The Dixie Dove

April 5, 2015

Halophytes save California!

The answer to drought is to use plants that grow with saltwater. These can be decorative or grown as crops for biofuels. California should start building a saltwater irrigation system and plant these plants in the desert. If enough square miles of desert are greened in this fashion it could even lead to the creation of rain storms in the desert as the saltwater is evaporated into the atmosphere and desalinated into rain.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halophyte

3 comments:

  1. Once you do that you destroy the ground for anything for decades or hundreds of years.

    In addition, salt will leach into the water table making any ground water unusable.

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    1. This is unusable desert land with no groundwater.

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    2. And there are plenty of food and fuel crops that grow with saltwater

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