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.
More than a dozen district attorneys and the state attorney general said Contra Costa-based Golden Gate Petroleum Corporation violated a number of laws involving underground storage tank systems.