Tag Archives: aquifer recharge

Groundwater issues spread far beyond California. The article, “Farmers Propose Novel Solution to Fight Over Groundwater in Nevada” written by David Rothberg outlines the frustrations of state regulators and its rural community to choose a path of solution for the groundwater crisis in Diamond Valley. Diamond Valley in rural Nevada has a critically overdrafted aquifer […]

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When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the drought had ended the rural residents on San Joaquin valley felt forgotten when their wells were still running dry. Evelyn Rios, 80, lives in rural Madera County where she thought she was being hooked up to the city of Madera’s water system. In 2014, Rios’ well dried up […]

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An op-ed piece by Dr. Jay Lund from the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, recounts what we should have learned from a decade of extreme weather in California. From 2012-2015, California endured one its driest years of record. Now 2017 is likely to be the wettest year on record in northern California and […]

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The MaxWell® IV is specified by more civil engineers and municipalities in Arizona than any other stormwater BMP. No stranger to Southern California, the MaxWell IV along with other drainage systems designed and installed exclusively by Torrent Resources have appeared on several green street and LID projects. NOTABLE PROJECTS: The Avalon Green Alley (Top Project […]

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California has been writing “water checks” it can’t cash for years. An in-depth article from Dr. Thomas Harter, a groundwater specialist with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, offers new suggestions for groundwater recovery. Read: Post-Drought Groundwater in California: Like the Economy After a Deep “Recession,” Recovery Will be Slow. Included in the article […]

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An award winning, five-part documentary series produced by the Desert Sun, California in Overdraft, chronicles the water crisis in California and around the globe. We’ve not talked a lot about subsidence on our blog and now couldn’t be a better time to start. Our focus today on chapter four, Sinking Ground, includes contributions from USA […]

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California stormwater has been making news headlines non-stop since the massive rain and snowstorms they’ve received early this year. Social media was buzzing with proclamations that “the drought is over!” leading the public into a fabricated feeling of relief. In previous weeks we’ve expressed our concerns that the drought isn’t over and California still has […]

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Sacramento State is using low-impact development (LID) devices to manage stormwater and look good doing it. A beautiful, maturing rain garden and porous pavement around campus is going to collect and filter 3.6 million gallons of stormwater annually. Most importantly, the LID project will protect the American River. Previously, stormwater runoff and all of the […]

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After breaking ground in the fall of 2014, the development known as USC Village, is proceeding nicely and set for completion this coming fall. The site lies within the City of Los Angeles at the northwest corner of Hoover Street and Jefferson Boulevard, about ½ mile west of the 110 Harbor Freeway and one mile […]

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How do we stop the drain on California’s water supply? In the article, How much storm water is LA catching?, author Sharon McNary describes Southern California’s recent efforts to improve stormwater capture and what still needs to be done. In our recent blogs we’ve reiterated the urgency for California to embrace stormwater capture if they […]

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