|December 3, 2021|
Report: Southland conserves on groundwater use
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A new report has found that Southern Californians are doing better to reduce their reliance on groundwater to meet the urban demand.
The State Department of Water Resources (DWR) notes that while over half of the state’s population lives in the Southland, only 36 percent of California’s groundwater is used here.
The region has been able to reduce reliance on groundwater to meet urban demand through a combination of increasing water imports and improvements to desalination and water recycling technology.
In contrast, the Central Valley is home to only 20 percent of the state’s population, yet account for 37 percent of the state’s urban groundwater use mostly for agriculture
Story Date: November 29, 2021