River Flows Are Falling Worldwide as Groundwater Is Depleted – Bloomberg

River Flows Are Falling Worldwide as Groundwater Is Depleted – Bloomberg

Another slow-motion, man-made environmental disaster has been discovered, and it’s underneath your feet.

About 70% of the water pumped out of underground aquifers worldwide is used for agriculture while much of the remainder quenches the thirst of cities. As industrial development spreads at a speedy clip, the rate at which those critical reservoirs are emptied is far outpacing the rate at which they are naturally replenished.

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