Dhaka’s groundwater drops 6m in 7 years

Study sees excessive withdrawal of water as the reason; saline water will make inroads if trend continues
The groundwater level in the capital has dropped by six metres in the last seven years.
The stunning slide is due to excessive withdrawal of groundwater to meet the needs of about 15 million city residents, and inadequate recharging of the underground vacuum it creates.
Such a fast depletion of the water table will result in intrusion of southern saline water into the

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