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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Groundwater Series

Potential for Unprecedented Changes in California Groundwater Management

The Writing is on the Wall

In the past 90 days – coincident with the single driest year in California history and record low water levels – the state has made clear its intention to regulate groundwater. While the specter of the state’s direct regulation of groundwater has existed for decades, at no time has the prospect of a dramatic change … Continue Reading »

Groundwater Series

California Use and Management of Groundwater: Yesterday and Today

Groundwater is a crucial component of the water supply for California’s homes, businesses and farms, accounting for more than 40 percent of source supply in a drought year. Upwards of 16 million people depend on groundwater alone for their drinking water supply, and in all, 85 percent of Californians—roughly 32 million people—depend on groundwater for … Continue Reading »