Flood-MAR Resources

Flooding rice fields in Yuba County with groundwater (DWR, 2009).

Soil Agricultural Groundwater Banking Index

Resource Author(s):
  • California Soil Resource Lab
  • UC-ANR
Image Credit:California Soils Resource Lab

The Soil Agricultural Groundwater Banking Index (SAGBI) is a suitability index for groundwater recharge on agricultural land. The SAGBI is based on five major factors that are critical to successful agricultural groundwater banking: deep percolation, root zone residence time, topography, chemical limitations, and soil surface condition.

Topic Area(s):
  • Crop System Suitability
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Soils, Geology, and Aquifer Characterization
  • Tool and Application Development