Introduction to Groundwater Recharge

Resource Author(s):
  • Almond Board of California
  • Sustainable Conservation

The Central Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States. Growers and communities, however, are faced with a future of declining groundwater quality, quantity, and availability during drought, due to overdraft. In areas where soil conditions are suitable and excess water is available, ground water recharge represents one of the most cost-effective methods to increase storage, thereby ensuring water supply and improving water quality. Through this guide, California almond growers can begin evaluating their options for addressing local sub-basin overdraft through recharge, helping secure reliable, sufficient, and drought resilient groundwater supplies.

Topic Area(s):
  • Crop System Suitability
  • Soils, Geology, and Aquifer Characterization
  • Water Quality