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Your Call: How can we sustainably manage groundwater?

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What do you want to know about California’s new groundwater law? On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by talking about the state’s first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Nearly 40 percent of California’s water comes from underground sources. About 30 million Californians rely on groundwater for their drinking water. But areas are being pumped faster than they are being replenished. How is groundwater managed now? And what changes should we expect? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith,  climate scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Sarge Green, program director, Fresno State’s California Water Institute

Web resources:

SacBee: Historic California groundwater regulations head to Gov. Jerry Brown

AccuWeather: Groundwater Mining in California Creates Farming Hub but Land Sinks by Feet

ABCNews: Drought Caushing Tensions between Residents and Almond Farmers

LA Times: California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?

LA Times: Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California