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USGS Groundwater Depletion study of Aquifer decline in the United States

[ The Ogallala and many other aquifers are depleting rapidly and growing more toxic from pesticides, feedlot waste, intruding salts, and other pollution.  Most won’t be recharged until after the next ice age.   The Ogallala is one of Earth’s largest … Continue reading

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Peak Aquifers: Very little Ground water is renewable, perhaps only 1.5%

Gleeson, Tom, et al. November 2015. The global volume and distribution of modern groundwater. Nature Geoscience. The water in aquifers and wells billions of people depend upon is mostly a non-renewable resource that could run out. Underground water is renewed … Continue reading

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Compressed air energy storage (CAES)

Besides pumped hydro, CAES is the only other commercially proven energy storage technology that can provide large-scale (over 100 MW) energy storage. How it works: Using off-peak electricity, compressed air is pumped into very large underground cavities at a depth … Continue reading

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Groundwater depletion consequences

Robert. Glennon. 9 Oct 2002. The Perils of Groundwater Pumping. The excessive “mining” of our aquifers is causing environmental degradation on a potentially enormous scale. Issues in Science and Technology. National Academy of Sciences. Groundwater is more than 25 percent … Continue reading

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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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