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Irrigation water use: Center-pivot irrigation

If you've looked out of an airplane window while flying over the central or western United States, chances are you saw lot of the "little" circles on the ground. They are center-pivot irrigation circles. In these systems, water is pumped from an well in the center of the circle from an underground aquifer and distributed through a giant sprinkler hundreds of yards long that pivots around a central point. In the past, large spray guns were used to shoot water through the air onto the crops, but nowadays more efficient low-pressure sprinklers hang from the pipes to spray water close to the ground, which is a much more efficient method that saves water.

This NASA satellite photo shows crop circles in Finney County, Kansas. These irrigated plots are 800 and 1,600 meters in diameter (0.5 and 1 mile). This area utilizes irrigation water from the Ogallala aquifer, that underlies an area from Wyoming to Texas.

More information on the Ogallala aquifer, which is part of the High Plains Aquifer System, may be found here: 
http://ne.water.usgs.gov/ogw/hpwlms/physsett.html

Image credit: NASA

#irrigation #wateruse #Kansas #Ogallala #aquifer #aerialphotography #center-pivot #HighPlains
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This is wasteful of land: it only uses π/4 of it.
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One Year of Water Left in California Reservoirs?
Whats amazing is despite the awareness and effort there isn't much that actually has been done to adapt to the serious situation or strategize on how to reclaim the water lost. California is way beyond just reducing the impact, they literally need refill what has been lost. There should be no question whether anyone should ration now...it should just happen if they are to have any water left at all.
#Water   #Drought   #CaliforniaWater   #California  
Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well.
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Time to create desalination plants. think outside the box now
 
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About 115 million people—more than one-third of the Nation’s population—rely on groundwater for drinking water. As the Nation’s population grows, the need for high-quality drinking-water supplies becomes even more urgent.

Over the last two decades, USGS scientists have assessed water quality in source (untreated) water from 6,600 wells in extensive regional aquifers that supply most of the groundwater pumped for the Nation’s drinking water, irrigation, and other uses. This comprehensive sampling, along with detailed information on geology, hydrology, geochemistry, and chemical and water use, can be used to explain how and why aquifer vulnerability to contamination varies across the Nation.

Read the full story and access the recently completed national summary report on the quality of the Nation's groundwater at: http://bit.ly/1JgSPr9

#‎water‬ ‪#‎humanhealth‬ ‪#‎groundwater‬ ‪#‎science‬ ‪#‎USGS‬ ‪#‎contaminants‬
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Houston, we have a problem
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Great job #NASASocial ! Keep it trending.

For those of you not in-the-know, follow +Ciro Villa and +Mike Clancy, who will be at Kennedy Space Center today and tomorrow morning to cover the launch of the Orion Flight Test #EFT1 .

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"We drive hybrid cars, own designer dogs that have been inbred from the grey wolf down to the chihuahua, and live in temperature-controlled, eco-friendly environments. We load the hybrid dog into the hybrid car, stretch on a pair of green-friendly $100 lululemons while hiking in the artificially designed nature trails of L.A. while drinking artificially sanitized water and tweeting selfies on our technological marvel iPhones with the hashtag ‪#‎nature‬.

That’s Nature Inc™.

Nature, on the other hand, is generations ravaged by smallpox because vaccines weren’t invented yet. It’s having a home birth not because it’s been romanticized, but because it’s your only option. It’s dying of malnutrition because, even though you have soil, sunlight and water, you don’t have the technology to fight off bugs, weeds, or droughts. Nature is one too many sunburns leading to melanoma. Nature is when shows like Naked and Afraid and Born In The Wild are just life, and not documentary-worthy expenditures of bored and privileged twenty-somethings who can call the hospital when something goes horribly wrong.

Because as much as nature makes delicious fruits and vegetables, if you’re not paying attention, it also makes poisonous mushrooms."
Here’s the thing about nature: It will fuck up your shit.
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It's National #Groundwater Awareness Week! Whether you’re on a public water system or a private well, whether you are a health care official, policymaker, regulator, an environmentalist or a groundwater professional, you can get involved in protecting this vital resource. Let us know what you're doing to help spread the word! ‪#‎GWAwarenessWeek‬
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At my new job as a Hydrologist, this is what my peer handed down to me. He said, "They don't teach you this in school, that's on-the-job training right there."
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They believed that degree we printed on paint?
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Orion-Delta IV heavy on the pad for last weeks EFT-1 launch.  Moon is hanging overhead
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Trouble watching our #Orion TV feed? Try our mobile feed: http://1.usa.gov/ktNLR6  or @Ustream: http://bit.ly/hlQAwb   
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This is a really neat opportunity for college Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in SETI and Astrobiology. I wish I knew about this when I was an undergrad.
 
Want to work with the SETI Institute? Applications are now open for the Summer 2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program at the SETI Institute! Students will work with scientists at the SETI Institute and at the nearby NASA Ames Research center on projects spanning the field of astrobiology from microbiology to planetary geology to observational astronomy. Find full details here: http://buff.ly/1vgoPnh
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