Am i the only one who read the comments on that? he lived in a desert type land scape, and collected water in 3 ponds for his 170 acres to keep it from dusting up, and he was supposed to have permits to hold water and he did, until the Gov. took them away.... the place he lived had an average of 15 inches of rain a year. i think that was a major factor, but still, its a POND its not like they dont have rain every where else, those 3 litle ponds arent going to do alot of damage if they already live in a desert and only receive 15 inches of rain. its stupid either way.