Re: “One thing we Americans know is how to overdo it” (TNT, 11-17).
I’m not sure reader columnist Al Bartlett’s use of the term “overreaction” is appropriate to the danger posed by the overuse of water resources.
According to recent satellite imagery, the depletion of ground water is occurring at an alarming rate. In many places, especially in drought-prone regions, it’s being taken out of the ground faster than nature can replenish it. Farmers who once depended on annual rainfall for their crops have had to dig deep wells. As a result, in some cases, the prospect of going …