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Wandering Eye: We're running out of groundwater, Ed Schrader calls in to 'Best Show,' and more

Wandering Eye: We're running out of groundwater, Ed Schrader calls in to 'Best Show,' and more

Using groundwater for drinking, raising crops, and industrial production is like withdrawing cash from savings accounts, and in large portions of the U.S., the savings are being depleted so rapidly that future crises appear to be unavoidable. This was driven home recently in an article by Tom Knudson in Reveal, the new online home of the Center for Investigative Reporting, which combed through arcane scientific reports to find that, in California, deep wells are pulling out water that last coursed the Earth's surface during the Pleistocene epoch, which ended 12,000 years ago. Among those Knudson spoke with was retired U.S. Geological Survey hydrogeologist Leonard Konikow,...

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