Far-reaching tradeoffs as cities, farms drain aquifers

Drawing too much water from aquifers “could lead to difficult choices affecting not only domestic food security but also international markets,” says a University of Illinois study of three over-pumped U.S. groundwater sources. Reliance on the aquifers – the Central Valley aquifer in California, the High Plains aquifer in the Great Plains and the Mississippi Embayment in… » Read More

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