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Record-breaking snow isn’t helping ground water


April 24, 2013
By CBS

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April 24, 2013, Minnesota – While a record-breaking April
snowfall is easing the pain of Minnesota’s extended drought, a new
report suggests the water use simply isn’t sustainable, writes CBS. | READ MORE

The world is risking the depletion of groundwater
as more countries pump vast amounts of water from natural reservoirs.
Except during droughts, surface water from rivers and reservoirs is
replenished once the rains come. This is not the case with subterranean
groundwater. The water that is stored by rocks for thousands of years is
not so easy to replenish, when it is tapped by drills and pumped to the
surface it cannot be so easily replaced. – See more at:
http://www.envirotech-online.com/news/water-wastewater/9/breaking_news/water_table_lowered_through_groundwater_extraction/24980/#sthash.IC5zN2k2.dpuf

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