Severe Western U.S. Drought Causing Earth’s Crust to Lift

Severe Western U.S. Drought Causing Earth’s Crust to Lift

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The drought-stricken U.S. West is guzzling so much groundwater that the Earth’s crust is starting to “rise up like an uncoiled spring,” California scientists said on Thursday. In some places, the Earth has lifted by more than half an inch. Using data points from hundreds of GPS stations, researchers found that nearly 62 trillion gallons of…

Groundwater Loss In US West Causing Earth’s Crust To Lift

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