The Friant-Kern Canal in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking as parts of the San Joaquin Valley floor collapse because of subsidence, the result of excessive groundwater pumping during the drought. Bridges in this area of the canal, near Terra Bella, used to be 12 feet above the water’s surface. Now it’s one foot. Proposition 3 on the November ballot would pay for repairs, says Jason Phillips of the Friant Water Authority.
The Friant-Kern Canal in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking as parts of the San Joaquin Valley floor collapse because of subsidence, the result of excessive groundwater pumping during the drought. Bridges in this area of the canal, near Terra Bella, used to be 12 feet above the water’s surface. Now it’s one foot. Proposition 3 on the November ballot would pay for repairs, says Jason Phillips of the Friant Water Authority. CRAIG KOHLRUSS Fresno Bee file
The Friant-Kern Canal in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking as parts of the San Joaquin Valley floor collapse because of subsidence, the result of excessive groundwater pumping during the drought. Bridges in this area of the canal, near Terra Bella, used to be 12 feet above the water’s surface. Now it’s one foot. Proposition 3 on the November ballot would pay for repairs, says Jason Phillips of the Friant Water Authority. CRAIG KOHLRUSS Fresno Bee file

Proposition 3 provides needed funds to improve Valley’s water infrastructure

September 26, 2018 05:28 PM