Ground Water Depletion across the Nation
|Title||Ground Water Depletion across the Nation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Bartolino J, Cunningham W|
|Journal||USGS Fact Sheet|
|Type of Article||Fact Sheet|
Ground-water use has many societal benefits. It is the source of drinking water for about half the nation and nearly all of the rural population, and it provides over 50 billion gallons per day in support of the Nation’s agricultural economy. Ground-water depletion, a term often defined as long-term water-level declines caused by sustained ground-water pumping, is a key issue associated with ground-water use. Many areas of the United States are experiencing ground-water depletion.