Quick Overview of California’s Groundwater Laws

In 2014, but it had to look further down to see above the surface. For the first time, California has legislated control of 85% of its population and over $50 billion of its agriculture industry relying on groundwater.
Many agencies have completed initial Groundwater Action Plans for this year as the SGMA year comes into effect.
Before SGMA, how did water rights work?
Underground basins are a significant part of the state. Until that point, the rights to groundwater had always gone hand in hand with land ownership: aquifer access entitlements allowed for groundwater extraction.
There …

Four Routes Towards Water Sustainability in California

The difference between the value of available water and the amount used in California is widening.
The state’s two central water bodies, the Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta and California’s groundwater basins, are both overtapped at a rate of around 6–7 million acre-feet each year, illustrating the difference.
California, on the other hand, has the potential to fill this vacuum. Four easy solutions can produce 11–14 million acre-feet of new water sources while reducing demand.
That’s enough water to replenish drained aquifers and restore a healthy Delta, with thousands of acre-feet left…

Importance of Accelerating the Recharge of Groundwater

Our company and our collaborators are leading a project that uses an inexpensive and realistic water management method.
Using on-farm groundwater recharge using floodwater and other usable surface water, we switch groundwater basins mainly on the east side of the San Joaquin Valley toward an area in Kern county, a sustainable groundwater balance pumping recharge.
Farmers, business associations, water districts, academics, governments, and food and beverage companies have all lent their support …