By: David Riel
I love swimming and kayaking in the ocean, and believe me when I tell you, that if you don't respect rip currents your first warning that they're dangerous may be your last.Rip currents occur where waves break along the shore at different places, typically...
By: Christine Anderson
I am going to list museums that I have visited, and that I consider great places to learn about water, water management, and oceanography. 1. The Birch Aquarium and museum at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego was designed with an educational mission. http://aquarium...
By: Bob Trowbridge
It might be reasonable to assume that the temperature of the ocean is only affected by the amount of sun it gets in different regions. Regions near the equator have warmer water than regions farther north and south. The ocean in southern California is warmer...
By: Bob Trowbridge
Without potable water, there is no civilization. All living things, humans included, need water for survival. This is why all of the great civilizatiions of the world blossomed near a water source, a river or a sea. Rivers not only provided the people with needed...
By: Bob Trowbridge
A spring is water coming out of the ground naturally. It may be associated with an underground river or a fixed pool of water. The quality of spring water varies a bit but if it comes from a clean aquifer it can be quite good...
By: Algy Moncrieff
Water may not seem overtly powerful to you, but it has the power to carve out routes through solid rock, destroy cities and shape mountains and coastlines. There is a very wide range of land formations that are formed by the action of water.RIVERS:One...
By: Bob Trowbridge
Water has an incredible impact when measured in hundreds of thousands and millions of years. Valleys and canyons are created. Mountains are worn down. Caves and arches are created. Not even rock can withstand the movement of water over time. Some experts believe that the...
By: Carol G
Step up on the boardwalk, and read the posting for the water conditions. Possible rip currents is all it says. Rip currents are easy to recognize, because they rip harshly across ankles and feet. I think I know this because one time I waded into...
By: Bob Trowbridge
Agriculture is one of the biggest water users on the planet. In California, the central valley growers get their water really cheap and they use it like it was cheap. There are many methods of watering trees and crops that don't involve flooding rows between...
By: A. Luminium
There are many good ways to conserve water in the home and landscape. We can save the most water (and money) by becoming more aware of how we use our water and concentrate on the areas with the most potential for savings.First, if you...

 

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