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2013-12-17 23:02:07

Bureau of Reclamation Study Finds Shortfall of 678,522 Acre-Feet of Water per Year Will be Needed in Basin in 2060 Due to Increased Demand and Climate Change Washington (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor released the Lower Rio Grande Basin Study that evaluated the impacts of climate change on water demand and supply imbalances along the Rio Grande along the United States/Mexico border from Fort Quitman, Tex., to the Gulf of Mexico. "Basin...

Water Crisis Could Be Averted By Newly-Discovered Undersea Freshwater Reserves
2013-12-09 05:16:17

[ Watch the Video: Freshwater Reserves Found Underneath The Sea ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Australian researchers have reportedly located massive freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor – a discovery that could help delay or prevent a burgeoning global water crisis, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature. Flinders University professor Vincent Post, a hydrogeologist specializing in coastal groundwater...

2013-10-11 12:21:20

SB 620 Gives WRD Greater Flexibility to Manage Groundwater Supplies LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 8, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure granting greater flexibility and oversight to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which manages the groundwater supply for one in ten Californians. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) Senate Bill 620, authored by State Senator Roderick...

Tungsten In Aquifer Groundwater Controlled By pH, Oxygen
2013-10-01 11:25:44

Kansas State University Two Kansas geologists are helping shed new light on how tungsten metal is leached from the sediment surrounding aquifers into the groundwater. The findings may have implications for human health. Tungsten is a naturally occurring metal that is primarily used for incandescent light bulb filaments, drill bits and an alternative to lead in bullets. Though it is thought to be nonhazardous to the environment and nontoxic to humans, it can be poisonous if ingested in...

2013-09-20 16:22:07

Measure Also Strengthens District's Ability to Protect Customers' Rates LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) of Southern California is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign into law a measure to enhance WRD's ability to protect the groundwater supply for one in ten Californians and stem the abuse of pumping groundwater without payment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) "SB 620 will give WRD the...

2013-09-10 16:22:16

5th Grade Students Take Pledge To Protect Our Groundwater PARAMOUNT, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) officials and students from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, part of the Paramount Unified School District, gathered to celebrate "National Protect Your Groundwater Day." During the assembly, more than 160 fifth grade students took the Act, Consider, and Take action (A.C.T.) Pledge, a commitment...

2013-09-09 12:21:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection encourages the public to protect public health and the environment by taking part in a statewide celebration of "Protect Your Groundwater Day" tomorrow, Sept. 10. "Clean water is one of our most precious assets," acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Every Pennsylvanian can take a few easy steps and play a part in keeping our water clean. Let's not take our resources for granted." In...

2013-09-03 16:23:57

Microbes found in these low life sustaining environments could elucidate origins of life on Earth LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, along with collaborators from the University of Southern California (USC) and Delft University in the Netherlands, have published results from a three year study outlining the microbial diversity in The Cedars, a high pH,...

2013-08-28 16:21:23

Agreement will eliminate imported water for groundwater replenishment and conserve 23 billion gallons of water per year for future generations LAKEWOOD, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County signed a historic 30-year recycled water purchase agreement which will eliminate the need for water from Northern California and the Colorado River for groundwater...

2013-08-27 23:00:44

Thousands of sinkholes in Florida cause alarm for residents that question low Aquifer water levels as being part of the problem. Water Select® allows Florida residents to conserve water with new green technology that can make a big difference if everyone works together using these new advances and educating the public about current fresh water challenges. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Florida residents are expressing concern about the amount of sinkholes that seem to be popping...


Latest Groundwater Reference Libraries

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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