New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major Earthquake
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.
State officials say three years of drought are taking a heavy toll on California’s groundwater supplies.
San Francisco’s PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.
California Central Valley farmers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would regulate the pumping of well water in California for the first time.
A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.
Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.
Drought Drying Up Farmers’ Wells; Study Predicts California Economy To Lose Billions, Thousands Of Jobs Lost
Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.
Researchers at Stanford University have come up with a way to measure the amount of groundwater in the Earth from readings taken hundreds of miles above the planet, a technique that could revolutionize management of groundwater resources.
Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California’s agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will mix Hetch Hetchy water with San Francisco groundwater and said the supply will be safe for consumption.