Commentary: A Balancing Act for the Water-Stressed San Joaquin Valley
This commentary was published in the Fresno Bee on February 21, 2019.
The San Joaquin Valley is on the brink of a major transition as it seeks to balance its groundwater accounts. California’s largest farming region has the state’s biggest groundwater deficit—almost 2 million acre-feet per year by our estimates. To put it in context, that’s about one Don Pedro Reservoir’s worth of water a year.