Towns in Eastern Washington Are Running Out of Water
Some 25 communities in Eastern Washington could have their wells go dry within a decade. Some 200,000 people are included in the affected Odessa to Pasco, WA area.
The problem goes back to failure to complete projects associated with the building of Grand Coulee Dam in the 1940s.
The issue is simply that water is being taken from the Odessa Aquifer much faster than it can be recharged, and although more wells and deeper wells are being drilled, the water is expected to be gone in a decade.