Aquifer beneath Albuquerque slowly refilling

October 6, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The aquifer beneath Albuquerque is showing signs it is refilling, nearly five years after the city shifted from pumping groundwater to using the Rio Grande for its supply, according to a new report.

Measurements from various city areas show differences in the recharge, but at one spot the water level has risen by 9 feet, the U.S. Geological Survey report shows. There’s still a long way to go, since water levels dropped between 80 feet 120 feet since pumping Login to read more

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