Please use this Discussion thread to post all things related to "Water!"
Here is a rather depressing article about the deteriorating water supply in the US, which will have some serious negative impacts on food production (not to mention that we can't survive long without water):
You can see by the name of the blog that this is a rather gloom and doom site - but I am quite amazed at the number of other sites the article references (hover over all of the blue hyperlinks to see the diversity of sources.)
Just a quick note that the Kojo Nnamdi show had an interesting show on today on "Ban the Bottle", about the mainly college campus drive to ban bottled water. It included good discussions about more general issues, such as water privatization.
The topics sound right to me, and I would also be interested in the tour.
Water Group: very interesting 90 page report (on the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant website) called "Flood Mitigation Plan." Lots of data about geography and history of flooding in HoCo, current zoning and emergency planning programs/policies. Factoid is that the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant is one of 2 critical facilities in the 100-year flood plain. The other is Lisbon Fire Station 4 in Woodbine. http://www.co.ho.md.us/departments.aspx?ID=659 Check Highlights on the right side of the website for the flood plain report. Betsy
What an amazing report - lots of good data. Everyone should look at the 100 year flood plain map to see if they are in it.
I am interested in the tour. And I am interested in all of the topics mentioned.
Water - Flood Prone areas in Howard County: Anyone want to go to this meeting on May 14 at Miller Library, either 3 to 5 pm or 7 to 9 pm??
From Calvin Ball's Facebook post: (The website given is blank)
To all our Howard County homeowners: FEMA has proposed new flood insurance rate maps for Howard County. These maps indicate flood prone areas in Howard County and are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance rates for buildings and their contents. A public workshop has been scheduled for Monday, May 14th 3-5pm and again 7-9pm at the Miller Library. Representatives from FEMA and the MD Dept of the Environment will be on site to answer flood plain and insurance related questions. Add'l info is available at www.howardcountymd.gov/DFIRM/htm. Residents with questions should contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at 410-313-6444.