Tag Archive: groundwater

Sep 03

This (Wet)land Was Made for You and Me

The benefits of swamps, marshes, and other wetland wonderlands are worth singing about. Join the chorus: People once considered wetlands useless, as little more than soggy ground waiting to be drained and put to better use. Now we recognize wetlands as the croon-worthy areas they are. Besides being quiet places of safety and serene seclusion …

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Aug 24

A Flood of Surprising Info About Gravity

Using gravity to predict floods is a weighty topic. So when satellites that measure gravity have something to say, we listen: NASA satellites monitor changes in the earth’s gravity field. Yes—gravity changes! So what does that have to do with flooding? JT Reager of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory says shifting water masses play a …

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Dec 16

Recharging Groundwater

Learn more about efforts to recharge groundwater so it can be available during droughts. Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Recharging groundwater during wet years… on this CurrentCast. During the recent drought, California has drawn on groundwater reserves to irrigate crops and make up for less precipitation and snow melt. Heather Cooley of the Pacific Institute …

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