News tagged with groundwater levels

India's fast-growing cities face water crisis

Ranbir Singh still remembers when the wells in his village on New Delhi's southwestern edge were filled with sweet-tasting water and livestock drank from the small ponds that dotted the area.

Mar 20, 2015
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Groundwater levels decline in western, central Kansas

Average groundwater levels in western Kansas continued to decline in 2014 but at a slower rate than over the past four years. Levels in central Kansas declined in 2014 after increases in 2013. That's according to preliminary ...

Feb 11, 2015
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Go with the flow

Two farmers plant alfalfa. One doesn't worry about his water supply; he can use as much as he wants on his crop. The other also can use all the water he wants, but he has to pay a tax on it. Who is likely ...

Aug 20, 2013
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Distinguishing drought and water scarcity

Water resources can become strained by both natural factors such as drought and by human factors such as unsustainable use. Water resource managers can develop practices to reduce overuse of water resources, but they cannot ...

Mar 15, 2013
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