The green circles in this satellite image of southwestern Kansas are crops being watered by central pivot irrigation, which draws water from a well in the center of each field. Some of the water is groundwater from deep under the Great Plains states. (Credit: NASA)
We recently wrote about HAS Assistant Professor Laura Condon's important new study showing groundwater pumping's role in the reduction of U.S. stream flows, and this week (July 1) Mari Jensen's original article about the study, Groundwater Pumping Has Significantly Reduced US Stream Flows, was featured on the DOE Office of Science website under the University News section.
Condon's research findings, Simulating the sensitivity of evapotranspiration and streamflow to large-scale groundwater depletion, were first published in the AAAS online journal, Science Advances, on June 19, 2019.