Essay on Water: Water Resources and Water

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Brandon Washburn
Dr. Hellstrom
ENGL 102.016
9 February 2015 6072522017
Water has been the center of growth since far beyond the existence of mankind. Traditions have proven the importance of water through anecdotal experiences as well as through trial and error. Such examples are perceived time and time again. It is constantly proven that water is the source of our survival. NO TITLES IN PARAGRAPHS JUST REFER AUTHOR AT THE END OF EVERY PARAGRAPH IN PARENTHESES IF NOT MENTIONED WITHIN Water is essential to life. Humans, along with other mammals are conceived in sacs of water during the gestation period. Mankind has demonstrated comfort with this great molecule ever since. As of recent studies have shown, humans are commonly surrounded by the likings of water. In her article, Small, Yes, But Mighty: The Molecule Called Water Angier cites: Close to ninety percent of vacationers choose as their holiday destination an ocean, lake, or other scenic body of water (Angier 208). It seems to be a natural tendency to involve water as a third variable within family vacations of various sorts. Not only do families tend to locate their “get-aways” where water is primarily involved but most also seem to feel additionally comfortable in it. Angier also noted that, sixty percent of our body weight comes from water, the fluidic equivalent of forty-five quarts (Angier 208). In a more realistic understanding of the “big picture,” biologically, humans are natural absorbents’ of water. It is no surprise that the importance and necessity of water within daily routines is of high regards towards living a healthy lifestyle. Water is not meant to be taken for granted. Such issues of drought and the misfortune that comes with it is commonly seen. One issue to visualize is the initial growth of Dallas Texas and effects of drought that have caused the demand for water to increase. Water in this suburb is gathered and sourced from nearby reservoirs and artificial lakes. This makes issues of drought more common, such as what is documented on Lake Lavon. This is managed by the rankings of the US Army Corps of Engineers. They discovered that this drought was merely caused by a slit in the bottom of the lake that holds moisture which in turn leads the growth of grass to overtake and multiply across the lake (Flakus 209). He also states that the drop in Lake Lavon’s water level has put some strain on the North Texas Municipal Water District. This district uses water from the lake to supply one-and-a-half million people in the Dallas area. This statistic is only one of the many issues that worry citizens. For example, population growth within the city has caused the demand of water to increase. This was a key factor to the reasons of usage towards cheap water sources. Research discovered by a Professor at Texas A and M University concluded that Dallas can deal with large population increases, but only if the city curtails, on a per-person bias, the water use (Flakus 209). Continuous attempts to diminish such issues are constantly in progression. Water is not easy to maintain in some states but because it is so valuable, any possible solution is considered with seriousness. When insufficient water supplies are in despair people overlook ideas that have proven great wonders in the past. Old water-supply systems are proving to be better than modern ones.