In Colorado River Basin, Groundwater Is Disappearing Much Faster than Lake Mead

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Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half…

Drought to Cost California Agriculture $2.2 Billion and 17,000 Jobs, But Groundwater Is a Lifeline

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Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.

Map: Kansas and Texas Fresh Groundwater Use (1985-2005)

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Click through the interactive Google Fusion Tables infographic to see how water use has changed over the last two decades, as well as how these trends relate to fluctuation of groundwater tables within the Ogallala Aquifer since the 1940s.

In California, Groundwater Softens Drought’s Punch - That’s Both Good News and Bad

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Agriculture may do better this year than expected, researchers say. But at a long-term cost.

Water Levels Dropping, Fresno Weans Itself from Groundwater

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The largest city in California's San Joaquin Valley is transforming its water system, at a significant cost.

Most of California Groundwater Tables at All-time Lows, State Report Says

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The biggest declines are in the San Joaquin Valley and in metropolitan Southern California.

NASA's GRACE Satellites Show Colorado River Basin's Biggest Water Losses Are Groundwater (2005-2013)

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During presentations this week at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, announced that the region's most visible signs of drought – shrinking reservoirs – are dwarfed by groundwater losses.

Report: Australia’s Groundwater Is Worth Billions

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A new study finds that Australia’s groundwater contributes more to GDP than some industries.

A Moneyball Approach for Groundwater Monitoring Networks

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A U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist shows the way to smarter…

New Evidence Shows Fracking Contaminates Groundwater in Pennsylvania

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A Duke University study finds methane in drinking water wells,…

U.S. Groundwater Losses Between 1900-2008: Enough To Fill Lake Erie Twice

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Groundwater depletion in the United States has accelerated over the last decade, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, contributing to both localized problems and global issues, like sea level rise.
Kansas Geological Survey, infographic, ogallala aquifer, drought

With Locals at the Helm, Kansas Charts New Course for Groundwater Management

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As they have been doing for decades, political leaders and water managers in Kansas are upending Western water law traditions that originated before the state was even part of the Union.