Monthly Archives: September 2012

Groundwater scarcity hurting homeowners

When the water table declines, it may not be as simple as digging a deeper well. Groundwater scarcity eventually leads logically to lower property values. Here is a good example of that happening in San Luis Obispo, California. Key quote: Those of us living in the rural areas over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin depend… Read more »

Report urges building of national #groundwater monitoring network

Critical Needs for the Twenty-first Century: The Role of Geosciences was released this week by the American Geosciences Institute. Providing sufficient supplies of water is one of eight critical needs identified in the report. Within that need the report specifically recommends, “Monitoring of surface and subsurface water quantity and quality with a focus on enhancing… Read more »

Groundwater vital to millions

Eighty-eight million Americans rely on groundwater supplied by community water systems, while another 42 million depend on individual household wells. via Groundwater even more important in times of drought.