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More pumping, less rain leads to spike in salt levels in water

USGS research hydrologist says at least a century before groundwater would be too salty to sustain itself

May 26, 2013
By EILEEN CHAO - Staff Writer (echao@mauinews.com) , The Maui News

Central Maui's groundwater has gotten saltier over the past four decades due to increased pumping of surrounding wells and a decreased amount of rainfall, experts said.

 
 
 

 

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