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When the aquifer is brimming full, there’s no place for that groundwater to go but up and onto land.
But pumping farther afield has continued — the vast underground aquifer is the only source of water in this desert — and experts say there is strong anecdotal evidence that levels in some springs are dropping.
Roughly 21 percent was the result of groundwater pumping in the nearby Central Valley, where the aquifers have become so devoid of water that their weight has stopped dragging down the Sierra.
In low-lying inland areas, floodwater quickly fills up South Florida’s Biscayne aquifer, the freshwater drinking supply just under the ground’s surface.
Western Springs does not use Lake Michigan water, instead relying on a system of three deep wells that draw from underground aquifers.
The refinery also needs a state permit to draw water from an area aquifer, which has drawn opposition from some landowners.
The geology of the aquifer that supports these oases is complex and poorly understood.
And the giant aquifers beneath much of California, which were over-pumped during recent water shortages. remain frighteningly low.
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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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