Forging Connections to Provide Safe Drinking Water Lori Pottinger July 27 2020 Providing reliable drinking water is a challenge for many small systems in the San Joaquin Valley. We talked to Laura Ramos and Sarge Green of Fresno State about an effort to connect a dozen at-risk systems to the City of Fresno’s water supply.
Commentary: How to Address Groundwater Planning Gaps Ellen Hanak, Jelena Jezdimirovic June 16 2020 Groundwater sustainability planning for the San Joaquin Valley will have to resolve gaps in three key areas to ensure success.
Video: A Review of San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plans Lori Pottinger May 27 2020 Groundwater agencies in California’s largest farming region have submitted plans to address excess pumping. PPIC experts explain their plans to end overdraft and mitigate its undesirable effects, and next steps to achieve sustainability.
Will Groundwater Sustainability Plans End the Problem of Dry Drinking Water Wells? Jelena Jezdimirovic, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou May 14 2020 Overpumping of groundwater has caused domestic wells to go dry in the San Joaquin Valley. Many sustainability plans do not propose ways to mitigate this problem.
Sinking Lands, Damaged Infrastructure: Will Better Groundwater Management End Subsidence? Alvar Escriva-Bou, Jelena Jezdimirovic, Ellen Hanak May 14 2020 Excess groundwater pumping can cause land to sink and damage infrastructure. Groundwater plans are supposed to reduce this risk—but do they go far enough?