Guess what is causing the subsidence…groundwater pumping of course.
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Sudden water level increases and other changes in water flow, including dry wells that started to produce again, after a seismic swarm in northwest Nicaragua. Unfortunately the water doesn’t look potable (yellowish colour, sulfur smell) ….
Some data from the Aleppo region to tell the Syria groundwater story.
The authors of this paper (Aw-Hassan et al., 2014) point out that the groundwater crisis is not just in Syria…” Over-extraction of groundwater and aquifer depletion threatens many of the world’s most important food producing regions, including the North China Plain, the Indian Punjab, parts of Southeast Asia, large areas of MENA, and much of the western United States” (p. 204).
2015 Updated Transboundary Aquifer Map:
Let your thought flow on this one!
“This means that significant segments of Earth’s population are consuming groundwater quickly without knowing when it might run out.”