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Well Restoration Worthy Of Another Look

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Water wells are a tricky business. From the moment a well is drilled, it’s generally designed to “run to failure” much akin to “planned obsolesce” on a cell phone. Even some well rehabilitation efforts often operate on the same premise. If a water well is not producing what it was originally designed to produce, both water and crop yields suffer ... Read More »

Cultural Change

Growers Tap Cover Crops And No-Till To Aid Soil Health, Cut Input Costs • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Pigweed was getting the better of Adam Chappell in 2010 when he decided he had to rein in weed control costs if he and his brother were to stay in farming. He turned to cover crops combined with no-till farming. ... Read More »

California Groundwater

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Local Agencies Work Toward Sustainability • By Christine Souza • Farmers, water managers and government agencies agree: Groundwater sustainability is critical for California. But achieving it could bring significant changes to the state’s agricultural landscape, according to speakers at a recent Sacramento gathering of water professionals. Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, known as SGMA, groundwater sustainability plans must ... Read More »

Study Shows Potable Supply Of Groundwater Less Than Thought

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• By Mari N. Jensen • The U.S. groundwater supply is smaller than originally thought, according to a new research study that includes a University of Arizona hydrologist. The study provides important insights into the depths of underground fresh and brackish water in some of the most prominent sedimentary basins across the United States. The research by scientists from the University ... Read More »