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Lessons in How to Manage California's Groundwater

By Matt Weiser, KQED News Fix/Water Deeply

California is well behind the curve on groundwater regulation. With a few exceptions, groundwater extraction has never been regulated in the state or even monitored with any precision.

However, a 2014 law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, at last will require groundwater basins in the state to reverse longstanding overdraft problems. This will mean metering individual groundwater wells for the first time, as well as collecting fees from groundwater users to fund management efforts.

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix/Water Deeply.