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California's Central Valley Groundwater Study: A Powerful New Tool to Assess Water Resources in California's Central Valley

Fact Sheet 2009-3057

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Abstract

Competition for water resources is growing throughout California, particularly in the Central Valley. Since 1980, the Central Valley's population has nearly doubled to 3.8 million people. It is expected to increase to 6 million by 2020. Statewide population growth, anticipated reductions in Colorado River water deliveries, drought, and the ecological crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have created an intense demand for water. Tools and information can be used to help manage the Central Valley aquifer system, an important State and national resource.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
California's Central Valley Groundwater Study: A Powerful New Tool to Assess Water Resources in California's Central Valley
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2009-3057
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
California Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.