USGS Study Finds Large Increase in Fracking Water Use

USGS Study Finds Large Increase in Fracking Water Use July 7, 2015 by PublicNewsService, Denver A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows water used for hydraulic fracturing, better known as "fracking," is on the rise across the nation. The study found water use in horizontal drilling at gas wells was 28 times higher in 2014 than in 2000, and each gas well now taps over five million gallons of water, while oil wells require some four million gallons. link to article: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-07/water/usgs-study-finds-large-increase-in-fracking-water-use/a47021-1