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The US has pumped so much groundwater it’s splitting the ground open

The US has pumped so much groundwater that it’s literally splitting the ground open across the American Southwest. When too much groundwater gets pumped up from the natural aquifers below the surface, it causes the land to sag and create these cracks. These giant cracks, or fissures, have been spotted in states including Arizona, Utah, and California. As the climate changes more groundwater is expected to be pumped, with a likely increase in the extent of these fissures.

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