Satellite Data Reveals Colorado River Basin Losing Groundwater At Alarming Rate

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Environment
Photo credit: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The Colorado River Basin provides water to 40 million Americans and 4 million acres of farmland in seven western states. Unfortunately, recent analysis has revealed that over the last nine years, the groundwater from the basin is disappearing much more quickly than was predicted. The collaborative study was led by Jay Famiglietti of Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the paper was published in Geophysical Research Letters.

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