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The Importance of Streams to Drinking Water
December 5, 2013 | EPA

Did you know that approximately 117 million people – over one-third of the total U.S. population – get some or all of their drinking water from public systems that rely in part on headwater, seasonal or rain-dependent streams?


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This video features a demonstration project that produces drinking water from an outdoor advertising sign. Although the volume produced is not impressive, the production occurs in a desert that receives under one inch of rain per year.

Streamflow Depletion by Wells
February 15, 2013 |
"Groundwater and surface-water systems are connected, and groundwater discharge is often a substantial component of the total flow of a stream. Groundwater pumping reduces the amount of groundwater that flows to streams and, in some cases, can draw streamflow into the underlying groundwater system." The United States Geological Survey has published: Streamflow Depletion by Wells—Understanding and Managing the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow. Quote from the USGS press release.

The Increasing Importance of Railroads to the Energy Sector
December 19, 2013 | The Oklahoman
An article on The Oklahoman website explains the growing importance of railroads to the energy sector. More crude oil and frac sand are being shipped by rail today than ever before.


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