"U.S. Groundwater Consumption Accelerating"

"RESTON, Virginia -- Aquifers across the United States are being drawn down at an increasing pace, finds a new study released today by the U.S. Geological Survey."

"The report, 'Groundwater Depletion in the United States (1900-2008),' evaluates long-term cumulative depletion volumes in 40 separate aquifers in the United States, bringing together information from previous studies and from new analyses of these distinct underground water storage areas.

'Although groundwater depletion is rarely assessed and poorly documented, it is becoming recognized as an increasingly serious global problem that threatens sustainability of water supplies,' writes report author USGS hydrologist Leonard Konikow."

Environment News Service had the story May 23, 2013.


"Global Majority Faces Water Shortages 'within Two Generations'" (Guardian)

Source: ENS, 05/27/2013