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Now the city is playing catch-up, installing expensive desalinization plants to purify seawater and scrambling to tap the underground aquifer.
But the shaking also rippled across the continent, setting off waves in Devil’s Hole, an 18-foot-long pool that branches deep into the Nevada aquifer.
Mega farms are industrial-scale growing operations that plant crops on thousands of acres, using billions of gallons of water from rivers and underground aquifers each year.
Capturing water in rain barrels and rain gardens allows stormwater to be absorbed into the ground to recharge the aquifer and fight subsidence.
Along with the wet weather, the result was a 660,000-acre-feet increase in water storage in the aquifer.
Once the Perdido residents had been provided safe water, work began to treat the approximately 67.5 million gallons of water in the underground aquifer contaminated by the benzene.
Environmental advocacy groups tried to stop Mariner East 2 from getting off the ground, asserting that construction would deforest 1,500 acres, cross hundreds of streams and wetlands, and damage farmland and aquifers that provide drinking water.
When the aquifer is brimming full, there’s no place for that groundwater to go but up and onto land.
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aquifer and Agriculture
The vast but relatively shallow Ogallala Aquifer lies beneath the Great Plains, under portions of eight states. Its thickness ranges from a few feet to more than a thousand feet. The Ogallala yields about 30 percent of the nation's groundwater used for irrigation in agriculture, and provides drinking water for most of the people within the area. But for many years more water has been extracted from the Ogallala than has been returned, and the situation today is of great concern.
Origin and Etymology of aquifer
First Known Use: 1897See Words from the same year
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