Starting next January, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act will require farmers to gradually rein in the amount of groundwater they pump from their wells. It could devastate the economy of the entire San Joaquin Valley. In a region where agriculture is king — and the ability to extract the water beneath one’s soil has been practically a birthright — a difficult reckoning is coming.
- Chico Enterprise-Record: Supervisors shelve groundwater plan until next month
- Monterey Herald: Monterey County steps into Salinas Valley, Marina groundwater dispute
- Merced County Times: MID workshops continue to discuss groundwater sustainability