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Rob Jackson, Stanford University


"Water Windfall" Deep Beneath California's Central Valley

June 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new study finds California’s Central Valley has three times more water beneath it than previously estimated.

California Department of Water Resources / File


Water Supply A 'Concern' This Summer In California

June 16, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A lack of rain in May and June has wiped out that "drought-free" area of northwestern California and water supply could become a 'concern' later this summer.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio


California Releases Draft Regulations For Groundwater Management

February 18, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The California Department of Water Resources has released the first draft regulations to manage groundwater sustainably.

Curtis Jerome Haynes / Courtesy


Scientists Flood Almond Orchards To Restore Groundwater in California

January 20, 2016 | Amy Quinton

UC Davis scientists are flooding almond orchards this winter in an effort to restore depleted aquifers in the Central Valley.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio


'Tough Season' For California Wine Grape Growers Relying on Groundwater

January 22, 2015 | Ed Joyce

The fourth year of drought in California has some state wine grape growers that rely on groundwater 'concerned' about the upcoming season.

City of Sacramento

City Plans To Update Water Wells

September 23, 2014 | Bob Moffitt

New motors, screens, and some casing repairs are in the works for eight of Sacramento's water wells. Some of the wells are more than 400-feet deep.

Report: Groundwater Management Plans Need Improvement

July 10, 2014 | Amy Quinton

A new report finds groundwater management plans in California are outdated, lack important details, and need significant improvement.

Max Pringle / CPRN

California Assembly Committee Passes Groundwater Rules Bill

June 24, 2014 | Max Pringle

Local California water agencies would be able to establish rules governing groundwater use for the first time under a bill that passed an Assembly committee Tuesday.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory / AP


Study: Sierra Nevada Mountains Rising Due To Groundwater Pumping

May 15, 2014 | Ky Plaskon

The Sierra Nevada mountains are getting higher, and they're are being pushed by human activity, according to an article published this week in the journal "Nature."

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