Learn About Land Subsidence in the San Joaquin Valley
Free briefing set for Aug. 16 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 in excess of one foot per year in some parts of the region.
This subsidence has destroyed thousands of public and private groundwater well casings in the San Joaquin Valley and now this subsidence is putting state and federal aqueducts and flood control structures at risk of damage.
Join us for a special, free briefing on Aug. 16 at Fresno State cosponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and Water Education Foundation that will highlight the array of technologies available for subsidence measurement and monitoring, including information and technical support being provided by DWR.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Update on valley groundwater conditions
- Update on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act program activities
- Techniques for monitoring land subsidence, including radar remote sensing, extensometers, and GPS data
- Gaps in subsidence monitoring today
- DWR technical assistance and resources for SGMA compliance
Click here to learn more and to register online.