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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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The University of Southern California (USC) may fly colors that are red and gold, but they love being green. Since 2008, USC has installed over a dozen drywells across the campus to manage stormwater and promote groundwater recharge. Fortunately, the USC campus is situated above very well drained deposits of sand and gravel, which have […]

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Since our last post in January, California continues to embrace efforts to find low-tech solutions to offset the effect of the persistent 4-year drought. As outlined in a Scientific American article by Tom Yulsman, Andrew Fisher, Ph.D., a professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), is leading the charge to replenish the […]

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What happens when we continually pull water out of groundwater aquifers while putting back a mere fraction of what was removed? CBS sought to answer that question on 60 Minutes this past Sunday with a thorough look at just how dire our groundwater situation is. Not just for Arizona or California. Not just for the […]

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