Sustainable groundwater management in California

Fact Sheet 2015-3084
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) uses data collection, modeling tools, and scientific analysis to help water managers plan for, and assess, hydrologic issues that can cause “undesirable results” associated with groundwater use. This information helps managers understand trends and investigate and predict effects of different groundwater-management strategies.

Suggested Citation

Phillips, S.P., Rogers, L.L., Faunt, C.C., 2015, Sustainable groundwater management in California (ver. 2.2, February 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3084, 8 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Science for Sustainable Groundwater Planning and Management
  • Groundwater Levels
  • Groundwater Storage
  • Seawater Intrusion
  • Water Quality
  • Land Subsidence
  • Interconnected Surface-Water Depletion
  • Modeling

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Sustainable groundwater management in California
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3084
DOI 10.3133/fs20153084
Edition Version 1: Originally posted December 1, 2015; Version 2.2: February, 2016
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Description 8 p.
Country United States
State California
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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