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Report: Farming and Urban Growth Polluting Aquifers

Farming and urban growth are disturbing the chemistry and physical makeup of the nation’s aquifers, according to a new report from the U.S Geological Survey.

This map shows all nine major aquifers in Texas. The Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer is shown in red.

Farming and urban growth are affecting the chemistry and physical makeup of the nation’s aquifers, according to a new report from the U.S Geological Survey. Greater concentrations of natural and manmade pollutants can persist for decades in the country's most important underground water sources, according to the report. (USGS)

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