In America, we pump water out of the ground to put it in our rivers

From Atlanta, another example of a concept we’re seeing increasingly here in the western United States – groundwater augmentation of dwindling river supplies:

Georgia’s efforts to quench metro Atlanta’s thirst include a $1 billion proposal to pump water from one aquifer to another and then release it into the Flint River in times of drought.

Thanks to Robert Osborne for the tweetlink.

One Comment

  1. pump water from one aquifer to another and then put it in the river. Pardon me if this just seems insane. The very notion that we should be able to take from one basin or aquifer and put it in another is beyond reason in my opinion. We continue to try to solve the problem with the same bad practices that got us into the problem in the first place.

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