Sharon Kleyne Says Air Conditioning Accelerates Body Water Vapor Evaporation

Kleyne Cautions Air Conditioner Users against Dry Eyes & Dry Skin. Water Advocate Kleyne Claims Artificial Environments Can Damage Health.

Summers are long and summers are hot. In developed countries, people spend billions of dollars running air conditioning systems and smaller units to cheat the heat while heat-related deaths in poorer countries soar. This fact doesn’t mean, however, that people in developed countries are always getting the best of it. Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, wonders how many people know that air conditioning is actually a health hazard? “Air conditioning can cause the skin and the eyes to lose water content,” said Kleyne. “The loss of water content can result in physical dehydration of the skin and eyes, possibly leading to dehydration-related diseases such as dry eye.”

Forced air that circulates through an air conditioner and is cooled achieves an atmospheric imbalance. The cool air will not evaporate to allow the atmosphere to be humid. If the air is too hot, the air will over-evaporate. That’s why water often drips off air conditioners during the heat of summer. Tampering with the natural atmosphere often results in such an imbalance and makes normal breathing harder. It also results in chemical imbalances thanks to insulated windows, walls and synthetic carpeting.

When the air is too warm or too cold, as is often the case, the body will not be able to breathe the atmosphere’s water vapor. This includes the water covering the surface of the eyes and contained in the upper skin layers. The result can be dry eye and dry skin complaints. The eye’s tear film is 99 percent water and the upper skin layers are 70 percent water.
Dry eye and dry skin symptoms include dry and itching eyes, blurred vision, eye strain, fatigue, headache, watery eyes, dry skin, itchy skin and flaky or “ashy” skin.

Kleyne’s suggestions to reduce dehydration from air conditioning or winter heating are here. Crack a window – especially in the bathroom – to let fresh outside air in. Put baffles over heating and cooling vents so the wind doesn’t blow directly on anybody. Set out bowls of water and house plants. The ideal temperature and humidity for comfort and for preventing accelerated surface evaporation from the skin and eyes is 60 to 80 degrees F and 40 to 60 percent relative humidity. Kleyne also suggests that you take a cool bath or shower. Humidify eyes and skin, as needed, with pH balanced, Trade Secret tissue culture grade 100% fresh water found in Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® and/or Nature’s Mist® Face of the Waters®. The pure water is delivered to skin and eyes as a patented micron-size mist from a personal, portable hand-held humidifier.

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Were you aware that air conditioning could be bad for your health? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict? If you have comments or stories you’d like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr

Global Water Crisis Has Water Advocate Kleyne’s Attention

Fresh Water Shortages Threaten Populations Everywhere. Sharon Kleyne Encourages New Water Technology & Education about Water Issues.

Did you know that more than 2 billion people worldwide go through every day of their lives drinking and using contaminated water? You would never do that, right? Well, international educator and researcher Sharon Kleyne wonders if that’s really true. As she points out, suppose you simply cannot get fresh water. Without water, you die. So, what would you really do? Kleyne believes you would opt for the contaminated water.

Of course, Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, finds this situation abhorrent. Kleyne and others believe it is terrible that in some countries, women walk four hours a day with huge clay jugs balanced on their heads in order to fetch and convey fresh water to their families and villages. “The global fresh water crisis we face,” said Kleyne, “is epic in its proportions.”

For more than two decades, Kleyne’s research and new water technology discoveries at the company she founded, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, have won her international laurels as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne says, “we begin a process of evaporation that continues until death.” Kleyne teaches that the way to live and prolong a healthy life is to regularly supplement and replenish body water vapor lost to evaporation with fresh, pure water. Kleyne also urges people globally to commit to being more proactive about their health by learning all that they can about fresh water. Kleyne wants everyone to know how to get fresh water and how to protect fresh water. “It’s not impossible,” says Kleyne, “but it will require new water technology, a long-term commitment, even unto eternity, and some wise assistance,”

Kleyne calls on the United Nations and government leaders everywhere to commit to supporting and paying for new water infrastructure that will save the water that currently runs off to the oceans. New water infrastructure will also maintain clean water supplies and build up aquifers, some of which are in danger of going dry from overuse. “There’s no secret,” Kleyne says, “to maintaining excellent health. One must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis to replenish the evaporating water vapor.”

Kleyne also hopes that people on earth will break the bad and potentially lethal habit of taking fresh, clean water for granted. “Just as the eyes and skin suffer from excess evaporation, so does earth’s atmosphere as well as fresh water supplies and outlets,” Kleyne says. At the moment, Kleyne reveals, several regions in Africa and some Southeast Asian locales are the places on earth that are most in need of fresh water. “I am committed to educating people around the world every day about the growing global water crisis and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor,” Kleyne says.

Kleyne is convinced that more education and water research will lead to new technology discoveries that will save billions of lives and the earth itself. “We will learn what we need to know to create a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle,” Kleyne concludes.

Please visit http://www.biologicaqua.com/ for more information about new water research technology and a new Water Life Science® experience that awaits you. If you would like to, please share your opinions about the current global water crisis. Have you ever been short of fresh, pure water to drink and use? We would love to hear from you!

Global Water Crisis Has Water Advocate Kleyne’s Attention

Fresh Water Shortages Threaten Populations Everywhere. Sharon Kleyne Encourages New Water Technology & Education about Water Issues.

Did you know that more than 2 billion people worldwide go through every day of their lives drinking and using contaminated water? You would never do that, right? Well, international educator and researcher Sharon Kleyne wonders if that’s really true. As she points out, suppose you simply cannot get fresh water. Without water, you die. So, what would you really do? Kleyne believes you would opt for the contaminated water.

Of course, Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, finds this situation abhorrent. Kleyne and others believe it is terrible that in some countries, women walk four hours a day with huge clay jugs balanced on their heads in order to fetch and convey fresh water to their families and villages. “The global fresh water crisis we face,” said Kleyne, “is epic in its proportions.”

For more than two decades, Kleyne’s research and new water technology discoveries at the company she founded, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, have won her international laurels as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne says, “we begin a process of evaporation that continues until death.” Kleyne teaches that the way to live and prolong a healthy life is to regularly supplement and replenish body water vapor lost to evaporation with fresh, pure water. Kleyne also urges people globally to commit to being more proactive about their health by learning all that they can about fresh water. Kleyne wants everyone to know how to get fresh water and how to protect fresh water. “It’s not impossible,” says Kleyne, “but it will require new water technology, a long-term commitment, even unto eternity, and some wise assistance,”

Kleyne calls on the United Nations and government leaders everywhere to commit to supporting and paying for new water infrastructure that will save the water that currently runs off to the oceans. New water infrastructure will also maintain clean water supplies and build up aquifers, some of which are in danger of going dry from overuse. “There’s no secret,” Kleyne says, “to maintaining excellent health. One must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis to replenish the evaporating water vapor.”

Kleyne also hopes that people on earth will break the bad and potentially lethal habit of taking fresh, clean water for granted. “Just as the eyes and skin suffer from excess evaporation, so does earth’s atmosphere as well as fresh water supplies and outlets,” Kleyne says. At the moment, Kleyne reveals, several regions in Africa and some Southeast Asian locales are the places on earth that are most in need of fresh water. “I am committed to educating people around the world every day about the growing global water crisis and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor,” Kleyne says.

Kleyne is convinced that more education and water research will lead to new technology discoveries that will save billions of lives and the earth itself. “We will learn what we need to know to create a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle,” Kleyne concludes.

Please visit http://www.biologicaqua.com for more information about new water research technology and a new Water Life Science® experience that awaits you. If you would like to, please share your opinions about the current global water crisis. Have you ever been short of fresh, pure water to drink and use? We would love to hear from you!

Sharon Kleyne Remembers Moses N. Baker

Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Notes Anniversary of Water Pioneer’s Death. Clean Drinking Water Visionary Baker Left Lasting Water Research Legacy.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, observed on the air that February 7th marked the anniversary of Moses N. Baker’s death.

“Who is Moses N. Baker, some of you are probably asking,” said Kleyne. Well,” she continued, “I’m happy to school you! Moses N. Baker, who died on this day in 1955 at the age of 91, was a celebrated author and editor in the field of drinking water technology and history, and his most important book is still in use to this very day.” Baker spent years researching and writing his epic, The Quest for Pure Water: The History of Water Purification from the Earliest Records to the Twentieth Century, which first appeared in 1938 and was reprinted in 1981.

Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water researcher and water advocate, shared how Baker’s career began when he was hired in 1887 as Associate Editor of Engineering News. Baker served this publication and the consolidated weekly, Engineering News-Record, which launched in 1917, for 45 years (he retired in 1932). These publications provided the definitive news about technological advances in the treatment and control of drinking water and sewage for many years in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

“As a research scientist,” Kleyne said, “Moses N. Baker amassed a huge personal library of books and source documents that he consulted in writing his groundbreaking book. Baker donated this collection,” Kleyne explained, to the American Water Works Association, which later transferred it in 1945 to the Engineering Societies Library in New York City for safekeeping. But alas,” Kleyne said, “the Engineering Societies Library closed down in 1998 and Baker’s entire collection was sold off to various bidders.”

Still, Sharon Kleyne pointed out, Baker’s legacy is quite safe. In addition to his book and work as an editor, Baker was a valuable member of many professional organizations and societies. These included the American Water Works Association, the New England Water Works Association and the American Economic Association. Baker also served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the National Municipal League from 1911 to 1918. Baker was on the Montclair, New Jersey Board of Health for twenty years, serving as President in 1915-1916. Baker also served as President of the New Jersey Sanitary Association in 1904.

Sharon Kleyne, the global expert on dehydration of earth’s fresh water and dehydration of the eyes and skin as a result of the excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor, concluded that the world owes an enormous debt of gratitude to the work and memory of Moses N. Baker. Kleyne encouraged listeners to weigh in with their own thoughts and opinions about Moses N. Baker and the history of clear drinking water in America or elsewhere. “Read this blog and get in touch with us,” Kleyne said. “We want to know what you think.”

Sharon Kleyne Warns Leaf Blowers & Hand Rakers About Dry Eye Trouble

Sharon Kleyne Says Fall Chores Can Lead to Injury and Illness. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Makes Helpful & Safety Suggestions.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, knows that as this November dawns, many Americans have more on their mind than the blessed end of the political campaign. Kleyne knows that millions of Americans are getting out their leaf blowers and rakes and working long hours to round up piles of beautiful leaves that just don’t seem to mind where they land! Kleyne knows this is a cherished American pastime, yet she also knows it’s a time for unexpected accidents and illness.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health radio program on Voice of America, is a tireless advocate of water research and education and a staunch supporter of healthy practices and habits that relieve the symptoms of dry eye disease. “Leaf blowers create a lot of dangerous dust,” said Kleyne. “Did you know,” Kleyne continued, “that the average leaf blower creates 2.6 pounds of PM10 dust emissions per hour of use?” Kleyne warned that this is more than enough dust to trigger dry eye symptoms that include reddening, irritation, soreness, and blurred vision. Objects blown from the ground can also fly up into the eye. Kleyne suggests that users of leaf blowers should always wear safety goggles as partial protection for the eye.

Sharon Kleyne also recommends the only proven, non-invasive remedy for dry eye disease, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. Produced by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® consists of 100% Trade Secret, pure culture tissue grade fresh water delivered to the eyes, with no discomfort or irritation. The water is applied to the eye as a micron mist by a hand-held, personal spray humidifier specially designed by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®’s Research Department and bottling facility that emits a pure, pH balanced, 100% water mist for rehydrating eyes. “Also,” Kleyne added, “leaf blowers should wear a mask because all that dust will have a negative effect on lungs and could lead to more serious illness.”

Sharon Kleyne said that leaf rakers don’t get off any easier than leaf blowers. “Leaf rakers should also protect their eyes with eyewear and their respiratory system with a good mask,” Kleyne said. “Even hand-raking,” Kleyne added, stirs up dust and sends ground objects flying upward in the vicinity of the eyes. Kleyne also strongly urged leaf blowers and leaf rakers to keep a container of Bio-Med Wash®, the first portable, non-saline, non-chemical, emergency eye and wound wash product available worldwide. It is the only fast-acting, painless and effective product on the market that micron mists the eyes and wounds with Trade Secret tissue culture grade water. “In an emergency,” said Kleyne, “you don’t have time to apply a pour bottle of saline solution. You need to use something while on the go, with no fuss. You need to have something that’s effective, and that something is Bio-Med Wash®.”

Sharon Kleyne encouraged all Americans to enjoy their raking and leaf piles, but she reminded everybody to blow and rake safe, and be prepared if danger erupts. “And” she concluded, “let’s do all we can to eliminate dry eye disease, the global number one preliminary condition that leads to blindness.”

Water Health Advocates Sharon Kleyne & Dr. Effie Chow Share Water and Health Wisdom

Sharon Kleyne, the world’s Water Life Science® leader and Dr. Effie Chow www.eastwestqi.com, internationally celebrated energy healer and humanitarian, have been close friends and science allies for many years. Recently, the two women met to discuss Dr. Chow’s long career and the progress of global health and water research. Whenever the colleagues meet, their conversation is spirited; the recent exchange was no exception as they discussed their latest research in water, diet, exercise, Qigong and traditional Chinese medicine, especially when integrated with western medicine.

Sharon Kleyne, host of The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health radio program, noted that Dr. Chow wears many hats. She is a Qigong Grandmaster, energy healer, acupuncturist, humanitarian, international speaker, Futurist and Visionary. Noting that Chow was knighted in 2008, Kleyne praised Dr. Chow’s long history as a major alternative healer around the world.

With equal graciousness, Dr. Chow looked back on their frequent co-creative, collaborative efforts. “Your interest in water,” said Effie Chow to Sharon Kleyne, “is mine as well. Moisture (water) is the primary essence in our lives. Without water, we die.”

“Our atmosphere is drying up,” Sharon Kleyne added. “We’re seeing people dehydrated because they aren’t drinking enough water or misting to replenish the rapidly evaporating water vapor of their bodies.”

Asked by Sharon Kleyne how she became inspired to integrate traditional Chinese and western medicine. Dr. Chow referred to a time shortly before her birth. “I was a rebel from the very beginning, even in my mother’s womb,” Chow said. “My parents were living in Canada, but I refused to be born there. I had to be born in China.” Dr. Chow’s family was steeped in ancient Chinese medicine, and her father, whom she adored, encouraged her studies. When her father became ill and died, Chow felt that medicine at the time abandoned him. “Fifteen years later,” she said, “he might very well have lived.” Thus inspired, Chow vowed to master the ancient healing arts, and that led her to her mastery of Qigong.

When asked, as she often is, to define the practice of Qigong, Dr. Chow explained that Qigong itself is the basis for all Chinese medicine. “Qigong,” Chow said, “is a non-confrontational series of energy-breath exercises. Qigong teaches you to tune in and listen to the energy of your body. It teaches you to ‘feel’ your energy system, your lymph system, your nervous system. Qigong teaches that you are not just a kidney. Every cell is connected. That is why you and I are connected to every other living being on earth, and to the wider universe as well.”

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, hopes everyone learns that the water vapor keeps you alive. Kleyne said that people should do all they can to slow down their body’s water evaporation, and Chow and Kleyne agreed that means drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water each day and learning to breathe properly. “85% of the people in the world don’t know how to breathe,” said Dr. Chow, who shared an effective breathing exercise for those who breathe from their shoulders up. “You must breathe from your diaphragm,” said Chow, “not from your neck and shoulders.”

“And one must also slow down the evaporation process,” said Sharon Kleyne. “Live longer. Be healthier,” Kleyne added. “Many people don’t understand this key point: water has energy, even the water in their bodies; as one ages, the body’s water vapor evaporates much more quickly.”

“Also,” said Chow, it is wise to integrate into one’s life a lifelong practice, such as I have done with Qigong,” Chow described how she had ‘died’ three times in 2015 during medical procedures, but had come back thanks to her deep Qigong practice.

“That’s a wonderful example of taking responsibility for your own personal health,” said Sharon Kleyne.

Sharon Kleyne Warning: Polluted Humidity Causes Sickness

Sharon Kleyne Attacks Contaminated Water Vapor. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Says Polluted Humidity Worse in Fall and Winter.

It’s no secret that breathing polluted air can make us sick and can lead to long-term health problems. But water advocate Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, warns of a potentially even greater danger—the effect of pollution on the air’s natural humidity – the invisible, suspended water vapor droplets that create weather and allow people and all other life to breathe the water-rich air we need to stay alive. This relationship between humidity, air pollution and dehydration has long been a major focus of Sharon Kleyne’s scientific research.

At Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, Kleyne’s water research center has developed Natures Tears® EyeMist®, the company’s global signature product for dry eye disease and dry skin. As part of an ongoing commitment to educating the public about water and health, Kleyne also hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.

According to Sharon Kleyne’s research, in many areas of the country, autumn and winter generate more rain and moister air. In addition, colder air moving in at night, in autumn and winter, increases the possibility of the formation of an “inversion layer”. In an “inversion layer”, nighttime cold air traps and concentrates the warmer, more humid and more contaminated daytime air underneath.    

Sharon Kleyne’s research indicates that direct absorption of water vapor droplets from the air constitutes a significant percentage of the body’s total water intake. The more humid and cleaner the air, Kleyne explains, the more direct surface absorption will occur. Conversely, evaporating water may also be lost through the body’s surface if the humidity is too low or the air’s water vapor/humidity content is overly contaminated.

Sharon Kleyne cites BJ Mason’s The Physics of Clouds (Oxford, 2010) to show that airborne particulate matter, whether naturally occurring or human-made, tends to attract and accumulate the minute water droplets entering the air as evaporated or “gasified” water. Kleyne’s own research suggests that particulate matter begins attracting water vapor droplets almost immediately. ”If the air is contaminated,” says Kleyne, “the humidity will also be contaminated.”  

According to Sharon Kleyne, sulfur dioxide and carbon black, two common pollutants, are particularly nasty when combined with water vapor. Pollutants such as sulfur dioxide can chemically alter the water so that it is less beneficial when it lands on the body surface. Also, carbon black soot, fly ash and other pollutants are desiccants that have a dehydrating effect when they land on the body or lungs, interfering with the body’s surface absorption of water vapor. More natural airborne particulates tend to be less dehydrating.

Sharon Kleyne advocates far more research into the relationship between humidity, dehydration and air pollution. No matter what the results of this research, she also advocates reducing the amount of pollution released into the air. Kleyne continues to advocate drinking eight to ten full glasses of pure fresh water each day and to drink a whole glass at a time.

Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors

Art Bernstein and Zach Urness, authors of “Hiking Southern Oregon,” Discuss the California Drought and High Cascades Aquifer with Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne

During the Western United States’ worst ever drought, while Southern California’s fresh water supply runs dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water is proving resistant to drought and climate change. Southern Oregon’s rivers, despite the lowest mountain snow pack on record in 2014, remain high and fast even in late summer and early autumn.* That was the observation of journalist-hikers Art Bernstein and Zach Urness, authors of the new book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” during an interview with water advocate Sharon Kleyne.

The reason for Southern Oregon’s enviable position, according to Bernstein and Urness, is the High Cascades Aquifer that keeps rivers flowing even with meager snow pack and scarce rainfall. The aquifer is named for the High Cascades Mountains, stretching from far northern California to British Columbia. They reach their maximum extent in Southwest Oregon.

Bernstein and Urness were interviewed on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show of October 20, 2014 (Sharon Kleyne Hour archive: http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour)

The syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, hosted by water advocate Sharon Kleyne, is heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a global research and technology center specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eyes. Kleyne is Bio-Logic Aqua’s Founder and Research Director.

Art Bernstein has written 18 books on hiking and natural history in Oregon and northern California, including two books of short stories. Bernstein has an MS in Forestry from the University of Michigan and has lived in Southern Oregon since 1970

Zach Urness, outdoors reporter for the Salem Statesman-Journal, is published statewide and widely known for his articles on hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and skiing. Urness previously wrote for the Grants Pass, Oregon, Daily Courier.

The High Cascades mountain range, according to Bernstein and Urness, is a string of young volcanoes beginning at California’s Mt. Lassen, running up the middle of Oregon and Washington and ending at British Columbia’s Mt. Garibaldi. Crater Lake, and Mounts Shasta, Hood, Rainier and St. Helens belong to the High Cascades.

The Western Cascades are a much older and more eroded volcanic range slightly to the west of but intermingled with the High Cascades. In southern Oregon, the High Cascades constitute nearly the entire Cascades region with occasional pockets of Western Cascades. Conversely, in northern Oregon and in Washington, the Western Cascades predominate, with occasional dots of High Cascades. The northern dots include Mounts Rainier, St. Helens and Hood. The High Cascades predominate to a lesser extend in Central Oregon and far Northern California.

Young volcanic material, say Bernstein and Urness, is highly porous and able to absorb a tremendous amount of water. The result is the massive High Cascades Aquifer. Because of the Aquifer, Southern Oregon’s rivers maintain their flow year round despite low precipitation and climate change. Thus, Northern California’s Shasta River, rising on Mt. Shasta, had plenty of water in 2014 while the nearby South Fork Sacramento, originating in the mostly granite Klamath Mountains, ended up waterless. The Rogue, Umpqua, Descutes and Santiam Rivers also originate in the High Cascades.

Young volcanic rock, Bernstein and Urness explain, is composed mostly of highly porous ash and soft “vesiculated” lava full of bubbles. Young volcanic areas are also riddled with lava tubes – where flowing molten lava hardened on the outside while lava continued to run on the inside, eventually leaving an empty tube. Young lava rock is also prone to an extreme fissuring

In contrast, the Western Cascades consist mostly of volcanic plugs, core conduits of volcanoes long since eroded away. The lava in volcanic plugs, because it solidified deep underground, is much harder than surface lava.

In California’s non-volcanic Klamath and Sierra Nevada Mountains, the predominant rock is mostly granitic, which water has difficulty penetrating. Thus, there is heavy runoff in California rivers in spring and early summer but they quickly dry up.

An outstanding location to observe the High Cascades Aquifer, say Bernstein and Urness, is the Boundary Spring Trail near Crater Lake National Park’s north boundary. Summer or winter, wet year or dry, the fresh water spring gushes from the rocks and immediately becomes the Rogue River. Thousand Springs, near Crater Lake’s western boundary, is also beautiful and educational.

*Boxall, B, “Amid California’s drought, a bruising battle for cheaper water,” Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2014

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-westlands-20141021-story.html#page=1

*Urness, Z, “Feeding the Rogue River,” Grants Pass Daily Courier, July 25, 2009

http://www.fsl.orst.edu/wpg/pubs/090725_GPDailyCourier_Rogue.pdf

Bernstein and Urness, “Hiking Southern Oregon,” Falcon Guides, 2014.

http://www.falcon.com/books/hiking-southern-oregon

Fresh Water Can Be Priced to Assure Availability while Remaining Affordable Reports Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne

Bio-Logic Aqua Research Chairman Says Water Companies Can Upgrade Facilities and Still Keep Water Affordable During Global Fresh Water Crisis

The price of home delivered fresh water is the biggest bargain available to consumers in the United States, according to water advocate and Bio-Logic Aqua Research Chairman Sharon Kleyne, However, Kleyne adds, fresh clean water is becoming increasingly expensive to locate, impound transport and process. During the global fresh water crisis, with the US experiencing increasing drought, a growing population, widespread water wasting and lagging technology, fresh water cannot continue to be sold at a loss. The inevitable price increase, says Kleyne, must provide for those who can’t pay but whom, like everyone else, require water to stay alive.

Kleyne will discuss the issue of fresh water pricing and fairness on her Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Radio show of October, 27, 2014.

Kleyne hosts the syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, heard on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a global research and technology center specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eyes. Kleyne is Bio-Logic Aqua’s Founder and Research Director.

Two recent articles support Kleyne’s views about the global fresh water crisis. A New York Time article of October 14, 2014,* Noted that wasteful water use by Californians is way down and many homeowners are abandoning their lawns. The article notes that there is sufficient fresh water in the United States to supply everyone but the problem is getting the water to where it is needed, eliminating waste and acquiring investment to improve processing and recycling facilities.

Under the present pricing structure, says the article, there is little incentive to conserve and, in fact, large users are often charged less than smaller users.

*Porter, E, “The risks of cheap water,” New York Times, 10/14/14

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/business/economy/the-price-of-water-is-too-low.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2

A Bloomberg News article of October 15, 2014,suggests that technology and infrastructure investment in fresh water utilities is increasing but remains inadequate. The article notes that only one percent of total water consumption in the US is by low income individuals unable to afford a higher price. Were a profitable program in place, this group could easily be subsidized.

The article notes a trend by large industrial water users, such as brewers and soft drink manufacturers, to invest in water technology and utilities. While their investment alone can’t solve the problem, it can help. Their involvement can also raise public awareness and finance lobbying for a more effective water policy.

Farnall, C, “Time for a serious policy on water pricing,” Bloomberg Week, 10/15/14

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-15/time-for-a-serious-policy-on-water-pricing

Fresh, clean Water in the US, Kleyne notes, is considerably less expensive than cable TV, electricity, gasoline and food. US water is also far less expensive, and with far better service, than fresh water inmost other countries.

Fresh water, Kleyne notes, is a necessity of life. Every function of the human body and every cell in the body require a constant water supply to function properly, avoid dehydration and sustain life. Water is essential for digestion, growing food and sanitation. Without the water vapor in the atmosphere, our bodies couldn’t absorb oxygen and would soon dry up and die. A large percentage of our daily water intake, according to Kleyne, comes through direct absorption from the atmosphere by skin, eyes and lungs.

As a solution to the fair water pricing problem, Kleyne advocates a three-tiered water pricing program: “Essential water” for household cooking, drinking and sanitation, “Agriculture and Industrial Water,” and “Luxury Water” for lawns, swimming pools, etc.

Kleyne also advocates total water recycling in which all water sold by a fresh water utility is eventually returned to the supplier, where it is recycled and resold. Total water recycling would reduce the amount of water removed for human consumption from the natural ecosystem. Allowing more water to naturally evaporate into the atmosphere and become part of the hydrologic cycle, could also impact human caused aspects of global drought and climate change.