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Published on Dec 10, 2015
California residents struggle as groundwater levels drop below the reach of their wells.
In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis.
Much of the planet relies on groundwater. And in places around the world – from the United States to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America – so much water is pumped from the ground that aquifers are being rapidly depleted and wells are going dry.
PUMPED DRY: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater, The Desert Sun, USA TODAY, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting