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Posted Sun Sep 21 2008: from UPI:
Iranians deplete aquifers, land is sinking http://apocadocs.com/s.pl?1222006114
Researchers say increasing demand for groundwater in Iran is depleting that nation's water supplies, resulting in land surface deformations. An international team of scientists said decades of unrestrained groundwater extraction are linked to land surface deformation on local and regional scales.... "Comparing ground deformation in Iran with other basins around the world revealed that Iran currently hosts some of the fastest sinking valleys and plain aquifers in the world," the scientists said.
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