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Commentary: How to Address Groundwater Planning Gaps 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 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? 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? 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?
Water Availability for San Joaquin Valley Farms: A Balancing Act April 21 2020 California’s largest farming region has wide variability in access to surface water. We examined how the mix of supplies affects solutions to end groundwater overdraft.