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Martian Water Clues From Groundwater Behavior On Earth
2014-03-18 08:59:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying the behavior of groundwater at different densities, a team of Australian scientists is hoping to help with the study of water on other planets, as well as water conservation strategies here on Earth. The team is currently working on the theory that groundwater runs faster whenever it contains salt, heat, radioactive waste or polluted fluids from landfills – all of which raise the water’s density and therefore the speed...

2014-03-13 23:25:10

This year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week comes at a much needed time for the discussion of groundwater concerns such as coal mining, fracking, pollution and conservation. APEC encourages people to learn more about the importance of preserving groundwater purity and sustainability, as well as the necessity for home water purification systems. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The 16th annual National Groundwater Awareness Week will take place this week from March 9-15th....

2014-03-07 20:20:26

LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which provides groundwater for more than 10% of the state's population, took action yesterday to not increase the groundwater replenishment assessment for the upcoming fiscal year, 2014-15. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110121/DC34153LOGO "I'm proud of our board of directors and WRD staff that we are able to hold off water rate increases in the face of a...

2014-02-25 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA scientists, DWR water managers, university researchers and other state resource management agencies will collaborate to apply advanced remote sensing and...

2014-02-06 20:20:43

Utility to recommend rejection of three private proposals as too risky SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio Water System (SAWS) staff will recommend to its Board on Monday the pursuit of additional brackish groundwater supplies through a proposed groundbreaking partnership with CPS Energy to co-locate a natural gas plant on the same site as an expanded brackish desalination (desal) plant. Beyond the currently planned desal plant in southern Bexar County, SAWS has...

California's Two Largest River Basins At Near-Record Low Water Levels
2014-02-03 13:11:43

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: California Drought ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In response to Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proclamation of a drought emergency in California, a team of scientists from the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling (UCCHM) at the University of California, Irvine has updated research on the state’s two largest river basins -- the source of most its water. The updated evaluation showed that California's Sacramento and San Joaquin...

2014-01-22 16:21:43

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) strongly supports Governor Brown's recent drought emergency declaration, and we encourage all of the 4 million residents that rely on our groundwater resources to redouble their conservation efforts. Water is a terrible thing to waste at any time, but that is especially true during one of the worst droughts in history," said WRD Board President Rob Katherman....

greenland aquifer
2013-12-23 04:31:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An “extensive” new aquifer discovered in the Greenland Ice Sheet by an international team of researchers contains liquid water year-round, according to research published in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. According to the researchers, the reservoir fills 27,000 square miles and is known as a “perennial firn aquifer” because water persists inside the firn – layers of ice and snow that don’t melt...

2013-12-18 13:39:50

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 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 studies are an important element of the Department...

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...


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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