GPS Discovers the West Is So Dry, It's Rising

August 22, 2014 2:10 PM

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GPS Discovers the West Is So Dry, It's Rising

California's mountains are rising.

Like an uncoiled spring, they have moved up by more than half an inch (15 millimeters), thanks to the absence of water to weigh them down, according to a new study in the journal "Science." Initially, the Global Positioning System (GPS) stations that discovered this fact were meant to study earthqua...

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