Monday, June 25, 2007

Aquifer level falling despite headline

The headline in the Tucson Daily Star this morning practically yelled,

Big central aquifer rises 25 feet

But further reading disclosed that the rise is for a small part of the aquifer under central Tucson. According to a quote from Tucson Water spokesman Mitch Basefsky, the area where the level is still falling is larger than where it's rising. In other words, the aquifer water level overall is still dropping.

How many readers of the newspaper came away understanding that? My guess is not many.

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