Mexico City Is Sinking at an Alarming And Largely Unstoppable Rate, New Data Finds

Carly Cassella, Science Alert on May 07, 2021

Mexico City, the most populous metropolis in North America, has sunk too low for us to save it, according to new research.

After centuries of water drainage from underground aquifers, the lake bed on which this city sits has grown increasingly dry, causing the clay sheets to compress and crack at a largely unstoppable rate.

Not only does this put infrastructure at risk, it also threatens water security for millions of people.

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