortage of water.

      2. The desert faithful will consume and consume and consume until their cup runneth empty. When the water and power stop, they will walk through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil. With goodness and mercy following behind, they will arrive in heaven.

        The End

        Moral of the story…Find a non desert place to live with a reliable source of water.

        And read the Good Book more often than I do so you don’t butcher up the Psalms…

      3. Buckle up boys and girls…the anger of the Lord is burning like molten bronze as He is bringing His mighty hand of wrath and His sword of indignation upon the world….The Lord is sovereign and He worketh all things after the counsel of His will…for He is God and there is no other who can deliver.

        Isaiah 45:7 The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.

        Jeremiah 15:1-2

        Judgment Must Come

        1 Then the Lord said to me, “Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people; send them away from My presence and let them go! 2 And it shall be that when they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you are to tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord:

        “Those destined for death, to death;
        And those destined for the sword, to the sword;
        And those destined for famine, to famine;
        And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”’

        For those who know God, will say this is the Old Testament. Yet I encourage you to turn to Hebrews 10:26-31…John 3:18…John 3:36…just a few in the New Testament…and oh there is so many more I could direct you too…as for the Old Testament, I will direct you to Psalm 9:17…where it speaks of all Nations who forget God…scripture is very plain and direct.

      4. Many will die
        Words from John Trudell.

      5. its worse then you all think
        Las Vegas just got cut by a mere 7% of next years amount . it would have been worse but the snwa says we have been pre conserving water LOL. the tubes that the damn draw from will soon be unable to bring up any water and if they can get any it may only run one or two turbines.

        and yet we keep building like there is plenty of water to go around .thousands of homes to be built 2 BIG new casinos with full shopping centers and 1,000 rooms. plus pools etc

        hundreds of thousands of people from California ready to move here IF we get the Oakland A s base ball team.

        plus those running from the wildfires all moving here

        and yet we build

        possible baseball stadium
        homes as far as the eye can see stretching for miles north to Mt Charleston Indian springs

        and still we build


        • Bingo^^^^

          Vegas will learn the hard way that bigger isn’t always better.
          In reality Vegas was as big as a DESERT city should ever be back in the 1970’s.
          Oh well,just keep building houses, casinos, shopping malls, etc; and worry about water some other time,and see how that works out for ya’.

      6. The problem isn’t too little water, it’s too many people.

        That’s why we’re importing millions of new migrants from south of the border.

      7. How about creating a salt water oasis in the middle of Death Valley? Seawater could be pumped to homes the same way fresh water is now, then, each house would have its own desalinator for the little drinking water most families need. Washing and bathing could be done with either salt water (to save money) or desalinated water if the owners were willing to pay for it. The outside plants could be chosen for salt water irrigation and the swimming pools could (with plastic domed roofs) double as solar desalinators. This would reduce the burden on the fresh water supply while the resulting evaporation would lead to more rainfall, though it would be hard to predict where that would take place. I can’t see any real downside to this.

      8. Now keep in mind what I am posting does not refer to the world, even thought the world is wicked and depraved, they knoweth not God.

        Below is what the Lord spoke to Jeremiah and Jeremiah was speaking to the chosen of God, not the children of the devil.

        Buckle up boys and girls….Now let me share with you what God directed me to…

        Jeremiah 5:14
        Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of hosts,
        “Because you have spoken this word,
        Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire
        And this people wood, and it will consume them.

        Jeremiah 15:6-7
        6 “You who have forsaken Me,” declares the Lord,
        “You keep going backward.
        So I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you;
        I am tired of relenting!
        7 “I will winnow them with a winnowing fork
        At the gates of the land;
        I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people;
        They did not repent of their ways.

        For those who know God, will say this is the Old Testament. Yet I encourage you to turn to Hebrews 10:26-31…John 3:18…John 3:36…just a few in the New Testament…and oh there is so many more I could direct you too…as for the Old Testament, I will direct you to Psalm 9:17…where it speaks of all Nations who forget God…scripture is very plain and direct.

        Today you have been warned!!!

        Amos 3:6-7
        6 If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
        If a calamity occurs in a city has not the Lord done it?
        7 Surely the Lord God does nothing Unless He reveals
        His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.

        Jeremiah 15:1-2
        Judgment Must Come

        1 Then the Lord said to me, “Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people; send them away from My presence and let them go! 2 And it shall be that when they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you are to tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord:

        “Those destined for death, to death;
        And those destined for the sword, to the sword;
        And those destined for famine, to famine;
        And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”’

        Jeremiah 7:16
        16 “As for you, do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with Me; for I do not hear you.

        Jeremiah 14:11
        11 So the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for the welfare of this people.

        To all my Christian Brethren…read the verse below to see what is in store for the US.

        Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

        The light the church is called to be is about as bright as a one wick candle sitting in the corner and the salt has become void of flavor and is not long a preservative…we are living in the days of Laodicea and the Lord Jesus is spewing (vomitting) the church out of His mouth.

        Due to our iniquities against the Lord God, He has turned us over to evil and wicked men. Repent of your sinful worldly ways and the Lord God may relent on His anger that He is now pouring out upon us.

      9. Yet Nevada and Calif need green lawns, pools and golf courses. In AZ we had a couple of dry years but monsoons all summer, these things are part of normal cycles. Also we have few grass lawns but do have some golf courses and pools. I would think continued drought in other parts of the country will affect tourism on our western border. We live remote and have a good water source so not worried. The little agriculture we have is in the SW corner of the state.

      10. Are we really surprised that the desert is dry? The article says it, “130 years ago this place would have looked completely different.” 130 years ago it DID look different, and it was dry because what, a couple million people were being supported by a river that previously didn’t have to fill a couple of reservoirs or support anyone? Now we have 40 million people relying on the same water sources provided for the couple of million of a hundred years ago. The desert has always been dry. There haven’t always been so many people here. It isn’t global warming or climate change. It’s just the desert. And too many people. If you believe in God, don’t worry, because He is the creator. He will just create more.

      11. California has been having a water crisis since the late 70’s. Utah has been dry for decades. This is just a matter of degree. Of course, idiots setting fires aren’t helping things.

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