Friday, July 25, 2014

Not A Drop

Apparently the groundwater is being depleted around the Colorado River Basin, and that doesn't really replenish very fast even if there is rain.
In the past nine years, the basin — which covers Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California — has lost about 65 cubic kilometers of fresh water, nearly double the volume of the country’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead. That figure surprised the study’s authors, who used data from a NASA weather satellite to investigate groundwater supplies.

I really don't know what happens if there's a major water emergency.