Groundwater could be vital future resource

Extreme rainfall is typically associated with bad consequences for crop yields and property. A study has revealed that it can also result in more groundwater storage, which may be advantageous in the future as climate change depletes other sources of water.

Scientists examined a 55-year record of groundwater storage in a central Tanzania aquifer. Major climate events in the region have resulted in intense rainfall, meaning highly episodic recharging of its water levels.

It is predicted that these events will become more frequent with model projections indicating a shift towards more intense monthly rainfall.

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