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April 15, 2019

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Joe

More evidence of the problem:

The groundwater beneath the Central Valley has been steadily depleting, particularly as the state’s $50 billion agricultural industry relied on it during a series of droughts. Each year, more water exits the aquifer than goes into it.

The study from Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, published in the journal Water Resources Research, found that unless action is taken, the ground in that region will sink more than 13 feet over the next 20 years.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014 signed a law to increase regulation of over-drafted groundwater basins. It takes effect gradually. By 2020, newly formed groundwater management agencies must develop plans to make their aquifers sustainable.

After he signed the law, farmers dug hundreds of new wells. In 2016 alone, Central Valley farmers created 2,500 new wells, according to a Sacramento Bee analysis of state records.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/big-valley/article229148999.html

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Excellent Report Joe.
Water is the most basic and necessary element needed for life. From Drinking, to Sanitation. It is difficult to comprehend an event like this-earthquake, happening when the world goes around so quickly.
Scary.

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Check out my update showing the 33 gallon emergency water barrel I just got from our local company, Earthshakes.com.

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