Drought in California: Water table in Mojave basin hits record low
The Mojave Water Agency began delivering imported water last week to a storage aquifer near Barstow, bringing welcome relief to the water table there that has hit a record low. The MWA Board of Directors unanimously approved the delivery of 5,000-acre-feet of water to the Centro Basin during its April 28 board meeting. The Centro Basin is one of five subareas or sub-basins, which are defined and separated in part by earthquake faults and other geological features but also are interconnected to some extent, water engineers say.
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