Elite Refuge Member
- Aug 11, 2007
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One issue is the accumulation of harmful salts from irrigation.This.
We have sub-division after sub-division going in. Everywhere.
A new rule here (at least in my county, not sure about the state yet) is that farmers who sell ground to be developed have to use some of their surface water rights to run a pump for lawn irrigation. Every lot they develop must be hooked to this pump, and those lots are to water their lawns from that system and not their personal well.
After the pandemic hit and people started to jump ship from where they lived before, they began to flood into areas like ours. Developments are everywhere. I can't think but that the impact on water is huge. That coupled with every "dry farmer" installing huge pivots over the last 30 years certainly makes a difference on the aquafer.
Kinda makes you wonder about huge civilizations from the past that just disappeared - was changes in water the issue? Could be.
I'm not worried and the sky isn't falling, but it certainly is interesting to watch. We'll survive. We always do.