Science US drought has literally raised the ground, say scientists (+video)

GPS measurements reveal that between 2003 and 2014, land surface in the Western US has risen about 0.15 inches, a result of some 240 gigatons of water having been lost.

By , LiveScience Staff Writer

Andre Basset, UNAVCO

The western United States has suffered a crippling drought for the past three years, but researchers now have a fuller picture of the extent of damage, thanks to a new way to measure how much water has been lost.