Study: More usable water than thought in California drought

FRESNO (KRON) — With California in its fifth year of drought, any news of more water is good news.

Now, Stanford scientists said they have found lots of usable groundwater that is thousands of feet underground in the Central Valley, according to CNN.

The problem, however, will be getting to it. That is because pumping water out of the ground might cause the land to sink.

In fact, it is already sinking in some areas. Also, deep oil and gas drilling can potentially contaminate the water.

The researchers said no one is currently monitoring the underground aquifers.

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