Rainwater

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A Rain Water Harvesting Methodology

Harvest and distribute for maximum field capacity
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 2:34 PM

A different approach to rainwater harvesting and how to store this precious resource for your garden.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/article.aspx?id=2147504529

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christinehennessey.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-make-rain-barrel.html

Setting up a Rain Barrel System to Water a Garden

Perfect for raised beds and square-foot gardens
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 1:06 PM

A wonderful DIY tutorial with beautiful pictures and excellent instructions for a rain barrel setup for watering a raised-bed garden. 

http://christinehennessey.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-make-rain-barrel.html

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Rain flowing through a gutter

Rainwater Harvesting

Understanding how to capture and store rainwater
Friday, January 6, 2012, 6:21 PM

Water is essential to life, for we cannot exist without it. We are running short of fresh, clean water in many parts of the USA. That is also the case in many other countries. Those who live in the northeastern quadrant of the lower 48 states are generally in good shape for now, water-wise, though there may be local issues with clean water in places. But as you travel west of the Mississippi, average annual rainfall drops off sharply, particularly in the desert southwest, which includes portions of the Chihuahua, Sonora, and Mohave Deserts.

The situation is particularly foreboding in the Colorado River Basin. There are more demands for the water than the river can reliably supply. Las Vegas is vulnerable to a water emergency, as are Phoenix and Tucson. Thirsty Los Angeles gets drinking water from far away Northern California via the California Aqueduct. As the podcast from a few weeks ago highlighted, water management and access is becoming an ever-increasing concern for many parts of the country.  » Read more