Water

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, bu...

What Is SGMA? Here Are the Basics.

By Lois Henry SJV.org The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act was passed in 2014 and enacted in 2015. It aims to stop groundwater overpumping in critically overdrafted basins by 2040 and bring them into “sustainability.” Sustainability is defined a...
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