around the world I think I've come up with a lucrative business idea. There's floods in some countries and droughts in others, the latest I read being eight million Chinese suffering severe water shortages in the Inner Mongolia and Liaoning province. click here
What I need is a fleet of tankers complete with tanks lined with stainless steel and I reckon I could make a fortune, after costs, carrying water to these arid areas. Anyone got a fleet they would like to hire out to me and be rewarded with a large share of the profits? :o)) TC.
Would it be cheaper and less polluting to install a pipeline? You could be the world`s first water mogul and sell the stuff to some of the oil producers - or perhaps exchange it for oil - after all there was one plan to float an iceberg to the Middle East!!!!
I expect most know the Met Office radar rainfall site ? click here I watch it most days. Back tracking shows me why from dusk last night, till about midday today I collected 45mm of rain in the gauge.
Late Tuesday afternoon was spectacular with only 32 mm but all in 25 minutes! The lane outside drained through our garden like a micro-tsunami when the gullies in the road just couldn't cope any more. That was certainly the wettest hour in all the years I have lived about a mile from the Severn not far from the Welsh border.