Mega-drought For Many Pool Owners Provide A Scary Thought

Pool owners are shaking the thought that their swimming pools may soon empty. In the worldwide news, mega-drought has been the talk for years and continues to be the conversation that seeks interest to many homeowners and the general public alike who own swimming pools or that is residing in residential areas with swimming pools are limiting water consumption/or use. Homeowners who have swimming pools are either thinking about emptying their pools as a mega-drought apocalypse is upon us.

Who would have thought a mega-drought can bring upon terror to the United States of America and worldwide, leaving many swimming pool owners scratching their heads if this would affect the condition their swimming pool at this present moment. A mega-drought is nothing to joke about, but a way for all human society to be prepared for what’s to come. Not only will it affect swimming pool owners but for people how have very beautiful lawns, may need to cut back on water consumption. Search for drought or mega-drought and it causing emergency planning and proposed plans to support water projects statewide. These droughts are having pool owners under a microscope in how these backyard swimming pools are ways of wasting water. This shouldn’t be the case because this mega-drought is happening statewide.

From Wikipedia, The term mega-drought is generally used to describe the length of a drought, and not its acute intensity. In scientific literature the term is used to describe decades-long droughts or multi-decadal droughts. Multiyear droughts of less than a decade, such as the Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s, are generally not described as a mega-drought even though they are of a long duration.

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Imagine in 2015 a mega-drought is in full effect and soon enough a skateboarders dream in finding out these swimming pools would have to be empty, would have them lined up instantly. It is interesting that there is historical evidence that happened in the past that is happening today, like for example lakes drying up and trees and other plants start growing.

The scary thought of a statewide mega-drought is that it dries everything in sight like swimming pools, lakes, glaciers, to even doggy water bowls. From the sound of this, it sounds like a movie in the making and you read it here first. In the Washington Post, an article titled, “A mega-drought will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say.” This title alone will get us to think and prepare that a mega-drought is really a scary thought.

 

Sources:

How to Thrive in the Age of Megadrought, WRITTEN BY BRIAN MERCHANT
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-to-thrive-in-the-age-of-megadrought

California’s Next Megadrought Has Already Begun. By Eric Holthaus
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/03/20/california_megadrought_it_s_already_begun.html

Droughts, Floods and Heatwaves: Blame it on Climate Change. By Tim Radford.
http://ecowatch.com/2015/05/17/droughts-floods-heatwaves-climate-change/

Megadrought
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megadrought

Washington Post: A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming decades, NASA researchers say
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/todays-drought-in-the-west-is-nothing-compared-to-what-may-be-coming/2015/02/12/0041646a-b2d9-11e4-854b-a38d13486ba1_story.html

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