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.