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?
Water Availability for San Joaquin Valley Farms: A Balancing Act Jelena Jezdimirovic, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou 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.
Allocating Floodwaters to Replenish Groundwater Basins Andrew Ayres April 21 2020 Groundwater agencies are banking on replenishing underground supplies with winter and spring runoff. But what if there isn’t enough water to go around?