Nonrenewable groundwater extraction in the U.S. is estimated to have more than doubled since 1960 and is projected to at least double again by the end of the century. There are several negative impacts to the local environment that result from excessive nonrenewable groundwater extraction. Some of these negative impacts include land subsidence, water quality degradation, and sea level rise. Throughout many parts of the U.S., nonrenewable groundwater pumping is a necessity. In these areas, this nonrenewable groundwater usage is increasing to meet domestic and international food demands. The share of groundwater to surface water withdrawals increased from 25% in 2010 to nearly 30% in 2015, of which more than half, of the total groundwater, was used for irrigated agriculture.

Local governments are beginning to draft and adopt several measures that aim to encourage the sustainable use of groundwater.  One measure they are drafting is the implementation of groundwater governance provisions which call for reductions or complete elimination of groundwater extraction. In addition to groundwater pumping measures, altering the price of water for irrigated agriculture has long been argued as a method to further enhance the efficient use of water.

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