U.S. Groundwater Problems Reach Midwest
Wisconsin state legislature introduced 3 bills last week aimed at preserving their shrinking waterscapes. The drying of Wisconsin’s lakes is being caused by high-capacity groundwater-well pumping of more than 378,000 litres (100,000 gallons) per day used by big farms, dairies, and fracking. The loss of waterscapes is previously unknown to the state, as depleted groundwater is most commonly associated with the Western United States.