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Groundwater Industry News

63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in drought, study finds

The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, on average, has lifted up about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months, according to a new study.

Groundwater summit draws crowd

Among the presenters at the Milam-Burleson Counties Groundwater Summit last week was George King, distinguished engineer, Apache Corporation, who discussed the process of hydraulic fracturing, including the components of the liquids used, and the process and effects on the formations where the liquid is pumped.

California lawmakers discuss regulating groundwater

California lawmakers are looking at ending the state's status as one of the last in the West to start managing groundwater.

Deadline looms for California groundwater management bill

SACRAMENTO – Two bills before lawmakers would require some local governments to start managing groundwater withdrawals, and authorize the state to step in if they fail. Legislators face an Aug. 31 deadline to get bills to Gov. Jerry Brown, however. A bill by state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, passed the state Senate 24-12 on Tuesday, heading for a vote in the Assembly by the end of the ...

Surface water, groundwater, and drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.

Merced County hires expert to help draft groundwater ordinance

The topic of groundwater is a complicated one, but regulating the scarce commodity – which is as precious as liquid gold for struggling farmers in a drought year – is even tougher.

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