Emily's excellent weekly summary The Week That Was includes something dear to my heart: the Edwards aquifer in the San Antonio, TX, area. It is my favorite aquifer. I did part of my dissertation on the venerable Edwards in which I used a new type of numerical model. I set back groundwater management in Texas several decades and they have yet to recover (the water levels, not the Texans).
And a few years ago in Waterwired's second post in which I discussed groundwater and terrorism, I had the Edwards aquifer in mind. Put some chemical toxin or pathogen (preferable) down one of those 'recharge shafts' and watch it zip to a production well.
So the water moves fast in the Edwards? Funny thing about those limestone aquifers. Now the fuss is over who owns the water? Emily has that story covered.
And my state, Oregon, is upset about the decline in Sacramento River salmon because we catch a bunch of them off Oregon's coast - that is, when commercial fishers can fish. The Columbia River salmon are caught off Alaska and Canada. So you mean the money Oregon spends on restoration benefits Alaska and those foreigners in the Great White North? Our legislators may yet figure that one out. Nahhh.....
If you don't want Las Vegas, Emily doesn't have it for you this week. There is some mention of below average runoff into Lake Powell, but nary a mention of Pat Mulroy.
More stuff, too: Aaron Million's Wyoming to Colorado pipeline (Flaming what reservoir?), the Ganges River, Florida, Saudi Arabia, phytoplankton, Washington State (whine, whine), and lawn watering. Oh, yeah - Venezuela, too.
So give Emily a read.
And it was the USA 5, Canada 3, in men's Olympic ice hockey yesterday. No joy in the GWN. Put on another Rush CD and faggeddaboutit. Hosers, eh?