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NASA Ends Trailblazing Satellite Mission that Revealed Global Groundwater Trends

Due to old age and battery failure, NASA terminates the GRACE…

Infographic: NASA Satellites Reveal Global Groundwater Depletion

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The world's largest aquifers are under stress, according to a decade of data from the GRACE satellites.

Earth’s Major Aquifers Are in Trouble

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Groundwater reserves are falling, but little is known about how much water is left.

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…

California Drought Saps Water Reserves Above and Below Ground, Says Satellite Data

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Snow is scarce, reservoirs are approaching bottom, and groundwater is being exhausted in the nation’s most populous state. More than a dozen communities face water shortages in the next 60 to 100 days, and there will be zero water deliveries from the state’s largest canal system this year.

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.
The winning design by Richard Vijgen in the World Water Day competition by HeadsUP and Visualizing.org will be on display in New York City's Times Square for one month. Titled “Seasonal and Longterm Changes in Groundwater Levels,” Vijgen's design uses NASA's gravitational data.

Report: Society’s Water Safety Net Is Fraying

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A National Research Council report argues that groundwater use…

Study: Texas Lost Enough Water in the 2011 Drought to Fill Lake Mead Nearly Twice Over

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Most of the water evaporated from soils, according to new research…

Satellite Data Shows U.S. Water 'Hotspots'

Scientists who use the GRACE satellite say they need more resources…

Report: Groundwater Pumping a Major Cause of Declining Water Storage in the Middle East

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Satellite data shows the Tigris and Euphrates river basins are yet another example of how groundwater is being pumped at unsustainable rates across the world.
The winning design by Richard Vijgen in the World Water Day competition by HeadsUP and Visualizing.org will be on display in New York City's Times Square for one month. Titled “Seasonal and Longterm Changes in Groundwater Levels,” Vijgen's design uses NASA's gravitational data.

Satellite Perspectives: NASA's GRACE Program Sees Groundwater From Space

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A first-of-its-kind space mission shows dips in groundwater supplies…