Who is liable for the damages caused by the over pumping caused by the State
Engineer authorizing too many water permits in Cedar Valley?The San
Joaquin Valley dropped 34 feet in elevation due to over pumping on farm
ground.Gray water recharge in Cedar Valley may help.
I have wondered about this happening in Utah and many desert areas where
aquifers have become abused and overused. It could even contribute to drought
conditions in Utah and western states because ground water levels also affect
humidity levels above the ground and there have never been any statistics or
monitoring levels of atmospheric humidity. Ground evaporation does contribute to
climatic changes and what some mistake as global warning rather than humidity
depletion of aquifers.This giant sink hole is in a remote area of
the state and its cause for caution and to limit development in the more urban
areas of the state in northern Utah. The west side of the valley lake Bonneville
beach front property has already been impacted by mud slides and sinking homes
and why the USGS had zoned the west area of the valley as not fit to develop for
homes and business back in the 1930-1940's and our Utah government leaders
have chosen to ignore the USGS warning.These sink holes take time to
reveal themselves and if oil fracking is developed in Utah then it may put Utah
lower by hundreds of feet and ghost towns for tourist to visit.
Some of these aquifers are left over from the last Ice age and lake bonneville.
They haven't been being recharged with enough spring run off to compensate
for what we're drawing out for probably 50 years, and in the last 20 (as
My2Cents pointed out) our "leaders" a bunch of developers have ignored
the USGS and built where ever they could snatch the land cheap.
@ My2Cents: Can and will you please share where your getting your
information on Fracking. And it seems that you have no idea what your talking
about, because there has been Fracking going on in Utah since they figured out
that's what it took to break down formations in order to get gas and oil to
flow. And if Fracking was/is going to cause sink holes then Eastern Utah is in
for one heck of a shock because they have been Fracking those wells for decades.
Oh look no cracks from Fracks. Oh and you will have bigger and better sink
holes after they quit mining coal, and all of there shafts start to cave in but
that's just common knowledge.
What would have happened if the MX missiles were staged in Utah 30+ years ago?
That is what Orrin Hatch pushed for. That is when the good people should have
got wise about Hatch.