The Diminishing California ‘Fossil Water’

Nature World News

When hearing the word ‘Fossil,’ most people automatically think about dinosaur bones or frozen remains from the ice age, while others may immediately think about fuels. But, those are not the kind of ‘fossils’ that will be highlighted in this article.  Because buried deep within the earth, another type of fossil is unknown to many, one produced by ancient aquifers like prehistoric rains and snows that fell tens and thousands of years in the past.

These are fossil waters. Paleowaters or fossil waters are ancient bodies of water contained in a concealed area underground for millennia.

Many methods can replenish present/current day groundwater; however, the same cannot be said about paleowaters. It may take hundreds, even thousands, to ensure that it will be replenished. In other words, it is not sustainable.

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