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Borrego Springs - LA Times


Last updated 2/1/2016 at 4:27am

It seems Borrego Springs and its dire water situation have been recognized by the LA Times.

In a recent article, the paper highlighted the study completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, which discusses groundwater level tests carried out in the area.

'A study recently completed by the U.S. Geological Survey confirms what people in this tiny desert town have suspected for some time: Their only source of water, deep underground, is being depleted roughly four times faster than it is being replenished.

The six-year study, done in conjunction with the Borrego Water District, puts hard numbers to a dire situation. Complicating matters further, the Borrego Water District recently was forced to enter into an agreement with the state saying it will find a way to stop over-drawing the aquifer within 20 years.

"We have no choice," said Borrego Water District General Manager Jerry Rowling. "If we don't, the state is going to come in and do it for us. That's what scares everybody." '

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