Topic: Bridget Scanlon

Storing Extra Surface Water Boosts Groundwater Supply

March 24, 2016
Agua Fria Water Recharge Facility

Although years of drought and over-pumping have depleted groundwater in Arizona and California, a new study shows the situation has created underground reservoirs where extra surface water can be stored.

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Nature Has Greatest Influence on Water in Colorado River

Dec. 10, 2015
Lake Mead

Researchers have found that the water supply of the Colorado River basin, a vital source of water in the Southwest, is influenced more by wet-dry periods than by human use, which has been stable during past decades.

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Natural Gas Use in Power Generation Saves Water and Reduces Drought Vulnerability

Dec. 19, 2013

Water SavingsA new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, using natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable to drought.

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Five Key Lessons (and Challenges) from the Great Texas Drought

Sept. 10, 2012
Five Key Lessons (and Challenges) from the Great Texas Drought

Scientists at UT-Austin are at the forefront of research to make the state better prepared for future water shortages. Five key lessons (and challenges) from the state's worst single-year drought in history.

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Groundwater Depletion in Semiarid Regions of Texas and California Threatens U.S. Food Security

May 29, 2012

The nation's food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere.

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