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Impacts of Groundwater Overdraft

Groundwater overdraft occurs when water removal exceeds water recharge. The slow natural recharge rate of most aquifers and high rate of pumping has led to groundwater overdrafts in most irrigated areas of the U.S. over the past century. Impacts associated with groundwater overdraft are the results of falling water levels as the water stored in an aquifer is depleted.



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Andy Wingo 2001-12-10