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Colorado water loss

24 Jul, 2014

A satellite study from NASA’s Grace mission in association with the University of California, Irvine reveals that more than 75% of the water loss in the Colorado River Basin comes from underground sources.

We don’t know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don’t know when we’re going to run out,” said Stephanie Castle, a water resources specialist at the University of California, Irvine, and the study’s lead author. “This is a lot of water to lose. We thought that the picture could be pretty bad, but this was shocking.