PIA19685: Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  GRACE
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 Produced By:  University of California 
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Groundwater storage trends for Earth's 37 largest aquifers from UCI-led study using NASA GRACE data (2003-2013). Of these, 21 have exceeded sustainability tipping points and are being depleted, with 13 considered significantly distressed, threatening regional water security and resilience.

GRACE is a collaborative endeavor involving the Center for Space Research at the University of Texas, Austin; NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; the German Space Agency and Germany's National Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of California, Irvine

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