Learn About Land Subsidence and Groundwater Conditions in the San Joaquin Valley
Free workshop set for Oct. 2 in Fresno
Land subsidence caused by groundwater pumping has been a problem for decades in the San Joaquin Valley, but an increased reliance on aquifers during the last decade has resulted in subsidence rates of more than one foot per year in some parts of the region.
While subsidence was minimal in 2017 due to one of the wettest years on record, any return to dry conditions would likely set the stage for subsidence to resume as the region relies more heavily on groundwater than surface water. Land subsidence not only has the potential to shrink aquifers, but it puts state and federal aqueducts and flood control structures at risk of damage.
Join us for a special, free workshop on Oct 2 at Fresno State – co-sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Water Education Foundation – that will highlight ongoing land subsidence monitoring, monitoring techniques and DWR assistance to help local agencies comply with requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
You’ll also hear about results of satellite-based remote sensing monitoring being performed by NASA for DWR.
Click here to learn more about the workshop and to register online.