The California drought is dramatic, as if it was scripted by Hollywood. In addition to the changes in lifestyles, the shifts in agriculture (all of which may be a bit over-due), the ground is sinking. So much water is being pulled from the aquifers that the aquifers are shrinking which is making the ground surface sink, in some places at about a foot per year. Sinking ground can mean sinkholes, groundwater intrusions, and infrastructure damage. Even if the rains return it is easy to imagine it costing billions to repair cracked roads, bridges, and buildings. The drought, it isn’t just about almonds.

“California Farmers Have Agreed To Water Cuts” – Mother Jones

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