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An unseen climate change impact: rising groundwater levels in Mass.

Posted on AllSides April 1st, 2024
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AMHERST — In many places around the country, the water table — that essential but unseen resource — is falling. Massachusetts, on the other hand, is seeing a rise, hydrology researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have found. Their work seeks to explain why groundwater levels are rising, with help from members of the public. In the wake of a large drought in the 1960s, precipitation across the state has increased about 15% since then, said David Boutt, head of the Hydrogeology Group at UMass Amherst and a professor...

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