Environmental impacts of over-pumping groundwater in the South

Environmental impacts of over-pumping groundwater in the South

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Unformatted text preview: Authors : Linca Nikwigize Jingyi Tan Yui Tosuka Tonal Simmons The aquifers in Arizona are being drained about three times the rate that they can be recharged naturally. Arizonas population is growing rapidly and there is not enough water to support them so, the state has to dig deeper wells which has caused Central Tucson city to sink at a rate of 1/8 inch per year. (M. Sottosanti, 2005) Now, the city has switched to the recycled wastewater method. Which is when the wastewater (residential used water) is collected, cleaned and put back in the aquifer. It is a way of recharging the groundwater. Less vegetation on the Santa Cruz river bank after over-pumping for 47 years. Sinking of Tuscan, AZ Water level declines of 300-500 feet in parts of Arizona Observations Why is this important/interesting? This experiment is important because it shows that over-pumping can deplete the earth and leave it...
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Environmental impacts of over-pumping groundwater in the South

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