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Broken Water System

Jul 10, 2018

California’s broken water system:  Westlands Water District writes, “Water quality in the Central Valley is a real problem and a recurring theme in the media. A recent story (Overpumping of Central Valley groundwater has side effect: Too much arsenic) focused on the problem. The trouble is, usually one cause of the problem is overemphasized, and the other cause of the problem is underreported. In this article, groundwater pumping is mentioned 11 times as the cause of the problem, while the lack of surface water deliveries to the Central Valley, due to federal and state laws and regulations, is mentioned only once and not much of an explanation is provided. … ”  Continue reading from Westlands Water District here:  California’s broken water system