Category Archives: Water

Aquifers are being depleted at a far faster rate than they are being recharged (many won’t fill up again until after the next ice age). Climate change leads to less rainfall and greater evaporation in many parts of the nation as well.

Aquifer decline in California

[ On top of aquifer depletion, water shortages are also expected in the future as rainfall and snowfall decline and snow melts earlier. Meanwhile, farmers plant thirsty crops, further draining declining water supplies: 2016-9-27 California’s almond boom has ramped up … Continue reading

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Ogallala (High Plains) aquifer depletion

[ More links to depletion of the Ogallala aquifer: 2016-8-7. Stunning Images From America’s Most Important Aquifer. Ogallala aquifer (High Plains) Cumulative groundwater depletion in the High Plains aquifer 1900-2008 Has declined as much as 164 feet in some places. … Continue reading

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Rapid Population Growth in California: A Threat to Land and Food Production

David & Marcia Pimentel. June 2, 2008. Rapid Population Growth in California: A Threat to Land and Food Production. Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Are Californians —who are now coping with overcrowded cities, jammed highways, and a … Continue reading

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Water depletion and pollution

Water Depletion Michael Specter. October 23, 2006. The Last Drop. Confronting the possibility of global catastrophe. The New Yorker. Cyanobacteria Brookes, J., et al.  7 Oct 2011. Resilience to Blooms. Science. Explosive cyanobacterial blooms cause disease in humans and livestock, … Continue reading

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