Water & Drought

July 25, 2014 6:26 PM

New report warns: No groundwater refills after underground layers collapse

Farm water pumping in this dramatic drought is causing the west San Joaquin Valley floor to sink, but forget about refilling those underground spaces when wet years return. There is no going back after a clay-laced underground collapses, says a new report warning California of irreparable harm from excessive pumping.

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