Alternative water solution

LETTER

Re: Recharge trial delay a big deal, June 20 editorial.

This is an email I posted to several relevant GDC members. It provides an alternative solution to the aquifer recharge issue:

I came across this website from the Texas Weather Modification Association about “Weather Modification and its Impacts on Long Term Water Management” 2015 . . . . The section which should be of interest to the group is headed “The impacts of Weather Modification on Recharge in West Texas”. The method used is cloud seeding and is therefore dependent on the regular presence of suitable clouds. Texas is very susceptible to drought. Annual precipitation for the target area ranges from 15 to 20 inches.

You will find that the benefit-cost analysis is significant, claiming an overall economic impact of $US10m a year. My method should be able to double or triple that figure for the Tairawhiti region, given the fact that I am able to generate weather conditions to suit, as was noted by media for last year (2017).

Something to consider for an uncertain future.

Obviously GDC is not in favour. Let the community decide.

JOHN PORTER

Re: Recharge trial delay a big deal, June 20 editorial.

This is an email I posted to several relevant GDC members. It provides an alternative solution to the aquifer recharge issue:

I came across this website from the Texas Weather Modification Association about “Weather Modification and its Impacts on Long Term Water Management” 2015 . . . . The section which should be of interest to the group is headed “The impacts of Weather Modification on Recharge in West Texas”. The method used is cloud seeding and is therefore dependent on the regular presence of suitable clouds. Texas is very susceptible to drought. Annual precipitation for the target area ranges from 15 to 20 inches.

You will find that the benefit-cost analysis is significant, claiming an overall economic impact of $US10m a year. My method should be able to double or triple that figure for the Tairawhiti region, given the fact that I am able to generate weather conditions to suit, as was noted by media for last year (2017).

Something to consider for an uncertain future.

Obviously GDC is not in favour. Let the community decide.

JOHN PORTER

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