“Where’s the water for Reno and Sparks?”

Carl Adams' YouTube Video "Where is the Water for Reno and Sparks"

In his public interest documentary video, Reno’s Carl Adams asks the $64 thousand dollar question about water.  Where is it?  Perhaps more of us should be asking this very question.  Watch this short YouTube video and you just might be.

I would add to Mr. Adams video another question or two.  How does continuous growth in residential and commercial water consumption affect our regions most iconic places such as the Truckee River and Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake?  Just where does “ground water” come from exactly?  Isn’t “ground water” in the Truckee Meadows recharged from the Truckee River and its tributaries?  And isn’t pumping “ground water” a way to “borrow” water from the next year in the hopes that it will be replenished during the winter months?  When do we let people know that more and more development – subdivisions and shopping malls with sprawling lawns and lush landscape more suitable for a rain forest than a desert – results in less water available for everyone?

Just asking.

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About Dennis Ghiglieri

My concern for the Truckee River grew over the years. It started with picking up trash and supporting better water quality. I helped create the "living river"plan with other citizens on the Community Flood Coalition; a plan to reduce flood impacts to infrastructure through river restoration and protection of the floodplain. I understand how critical the Truckee River is to the environment – and economy – of our entire region. I'm hoping that through these pages we can all understand our connection to the Truckee River and why we need to protect it.

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