Satellites track drought-driven groundwater depletion in the West

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  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    July 27, 2014 5:16 p.m.

    The earth is covered with over 70% with water,

    we have plenty of water,

    rather than having the left continually run around claiming the world is going end,

    we need to develop ways to reclaim all that water and get it to where we need it.

    Let's stop all this nonsensical worrying,

    Use science to benefit all of us and get us more water, and not waste any more with those of left heavily invested in fraudulent climate science for money or control.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 27, 2014 1:59 p.m.

    High school, the answers to all your questions are easily available. All you have to do is take the blinders off and seek them.

    It's true the earth does not lose nor gain water. Where does it go? It simply moves via various mechanisms from one place to another. In this case, it's moving out of Utah.

    The satellites measure gravitational fluctuations caused by differing amounts of underground water.

    But science seems to baffle many Utahans.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 27, 2014 10:02 a.m.

    They all have their agenda. They all are competing for your attention. If they can capture your imagination they can control you. That's the name of the game.

  • David Folland SANDY, UT
    July 27, 2014 7:27 a.m.

    Perhaps the biggest threat from global warming in Utah will be ground water depletion. All but 2 Utah counties rely on ground water. In northern Utah ground water depletion will come from: more precipitation as rain and less as snow; decreased snowpack; less frequent but more severe precipitation episodes; higher temperatures. Southern Utah will experience the same except that there will be decreased precipitation. Without saying it explicitly, this excellent article tells us that the future of global warming in Utah is now.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    July 26, 2014 4:40 p.m.

    I remember reading about the time when people thought that earth was going back to the ice age and then all of a sudden it is going to be baked. Now water depletion is being talked about and then some island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is crying about disappearing in years to come due to see level rising. The University, studying this water depletion just so happened to be located in a liberal state. Boy I don't know who to believe anymore. Those darn fracking workers, and oil companies with your refineries, you are going to be blamed for this.

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    July 26, 2014 10:59 a.m.

    And they know exactly what is underground by satellites going overhead, does anyone have a hidden agenda here? Since the earth loses no water and we have what we had a thousand years ago, where exactly is the water then?
    For our entire existence earth has been a fluid creation, meaning that it is never the same but it has been livable and that is the way it will be in the future.

  • Ltrain St. George, UT
    July 26, 2014 10:56 a.m.

    Pollution causes atmospheric warming, warming causes drought, and drought causes slow death for Utah.

    Wrong!, wrong!, and wrong again. You don't know any of this to be true. During this drought the warming trend is gone. We could easily have more moisture during a warming trend. You global warming extremists need to get a grip and stop helping the " Al Gore's of the world become billionaires with their schemes.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    July 26, 2014 7:46 a.m.

    Pollution causes atmospheric warming, warming causes drought, and drought causes slow death for Utah.

    Meanwhile, our Republican masters deny the simple physics that warming is occurring and greedily call for more and more development. These people are not only in denial, they are dangerous.

  • stevan madrigal murray, UT
    July 25, 2014 8:00 p.m.

    The limiting factor in development, growth in the West - water.
    Always has, always will be.
    Time to start treating this resource like the precious commodity that it is.