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The San Joaquin Valley is ground zero for many of California’s most difficult water management problems—including groundwater overdraft, drinking water contamination, and declines in habitat and native species.

San Joaquin Valley

BY THE NUMBERS
Groundwater overdraft in the San Joaquin Valley has accelerated in recent years
On average, the valley is pumping roughly 1.8 million acre feet more than is being replenished each year.

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