Black People : Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

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    Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss
    Satellite study indicates groundwater losses putting Southwest supply in jeopardy


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    FILE - In this Wednesday, March 5, 2008 file photo, water levels at the Colorado River's Horseshoe Bend begin to rise along the beaches just hours...
    Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin, shown in this 2008 file photo, appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday, July 26, 2014, that used NASA satellites. (AP Photo/Matt York)


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

    Researchers from NASA and the University of California, Irvine say their study is the first to quantify how much groundwater people in the West are using during the region's current drought.

    Stephanie Castle, the study's lead author and a water resource specialist at the University of California, Irvine, called the extent of the groundwater depletion "shocking."



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