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Conservatory Methods May Not Be Necessary Nor Work On All Of Our Natural Resources

I believe conservation is vital (recycling being one of the most important), but is it possible that conservatory methods may not be necessary nor work on all of our natural resources?

Now, I say this tongue-n-cheek, so please take it in the humorous spirit for which it is meant. The resource, of which I speak, is water. If you think about the water cycle, there is really no place for water to go.

Each ounce we use, whether to drink, bathe, or water our lawn, stays on earth. It sinks into the ground, runs into a stream then enters a tributary that leads to larger bodies of water. This water is evaporated by the sun, condensed into clouds, which then falls back to the earth as rain.

Water that seeps into the ground makes its way through the topsoil, subsoil, layers of rock and stone which filter impurities. This ground water eventually makes its way into aquifers placed at different levels. Some can be reached with shallow wells no more than fifty feet deep. Others are at depths two to three hundred feet below the surface and require a deep well. When the aquifer is deep enough that ground pressure pushes water to the surface once the aquifer is tapped, it is referred to as an artesian well.

I could be wrong, but it seems to me, whenever there’s a drought in one location, there are flood waters in another.

Our water supply is constantly cycling throughout the troposphere and underneath the earth’s surface. With our planet’s weather in constant motion, systems have no choice but to also be in constant motion which keeps the water on the move.

Just a thought from a science fiction novelist, taking a break from edits and rewrites. Enjoy your day and have a big bottle of cold water on me.

Post script: Did you know that 40% of all bottled water comes from a tap . . . just sayin.’  

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Water, Water Everywhere…and There Seems to be Quite a Bit to Drink

6782242-cool-mountain-stream-wallpaperAs a writer constantly looking for ideas, especially in nature, God gave us a beautiful world to enjoy and in the case of an author, a plethora of ideas to explore when writing a story.

I am a great believer in the fact that we are to be stewards of this God-given gift which includes conservation of our natural resources.

Now don’t misunderstand what I am about to say, but I have always wondered about conserving water. In the case of a drought, I believe that conservation is a necessary action, but only on a temporary basis.

Let me explain. Water is something we all need to survive, but when water is used does it really go away never to be seen again?

Water is cyclical (by that I mean it gathers in lakes, oceans, rivers…you get the idea). The sun causes it to evaporate; it falls again as rain, keeping ground water and aquafers full. The water drains through the ground filtering as it flows through sand, rocks and other formations. We dig wells to access this clean H2O while most of it travels once again into the lakes, oceans and so forth, beginning where it left off.

So the water we use actually never leaves the Earth; it just travels around seeking new adventures, new bodies of water to explore until it ends up back into a glass quenching our thirst once again.

Kind’a makes me want to take a shower. Maybe it’ll be the same water Hemmingway slurped down after eating a conch in Key West.

Talk about a load of ideas for a novel. I think I just hit a gold mine.

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