U.S. Groundwater Consumption Accelerating

Environment News Service: Aquifers across the United States are being drawn down at an increasing pace, finds a new study released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report, "Groundwater Depletion in the United States (1900-2008)," evaluates long-term cumulative depletion volumes in 40 separate aquifers in the United States, bringing together information from previous studies and from new analyses of these distinct underground water storage areas. "Although groundwater depletion is rarely assessed and poorly documented,......

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