GROUND WATER ATLAS of the UNITED STATES
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah
Basin and Range aquifers
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Effects of Withdrawals
Figure 49 Graph showing that water level decline in
the basin-fill aquifers can cause the compaction of aquifer sediments
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Figure 50 Photograph showing earth fissures
caused by compaction and subsidence (120K)
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Figure 51 Photograph showing earth fissures
enlarged by erosion (120K)
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