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Aquifers Draining Faster Than They're Filling

A recent study has found that almost a third of the largest aquifers in the world are losing water faster than they're being replenished, with some losing volume rapidly.

A view downstream from the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Water from the Edwards Aquifer flows from San Marcos Spring...

A recent study found that almost a third of the largest aquifers in the world are losing water faster than they're being replenished, with some losing volume rapidly. Although the scientists from the University of California, Irvine, admit to uncertainty over the total amount of water in the 37 largest aquifers, they say the volume has probably been overestimated. (The New York Times)

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