Water

Photo of Kern County oil pumps set against a blue sky

What Is ‘Fresh’ Oilfield Water?

Most water that comes up with oil is pretty nasty stuff, full of heavy metals and loaded with salts, says Clay Rodgers, executive officer for the Central California Regional Water Quality Control Board. In f...
Photo of the California Aqueduct in Palmdale

Who, Exactly, Is Sinking the California Aqueduct?

A state report released in December pinned blame for sinking along the California Aqueduct on excessive nearby groundwater pumping to irrigate vineyards and nut orchards. That was a pretty pointed finger, but not pointed enough for some committee directors ...
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