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Science Magazine: India’s Groundwater Disappearing at Alarming Rate

In Environment, Food/Drink, Health, India on August 10, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Alarming news and pictures via Science Magazine with this stunning fact – But, the group calculates, the GRACE-determined depletion rate implies that groundwater was being pumped out 70% faster in this decade than the Central Ground Water Board of India estimated it was in the mid-1990s.

Going down. Several centimeters' worth of water (pink) disappears each year from beneath the northern Indian subcontinent. Credit: Adapted from V. M. Tiwari, et al., National Geophysical Research Institute


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