Residents of the Las Palmas community, eight kilometers northwest of the town of El Sauce, Leon, are amazed because in some wells that were dry, following the seismic swarm in the area, water has emerged with a yellow color and smell sulfur.

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) ….

http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2015/09/18/departamentales/1903909-reportan-agua-con-olor-a-azufre

The Syria Groundwater Story

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).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169414002285