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Flashcards in Water Abstraction Deck (4)
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1

When do problems occur?

When the demand for water exceeds to amount available

2

What is the result of water being pumped beneath the ground faster than it is being replenished?

Sinking water tables
Empty wells
Intrusion of salt water
Higher pumping costs

3

What does groundwater help sustain?

Surface reservoirs of waters such as lakes and wetlands

4

What is the main cause of groundwater over exploitation?

Irrigation