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A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.
Monthly measurements of the change in water mass from December 2004 to November 2013 revealed the basin lost nearly 53 million acre feet of freshwater, almost double the volume of the nation's largest reservoir, Nevada's Lake Mead.
More than three-quarters of the total -- about 41 million acre feet -- was from groundwater.
Stephanie Castle, a water resources specialist at the University of California, Irvine said "We don't know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don't know when we're going to run out,"
originally posted by: HardCorps
a reply to: boorabbit
here's what I want to know....
I live in Colorado--- and this winter was one of record snowpack... here, where I am, we were 110% over normal, further north they were 150, 165% above... we even had flooding because of the high temps and rapid runoff...
Soooo... what happed to all that water between leaving my place and getting way down there????