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A portion of the groundwater in the upper Patapsco aquifer underlying Maryland is over a million years old.
Groundwater is being used faster than it can be replenished in the High Plains states and in California’s Central Valley, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
As people pump groundwater for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial uses, the water doesn’t just seep back into the ground — it also evaporates into the atmosphere, or runs off into rivers and canals, eventually emptying into the world’s oceans.
There is potential to store large volumes of Australia’s precious fresh water underground, to offset climate change, avoid evaporation losses and meet national water needs into the future.
Researchers say they have created the most detailed map yet of groundwater across the entire continent of Africa.
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