7/25/2014 7:14:02 PM
For more than a decade, photos of the biggest reservoirs on the Colorado River have shown the dramatic drop in water levels caused by prolonged drought. But a new study suggests the greatest water losses have gone sight unseen.
7/25/2014 6:15:30 PM
Drought-stricken Colorado River Basin is drawing down underground reservoirs.
7/25/2014 3:38:03 PM
California governor Jerry Brown in January challenged towns and state agencies to cut their water use by 20 percent. "Despite our longstanding water problems, we don't accurately report and measure water in any sector -- urban or agricultural," Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, a water think tank in Oakland, told James Nash of Bloomberg News. All of California is in severe ...
7/25/2014 8:50:07 AM
The data comes as policymakers wrestle over how to manage the use of groundwater, often farmers' last resort, NBC News reports.
7/25/2014 8:13:53 AM
As the Southwest's drought has worsened in the last decade, making surface water scarce, millions of people are drawing more heavily on underground water supplies. Between December 2004 and November 2013, more than 75 percent of the water lost in the Colorado River Basin was from groundwater, according to the study. The results show that groundwater is already being used to fill the gap between ...
7/25/2014 6:54:31 AM
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 ...