State’s Report on Groundwater Basins

Yes­ter­day, The Depart­ment of Water Resources released a report on ground­wa­ter show­ing that through­out Cal­i­for­nia ground­wa­ter resources are at his­tor­i­cally low lev­els. The report details basins with poten­tial water short­ages and gaps in ground­wa­ter mon­i­tor­ing. “Mil­lions of Cal­i­for­ni­ans rely on ground­wa­ter every day,” said DWR Direc­tor Mark Cowin. “Being good stew­ards of our ground­wa­ter basins is essen­tial for ensur­ing that we can turn to them dur­ing dry years when these resources are crit­i­cally needed.” Since spring 2008, ground­wa­ter lev­els have expe­ri­enced record his­tor­i­cal lows in most areas of the state and espe­cially in the north­ern portion.