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October 2, 2015
Where’s the beef? Or should I say where’s the groundwater?
This graphic is from Owen Miles’ watermurica blog
September 22, 2014
Is groundwater depletion keeping California fruit and veggies cheap during the severe drought?
Food prices in the United States are increasing slightly but not as significantly as one might expect given the severe drought in California. Margret Munro, a science journalist with Postmedia, recently asked me a great question: is groundwater depletion keeping California fruit and veggies cheap during the severe drought? Following up on her article, here is what I found and what it means for the Central Valley aquifer system in …
May 30, 2014
Groundwater extraction can move mountains
Contributed by Pascal Audet (webpage or email) Next time you eat food grown in the San Joaquin Valley of California, think about this: the water used for growing them probably came from under ground. Farmers do not really have a choice because the amount of water from rain and snow can’t keep up with the needs for growing food. Every year more water is drawn out of the ground for …