Groundwater More Scarce Than Previously Thought

Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:17pm
Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:32am
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A pipe spills water pumped from an underground aquifer beneath a pecan orchard south of Hatch, New Mexico.

As water managers and state officials across the Southwest get closer to nailing down a deal on the future of the Colorado River’s water, a new study shows another source of water may not be assured in the future.

The study from researchers at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of California and the University of Arizona shows that the groundwater supply around the country is smaller than we originally thought. A lot smaller.

For more on this, The Show was joined by UA hydrologist Jennifer McIntosh who was part of this study.


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