Where’s water gone?
I have long been concerned about the environment, but the reduction of water I’m witnessing in my own state has weighed heavily on my heart for the last year. I’m from southwest Arkansas, and during a recent trip home I noticed two bodies of water that had severely dried up: Lake Columbia in Columbia County and the Red River in Hempstead County near Fulton. I presently live in central Arkansas and daily drive over the Arkansas River that connects west Little Rock to Maumelle. A land mass has been growing in the river over the past year. It is now so large that birds nest on it, which is very alarming to me.
I listen to local and state news throughout the weekday and have never heard the reduction of water in our state mentioned. I simply want to know the status of our state’s water supply. Should we be alarmed? Presently, several places throughout the world are experiencing droughts and having to come up with conservation methods (i.e., California and Cape Town, South Africa). Is this where our state is headed? If so, should citizens be notified now and actions taken to reduce our consumption?
One thing I’ve learned about humans is that they often do not address an issue until it’s too late. I hope we do not do the same.
North Little Rock