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A woman uses a coat as shelter from one of several downpours this afternoon.


A woman uses a coat as shelter against the rain as she gets ready to cross the intersection at Fourth Street and White Avenue during a downpour.

Several storm cells swept across the valley today, soaking pedestrians and filling streets with water.

Underground water supply is shrinking, study shows

While water levels at lakes Mead and Powell have visibly slipped in the current drought, another source, groundwater, is disappearing even more rapidly, according to a satellite study of the Colorado River Basin. A University of California, Irvine, study posted on the website of the American Geophysical Union said that the three-quarters of the water lost in the basin was drawn from groundwater and noted that the extent of groundwater loss “may pose a greater threat to the water supply of


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