San Joaquin Valley
California’s 21st Century Megadrought Jeffrey Mount, Michael Dettinger June 23 2020 California is in the midst of a decades-long drought, which mimics what climate change is expected to bring. Water management should adapt accordingly.
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.
Commentary: Competing Narratives on Delta Outflow Fuel Water Conflict Jeffrey Mount, Greg Gartrell June 2 2020 The federal government’s efforts to increase water supplied to farms and cities, and a breakdown in cooperation between the state and federal government, have escalated conflict over the Delta. What are they really fighting over?
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.