Continuing Drought Woes

“The world’s largest underground aquifers – a source of fresh water for hundreds of millions of people — are being depleted at alarming rates, according to new NASA satellite data that provides the most detailed picture yet of vital water reserves hidden under the Earth’s surface.

Twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers — in locations from India and China to the United States and France — have passed their sustainability tipping points, meaning more water was removed than replaced during the decade-long study period, researchers announced Tuesday.”

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“Lake Mead hit an unprecedented low last night – the latest example of the worsening water shortage sweeping the West Coast.”

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“In California, water is being cut off by various levels of government because there is less and less of it to go around.”

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“Water shut-offs have now begun in California, where government-ordered restrictions are starting to leave large communities high and dry. As CBS News is now reporting, the Mountain House community of 15,000 residents will run out of water in just a matter of days.”

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Re Puerto Rico:

“The island is suffering from one of the worst droughts in its history, and the government has begun rationing water on the heavily populated eastern side of the country, including many of the neighborhoods in San Juan.”

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