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California Is Pumping So Much Groundwater That It's Sinking

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Groundwater holds up the land, so depleting that groundwater faster — as has been happening during the drought — makes the ground subside faster. Land in the Tulare basin sank 13 inches in the last eight months, and some areas near the California Aqueduct were falling at two inches a month during parts of 2014.

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