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Aerial view of crop sprinklers near Rio Vista, California in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region. Photo: California Department of Water Resources

California’s Water Well Bill Will Tell Us Who’s Tapping Depleted Groundwater Basins

, climate scientist

Groundwater is a shared resource between communities and landowners, much like a joint bank account is a shared resource between individuals. Except in one key way: groundwater users often don’t know who they are sharing water with or how much others are saving or spending. This might not be a problem when there is plenty of water, but such loose accounting can become very problematic when water is scarce. A new Senate Bill will help us keep track of water wells in overdrafted basins. Read more >

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