Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How Limited are Your Water Resources?

How dependable is your water supply? 

What would you do if the water did not come out when you turn on your facet? Do you take for granted that fresh clean water will always be there when you need it? Have you considered how you will respond to continuing increases in the fees you pay for your water?

What will you do when there is no water available to you and your family?

Are you aware of the water shortages and depleted aquifers below?

On November 24, 1922 in Santa Fe, New Mexico the water in the Colorado River was promised or allocated to seven states and each was allotted a share of the river. The amount of water or river flow was divided up based on a twenty year river flow study that had just been completed. Today looking back we know that the twenty year study time period was the wettest twenty in the past hundred years. Tree ring studies now tell us the past hundred years was one of the wettest hundred year period in the past thousand years. The river was millions of gallons over allocated the day they signed the Compact.

The Ogallala is the largest aquifer in the United States. It was charged or filled with water from the melting glaciers around ten thousand years ago. The available water in this underground aquifer has been declining since the first electric pumps were put to work. It is not a question of will it be pumped dry, rather a matter of when it will no longer be capable of supplying water to the land above.

Satellite studies now allow science to better understand how much water is in the aquifers below ground. The recent study of the California Central Valley aquifer shows large water losses. The Central Valley produces a large amount and variety of foods. This food is consumed by all of America. Science believes the aquifer below the Central Valley lost enough water to fill Lake Mead during a short study period. Lake Mead is above Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and the largest man made lake in America. As the water table falls in California there is a well drilling free for all going on with large wealthy farmers drilling deeper and deeper wells. 

Whole towns have already lost the municipal supply wells to thousands of people.

Droughts and mega droughts have brought cultures and civilizations to their demises throughout history.

Do you want a secure water future? Do you understand aquifer and surface water over allocation? Are you confident that you can go out and make informed decisions in your quest for a reliable secure water future?

Water rights, both ground water and surface flowing water rights to put the water to your own personal beneficial use are available today.

Learn "How to Buy Water Rights" from a water rights land sales specialist.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Water Rights

In the land and water rights sales business, one of the most commonly asked questions is, "How do I acquire and keep water rights?"  There is not a single simple  answer to this question, but there are answers which will help most people develop an understanding about water rights.

 "How to Buy Water Rights"   Is an attempt to keep the explanation simple.



Friday, November 16, 2012

Drought and Misguided Focus

Land in Nevada with Water Rights is available for sale today Call Chris W. Miller at 435-862-5951

Drought, Food, and The Future

Drought, Food, and The Future

The drought has brought in sharp focus many issues, fundamentally it is about water, lack of water. Water however is no where near the top of the discussions we hear.

Perspectives shape views, concerns range from crop production, farm losses, food prices, balance between energy and food ratios, inflation. Food shortages have lead to at least a few regimes demise through out history. Remember, drought is about lack of water.

This brings us to a whole new view and issues, aquifers, drawdown and recharge, we are pumping water out far faster than it is replenishing itself. Some large aquifers are in fact expected by science to go dry. The Ogallala is ancient glacial water, the recharge source has been gone for thousands of years. The Ogallala is the largest aquifer in America.

Since the 1950’s, "predevelopment" when we your started pumping water out of Ogallala with electric pumps instead of windmills, the water table level has been dropping.

Unfortunately, this is a fact worldwide. So food production to feed the estimated nine billion world population twenty five years from now, must be the bigger question.

Questions from an individuals point of view could be, how can I and my offspring really be prepared. Personal responsibility and an individualistic spirit exemplified our ancestors. What can I do now to be prepared, for the generations to come.

Your water source is the key, do you depend on a municipal system? How secure do feel about that? Are you looking forward to a time when the ability to produce a percentage of your our required nutrition may be required? Remember the 2012 drought is leading to food shortages worldwide with six billion people today. World population is expected to increase by fifty percent in the next twenty five years.

With a relatively small parcel of land you can produce; grass feed beef, poultry, eggs, pork, fruits, vegetables, even milk, cheese, and fish, but you have to have a stable supply of water. It is a ton of work. It is how most Americans got through the depression, self sufficiency. We have superior tools and technology than they did. Greenhouses, electric well pumps, solar applications, aquaponics, kitchen counter sized milk pasturizers. The list goes on and on. Self sustainable lifestyles are considerably easier today than it was in the 1930’s.

The oil industry, hydrology, geology, climate change studies, well monitoring, flow gauge measurements of seeps and springs, weather monitoring of precipitation and snow pack, all add to our data and knowledge about what is going on below the surface of the land. We have a great deal of science regarding which water sources are stable, or in balance and which are not or may not be.

Where you own land will determine whether you have water or not.
 
 Chris W. Miller
Vegas Grand Realty and Property Management
435-862-5951
702-990-5951

Nevada Water Rights

Land in Nevada

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Next 10 years: Food crisis fueled by Asia’s droughts

Next 10 years: Food crisis fueled by Asia’s droughts

Interesting projections about food supplies and water. Call for information about irrigated land in Nevada listed for sale.

Chris W. Miller
Vegas Grand Realty and Property Management
435-862-5951
702-990-5951

Nevada Water Rights

Land in Nevada

Nevada Ranch Properties

Lincoln County Land Market

Mesquite NV Real Estate Market

Friday, September 14, 2012

Water, Food, and the Issues



For those of you interested in understanding some of the supply and demand issues around Water Rights in Nevada and the Colorado River Basin, as well as geo political wrangling, here are some links. If you would like own some Nevada Ground Water Rights, you need to call me, I have some very nice farm and ranch land listed with water rights.

California Recruits Water-Saving ‘Heroes’ as Drought Drags On

Experts offer grim water outlook for NV, CA

Climate change to strain Colorado River

Lake Mead, Key Water Source For Southwestern US, Could Be Dry By 2021

Historic Colorado River Streamflows Reconstructed Back To 1490

Welcome to "The New Normal"

The Water Information Program

Colorado River Interim Guidelines for
Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations
for Lakes Powell and Mead

Current Colo. River Basin dry spell could be worst in 500 years

STUDY SHOWS CURRENT DROUGHT BAD BUT NOT THE WORST UNLV 2004

Woodhouse Tree Ring Study

Future Of Western U.S. Water Supply Threatened By Climate Change

Climate Change Means Shortfalls In Colorado River Water Deliveries

American West Heating Nearly Twice As Fast As Rest Of World, New Analysis Shows

Colorado River Compact

Colorado River Compact Update?

PIPELINE PLANS: Judge kills water ruling

Nevada State Engineer Gives SNWA Water Rights

‘Owens Valley is the model of what to expect’

The Ripple Effect

Great Basin Water Network

Vegas water agency (SNWA) vows fight for groundwater plan, and wins

SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY’S PROPOSED SPRING VALLEY RULING

Nevada ruling could burst Las Vegas pumping plan

Another Pipeline to Drain Colorado River

Flaming Gorge Pipeline would irrevocably damage the Green River and further imperil the Colorado River downstream.

As you can tell there is plenty of science and opinion involved in these discussions. One thing seems clear to me, we are using or soon will be using more water than we have available. The opportunity to purchase irrigated farm and ranch land is today. The chances this land with water rights is going to get any less expense in the seems very slim.

Today's Investors are buying water rights. Who is buying these Water Rights?

Water Rights laws and use are complicated, yet many parcels with water rights are available today, some at very reasonable prices.

Chris W. Miller is a Nevada Farm and Ranch with Water Rights Specialist

Chris W. Miller
Vegas Grand Realty and Property Management
435-862-5951
702-990-5951

Nevada Water Rights

Land in Nevada

Nevada Ranch Properties

Lincoln County Land Market

Mesquite NV Real Estate Market


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Farm Land Related News, Drought, Water Supply, Prices

Land in Nevada with Water Rights is available for sale today Call Chris W. Miller


Drought news,
farm land prices, water supply, aquifer over allocation and falling water table news.

Much more relative information updated daily at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-States-Water-Rights/116535525087733

Relevant information on Water and Water Rights at
http://nevadawaterrights.com/

Land sale information for
irrigated Nevada farm and ranch land, over allocated basin news, falling water tables, and areas you can own within stable designated basins. If you are unsure about these terms, you better find a qualified professional before you buy!


Chris W. Miller
Vegas Grand Realty and Property Management
435-862-5951
702-990-5951

Nevada Water Rights

Land in Nevada

Nevada Ranch Properties

Lincoln County Land Market

Mesquite NV Real Estate Market