Millions of Groundwater Wells Could Run Dry

Millions of Groundwater Wells Could Run Dry

May 12, 2021
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From https://www.scientificamerican.com

Millions of drinking wells around the world may soon be at risk of running dry. Overpumping, drought and the steady influence of climate change are depleting groundwater resources all over the globe, according to new research.

As much as 20% of the world’s groundwater wells may be facing imminent failure, potentially depriving billions of people of fresh water.

“We found that this undesirable result is happening across the world, from the western United States to India,” said Debra Perrone, a water resources expert at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and co-author of the study.

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