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2009-07-13 15:10:09

Groundwater pumping in California's San Joaquin Valley has reduced aquifers to historic lows, a government report indicates. A massive study of the region's groundwater supplies by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the agriculture-intensive valley has lost 60 million acre-feet of groundwater since 1961, and is approaching new lows as farmers pump more from aquifers to make up for surface water lost to drought, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reported. That situation also is exacerbating the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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