U.S. Bureau of Reclamation study warns rising temperatures, urban population growth could reduce Arizona’s aquifer

March 23, 2021

A new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation study warns that rising temperatures and urban population growth in the future could reduce the amount of renewable water going into the aquifer in Tucson, Arizona, Tucson.com reports.

Based on several computer model analyses, the study projects that in a very hot future climate, the aquifer, by 2060, could hold less than half the amount of groundwater that it would hold if the climate stayed the same and growth became more compact.

The new study examined impacts of six possible growth and climate scenarios. Click here read more.