Extraction to sea level rise
Pumping groundwater raises sea level
Pumping groundwater, some 70 percent of it to irrigate crops, has recently become a potent force in global sea-level rise, two new studies conclude.
More disconcerting to me than the sea level rise resulting from ground water extraction is the depletion of local clean water as it all flows to the sea and becomes salty. Depletion of ground water in some areas is already leading to destructive sinkholes.