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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...

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...

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...

USGS Reinstates Water Usage Reports For Thermonuclear Power
2013-11-26 09:04:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Geological Survey (USGS) announced on Monday that it will resume reporting on the amount of water consumed in the production of thermonuclear power to allow water resource managers a chance to evaluate the influence of this type of use on the overall water budget of a watershed. The use of heat and water budgets to estimate water consumption at individual thermoelectric plants provides a useful check on other estimation...

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...


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