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EDITORIAL: The Ogallala Aquifer

The Ogallala Aquifer which underlies much of the High Plains in the United States is one of the world’s largest aquifers and arguably one...
Florida Springs and Manatees

EDITORIAL: Florida Springs and Manatees – Waterworld

Last November, I attended the annual conference of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) in Orlando, Florida.  You may recall that I retired from...
EDITORIAL: Waterworld - Water, Wells, and Wet

EDITORIAL: Waterworld – Water, Wells, and Wet

Have any of you fallen into a well?  Let’s see a show of hands.  I don’t see any hands other than mine.  That’s right;...
De-extinction of the Woolly Mammoths

EDITORIAL: De-extinction – Part2 – Waterworld

Since its inception, this column has been about water but last month, for the first time, I addressed a subject that was not water...

Editorial: Groundwater: Middleburg’s Hidden Resource – Waterworld

Groundwater is invisible to us.  The expression “Out of sight, out of mind” is sometimes used when a friend or loved one is away. ...

Editorial: Water is Our Lifeblood – A Primer on American Rivers and Streams –...

Water is the lifeblood of our nation.  Our rivers, streams and lakes are the obvious manifestation of this. Did you know that in our 50...

Corrosivity of Groundwater in Virginia – Waterworld

The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently released a report titled “Potential Corrosivity of Untreated Groundwater in the U.S.”  I was intrigued because I...

Serious Groundwater under California. Who Cares? – Waterworld

The State of California continues to experience serious to extreme drought conditions.  Rainfall during the past winter did little to remedy the situation.  But,...

Drought – Waterworld

Long-term memories are not always wonderful.  In my case, often, I can’t find where I took off my shoes the night before, but I...

Federal Water Agencies: The Environmental Protection Agency – Waterworld

In my series on federal water agencies, so far I’ve written about the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)and...