Latest California Aqueduct Stories

2009-07-13 15:10:09

Groundwater pumping in California's San Joaquin Valley has reduced aquifers to historic lows, a government report indicates. A massive study of the region's groundwater supplies by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the agriculture-intensive valley has lost 60 million acre-feet of groundwater since 1961, and is approaching new lows as farmers pump more from aquifers to make up for surface water lost to drought, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reported. That situation also is exacerbating the...

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