Sunday, August 02, 2009
"Unabated" water use in Arizona
What happens in the 101st year when a community's 100-year assured water supply runs out?
The Arizona Republic's Shaun McKinnon wrote a pretty provocative indictment of Arizona's groundwater situation in today's paper. One of the problems he notes is that while many communities are injecting water into aquifer 'water banks' for future emergency use, adjacent communities may be draining that water with their own pumping.
This is a report relevant not only to Arizona but wherever groundwater sustainability is an issue. [right, groundwater Active Management Areas in Arizona. Credit, ADWR]
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