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Groundwater Considerations

Oct 08, 2019

Five years into SGMA, here are five important considerations for balancing groundwater quality and quantity:  Sarah Fakhreddine writes, “California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), signed into law five years ago, requires local leaders to balance groundwater demand and supplies for the first time. Groundwater is an important foundation of California’s water system, and SGMA is a crucial way of strengthening that foundation and creating a more resilient future for the state.  However, balancing groundwater budgets will not be easy. And this major challenge is further complicated by the fact that activities designed to increase groundwater supplies can unintentionally cause new groundwater quality problems or worsen existing contamination. … ”  Read more from the Growing Returns blog here: Five years into SGMA, here are five important considerations for balancing groundwater quality and quantity

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