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Peasants in New Delhi bathe and wash their clothes in the Yamuna River a noxious black stream polluted with raw sewage and methane gas.
Extreme drought in California On January 17, 2014, amid California's driest year on record, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in the state. Rivers and water reservoirs in California are dangerously low after the driest years on record. "Today I'm declaring a drought in the state of California. We're facing perhaps the worst drought California has ever seen since records began being kept about 100 years ago." Governor Jerry Brown
about groundwater (lesson). Groundwater is an important part of the water cycle. Groundwater is the part of precipitation that seeps down through the soil until it reaches rock material that is saturated with water. Water in the ground is stored in the spaces between rock particles (no, there are no underground rivers or lakes). Groundwater slowly moves underground, generally at a downward angle (because of gravity), and may eventually seep into streams, lakes, and oceans.