Study finds groundwater depletion causes California farmland to sink, suggests countermeasures

A wheat field receives water from a pumping system tapped into an irrigation canal in the southern region of the San Joaquin Valley, near Bakersfield, California. Credit: John Chacon / California Department of Water Resources The floor of California’s arid Central Valley is sinking as groundwater pumping for agriculture and drinking water depletes aquifers. A … Read more