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Land Subsidence in the United States

Describes and provides examples of impacts of human-induced land subsidence resulting from the extraction of subsurface water, including aquifer-system compaction, drainage of organic soils, dissolution and collapse of susceptible rocks.

by Galloway, Devin L.; Jones, David R.; and Ingebritsen, Steven E.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 165-00
Related topics:
Erosion, Human impacts, Hydrogeology, Subsidence, Water supply and demand, Wells
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