Local communities such as Huron and Mendota have been impacted by large scale land fallowing due to soil and groundwater salinization. Their future may lie in the Valley's growing renewable energy industry.
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Groundwater depletion and salt-impaired lands in the San Joaquin Valley
The Groundwater Resources Association of California and the University of California Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative have proposed large increases in future diversions from the Sacramento River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to provide recharge of overdrafted groundwater basins in the San Joaquin Valley. Their white paper states: What Are the Legal and Regulatory … Continue reading Groundwater depletion and salt-impaired lands in the San Joaquin Valley