It’s not how much water you get, it’s what you do with it – Indiana edition

Indiana precipitiation, courtesy NCDC

Indiana precipitiation, courtesy NCDC

Indiana, where nine out of the past ten years have been wetter than the long term average, is talking about water shortages:

Water shortages are coming to Indiana unless the state implements policy changes, according to a recent prediction by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Data courtesy NCDC.


  1. Actually the issue in Southern Indiana is in one sense old. When the built the Wabash and Erie Canal to Evansville in the 1840-1850 time frame there was insufficient water to build a series of locks to the Ohio. Instead the canal stopped a couple of hundred yards from the Ohio. (It turned out the locks would have used lots of water).

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