LAO handout: Funding water-related activities
The Legislative Analyst's Office has prepared a handout for the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife on funding water-related activities.
The handout looks at existing funding, recent bond funding, legislative options to increase funding, and important considerations around those funding options.
Analysis shows increasing groundwater levels in the Coachella Valley
From the Coachella Valley Water District:
An annual analysis of groundwater levels shows significant increases over the past 10 years throughout most of the Coachella Valley.
The two annual reports for the 2017-18 water year, one on the Indio Subbasin and the other on the Mission Creek Subbasin, which make up most of the valley’s aquifer, were submitted before the State’s April 1 deadline.
Successful groundwater replenishment programs along with continued efforts to conserve, reduce water waste and to connect customers to the nonpotable water system for irrigation purposes resulted in the positive trends observed in groundwater storage in both subbasins during the past 10 years.
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