TitleReplenishing Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley
Resource Author(s)
  • Public Policy Institute of California
Year of Publication2018
Link to Report/Websiteppic.org
Full Description

The San Joaquin Valley—which has the biggest imbalance between groundwater pumping and replenishment in the state—is ground zero for implementing the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Expanding groundwater recharge could help local water users bring their basins into balance and make a dent in the long-term deficit of nearly 2 million acre-feet per year.

The experience with recharge in 2017―the first wet year since the enactment of SGMA―offers valuable insights in how to expand recharge. A survey of valley water districts’ current recharge efforts revealed strong interest in the practice, and a number of constraints.

Topic Area(s)
  • Economic Analysis
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Local, State, and Federal Policies and Legal Considerations
  • People and Water
  • Recharge and Extraction Methods and Measurement

What is Flood-MAR?

Join Flood-MAR

What is the Flood-MAR Network?

Privacy Policy

Copyright 2022-Present, Flood-MAR and Contributing Authors.

Register or Login