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2011-11-17 13:36:49

Everyone knows that climate affects our water supply, but new research from North Carolina State University gives scientists and water-resource managers an unprecedented level of detail on how climate and precipitation influence groundwater and surface water levels in the Southeast. Researchers found that the groundwater, primarily from unconfined aquifers, available in any given month is directly influenced by the amount of precipitation that fell in that watershed three months earlier....

2011-09-03 07:00:00

One farmer utilizing the Irrigation Enhancer on his potato farmer in St. Johns County stated, âœIt was like the salt wasn't even in my wells, and as a result, the first year the Eco1st Enhancers were in line I had an overall 40% increase in yield over the two fields.â Okeechobee, Florida (PRWEB) September 03, 2011 Water quality issues are at the heart of most agricultural operations, especially here in Florida where we have shallow aquifers and are...

2011-08-31 14:41:17

As a crippling drought grips much of the Southern and Southwestern United States, the population continues to grow and water resources become scarcer. One way to address the water problem is by a combination of modern engineering and ancient social principles, outlined in a new paper on rainwater harvesting that will be presented at the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Author John Whear, a biomedical engineer at the Cancer Therapy & Research...

2011-06-22 16:11:21

A quick and easy way to detect groundwater in semi-arid hard rock areas that is also economical could improve the siting of borewells to improve clean water supply in the developing world. Details of the approach are outlined in the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology this month. P.D. Sreedevi, Dewashish Kumar and Shakeel Ahmed National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad, India, explain how electrical conductivity (EC) logs of hard rock terrain recorded before...

2011-05-06 14:32:09

Research could have implications for carbon sequestration The presence of even a simple chemical reaction can delay or prevent the spreading of stored carbon dioxide in underground aquifers, new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed. The findings may have implications for carbon sequestration in saline aquifers "“ one of the many methods being explored to mitigate rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Depending on the strength of the reaction between dissolved CO2 and...

2011-03-15 20:20:09

Irrigation is one of the most controversial aspects in the sustainable management of golf courses. Researchers from the Canary Islands have spent 25 years analysing the practices relating to reclaimed water at one of the oldest golf courses in Spain. The results show that plants on the course receive 83% more water than they need. "Excessive amounts of water are used, and this cannot be justified from any perspective", María del Pino Palacios Díaz, lead...

2011-02-28 16:57:00

Nearly 300 Wells Covering 420-Square Miles LAKEWOOD, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) is starting construction of its newest groundwater monitoring well on the grounds of Manhattan Unified School District headquarters. The 1,800-foot- deep groundwater monitoring well is the latest to be installed by WRD, bringing the District's total number of groundwater monitoring wells to nearly 300 across its 420-square mile service area. (Logo:...

2011-02-04 14:26:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Texas Water Resources, LP (STWR) today released a white paper summarizing more than two years of scientific research on the Southwest Texas Water Project (STWP). The proposed 70-mile regional pipeline would transport a maximum of 40,000 acre-feet of water annually from the Uvalde Pool of the Edwards Aquifer, diversifying San Antonio's water supply by pumping Edwards water from the Uvalde Pool rather than the San Antonio Pool. The...

2011-01-24 12:41:00

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Texas Water Resources, LP (STWR) today praised legislation, H.B. 814, authored by Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio), that would eliminate legal hurdles to a proposed pipeline project to transport 40,000 acre feet of water annually from the Uvalde Pool of the Edwards Aquifer to water consumers in Bexar County and surrounding communities. "This legislation represents a visionary step toward ensuring an adequate water supply for Bexar...


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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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