The dwindling supplies of groundwater is dire. Saltwater intrusion, centuries old aquifers drying up, the ground is breaking apart, and ag and drinking water disappearing.
“Many of the aquifers that supply 90 percent of the nation’s water systems, and which have transformed vast stretches of America into some of the world’s most bountiful farmland, are being severely depleted. These declines are threatening irreversible harm to the American economy and society as a whole.”
Two major California and Arizona aquifers recently matched or exceeded their lowest levels since NASA began collecting data two decades ago.
By Mira Rojanasakul, Christopher Flavelle, Blacki Migliozzi and Eli Murray, Aug. 28, 2023 New York Times