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Mayor: Gas windfall should flow to Sparta

Ben McGee, supervisory hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Ruston program office, said the Sparta is being used in Louisiana at a rate of about 70 million gallons per day, although it can only sustain a usage of around 56 million gallons per day.
“We’re using more water than it can naturally replenish,” McGee said. “We’re overusing the Sparta by about 14 million gallons per day, which is resulting in a decline of the level of the aquifer by about two feet per year. Basically, we have a finite amount of water in the Sparta, and the decline can’t continue forever.”

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Conservation message goes high definition

Sixteen parishes in north Louisiana depend either entirely or partially on the Sparta aquifer for their potable water. Water levels in the Sparta have been dropping for years because the amount of water being taken from the aquifer exceeds its sustainable level.

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