Science Times] A senior scientist at NASA has recently presaged that California has enough water to serve its citizens for only one more year.
What NASA Says?
There are several reasons behind this brisk depletion of water
supply. Famiglietti, an expert water management scientist working at Jet
Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, has expressed his thoughts in LA Times's editorial column published in the previous week.
In this column, Famiglietti speaks about the existing water levels of
California and highlights the contribution of populace into water
According to Famiglietti, California should create strategic plans
for unforeseen events so as to build power to fight against unrelenting
droughts similar to this one. It is completely futile to stay in such
disaster situations. No preset paddles are available to find a way
through this crisis. The water management of the state is multifaceted
and a bit complicated; however the expertise and recent trends in
technology exist to win over this traumatic future.
Since 2002, prior to the draught commenced, California has constantly
shown a stable declination in its water storage. Scientists at NASA are
testing the role of climate into this drought. They strongly believe
that the climate changes can pull a drought like situation. A recent
experiment carried out by Stanford Researchers proved that soaring
temperature increases the possibility of droughts.
Advice to Public:
At last, Famiglietti provides a warm advice to the citizens of
California that they should preserve water to prevent the biggest
drought ahead. A team of state's leading water management specialists
should be created. This team should be free from the agencies and
This team should sketch some long-lasting and enduring plans to fight
against water scarcity like issues. A "Mega-Drought" which is supposed
to continue for up to 35 years can be defeated through proper management
of current resources of water.