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May 14, 2009: Water Issues at Home and Abroad

Recent articles in our local newspapers raise concerns on the apparent lowering water table in some areas of our state. Wetlands are drying up; caves that used to have underground lakes and flowing rivers are reduced to minor waterways or indeed small ponds. These events can be considered as either part of the normal environmental lifecycle, or as ominous signals that all is not well. Coincidentally, these were water sustainability issues that I raised in my Earthwatch application and I endeavor to learn more about these issues upon my return.
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