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Alan Seltzer

Alan Seltzer

Alan Seltzer is assistant scientist in marine chemistry and geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

COMMENTARY
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Commentary: Growing demand for deeper wells is tapping ancient water reserves

By: , and - October 8, 2021

Communities that rely on the Colorado River are facing a water crisis. Lake Mead, the river’s largest reservoir, has fallen to levels not seen since it was created by the construction of the Hoover Dam roughly a century ago. Arizona and Nevada are facing their first-ever mandated water cuts, while water is being released from […]