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New report highlights need for better groundwater management in CA




The Orange County Water District's Groundwater Replenishment System in Fountain Valley takes treated sewage wastewater from the sanitation plant next door and purifies it into 70 million gallons of drinking water a day. The water is piped to a recharge basin in Anaheim where it percolates into a 350 square mile aquifer.
The Orange County Water District's Groundwater Replenishment System in Fountain Valley takes treated sewage wastewater from the sanitation plant next door and purifies it into 70 million gallons of drinking water a day. The water is piped to a recharge basin in Anaheim where it percolates into a 350 square mile aquifer.
Jim Kutzle/Orange County Water District

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In drought years like this one, groundwater is an extremely important resource — we rely upon it to make up for the lack of rain.

Here in California, as the drought drags on, it's become an increasingly scarce resource as more groundwater is pumped out than can be replenished. A new report out from the California Water Foundation offers some recommendations for better management of groundwater resources in California.

Andrew Fahlund, the deputy director of the California Water Foundation, joins Take Two to discuss the findings and recommendations of the report.