A Texas-based geoengineering firm hopes to bring weather-controlling technologies to their region in order to boost rainfall and solve drought conditions.
Rainwater Tech in Austin uses a technology that increases the size of raindrops in clouds, increasing rain output by 10% to 20%.
Rainwater Tech CEO Mike Nefkins said to KXAN that “what we do is produce an ion cloud plume which goes up in the atmosphere and attaches itself to the nuclei of the clouds, enhancing rain.”
The company was founded in the year 2022 and intends to serve primarily governments, municipalities, farmers, and corporations.
Rainwater Tech hopes to focus on Lake Travis, which in recent years has provided a variable supply of water for the city.
Nefkins said, “We need to redistribute the water to areas where it is most needed.”
Nefkins explained to me that Rainwater Tech will use three antennas in order to “capture the weather” coming from rainier areas of the country, without interrupting any weather cycle.
For Lake Travis, I would say that three antennas are probably needed. We can also capture the weather from the Northwest. Nefkins stated that we can capture the weather coming from the South in summer.
Their website explains that “rainfall generation technology can be used to generate rainfall in regions which have experienced a decline over the past decades. This will provide additional surface water, and support natural processes for aquifer refill.” The rainfall generation process does not use any chemicals.
Fox News Digital has reached out to Rainwater Tech in order to get more information but so far, they have not heard anything.