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Though California’s drought may be officially over, the water scarcity has left a mark on farms.

According to a new NASA report, land in Central Valley — one of California’s most productiveagricultural regions — is sinking quickly due to heavy groundwater pumping during the drought.

Farmers have been pumping groundwater for decades, including at the height of the most recent drought from 2011 to 2016, when surface water was extremely scarce. Many factors contributed to California’s drought, including changes in air circulation and wind speed……….

Source: California’s farms are sinking from groundwater pumping during drought – Business Insider

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