Overpumping wells in California reduced aquifer capacity

When drought reduced streamflows and irrigation water allotments, growers in California’s Central Valley pumped more water from their wells. Now a study by NASA and Stanford scientists says decades of overpumping permanently reduced the storage capacity of the aquifer beneath the valley by 336,000 to 606,000 acre-feet, which could exceed the capacity of the Hetch… » Read More

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