Groundwater wells: concern as Wisconsin reduces regulations

NEW RICHMOND, Wisconsin

Owners of wells that pump more than 100,000 gallons of water a day are no longer subject to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources review for maintenance and replacement of existing wells. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill June 1 that reduces DNR oversight of high-capacity wells, which are used mostly by farmers and industrial businesses. The new law allows well owners to forego DNR review for well

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The California Drought Isn’t Over, It Just Went Underground

The California Drought Isn’t Over, It Just Went Underground

Homeowner Leonicio Ramirez and daughter Tania Ramirez are the first residents to receive water through a water distribution system in East Porterville, California, on Aug. 19, 2016. Engineers at the California Department of Water Resources designed a system to deliver water from the city of Porterville to 1,800 homes in its neighboring community to the east. —Florence Low/California Department of Water Resources

Drought conditions continue for thousands of rural residents

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History of Drinking Water

History of Drinking Water

Early settlements and towns were always built near a source of water. Without water humans cannot live. Accordingly, the California drought has brought on threats of limited water available to grow crops and meet the demands of our thirsty state.

Contrary to history, which originally had water as the impetus in choosing a final location for human civilizations to settle, modernized infrastructure has changed all of that.

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Florida Well Salinity Study

Florida Well Salinity Study

See link below to full original article by WWALS Watershed Coalition (Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®)

See link below to full original article by WWALS Watershed Coalition (Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®)

Update 2017-05-18: Salt water intrusion inland is worse than you think, including the “Apalachicola salinity feature” up to the GA-FL line and east through Lowndes County, with a special additional brackish Valdosta feature. See Revised Hydrogeologic Framework of the Floridan Aquifer System 2016-03.

Salt

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Here Comes the Sea: The Struggle to Keep the Ocean out of California’s Coastal Aquifers

Here Comes the Sea: The Struggle to Keep the Ocean out of California’s Coastal Aquifers

photo: The Watsonville, California, recycled water facility, completed in 2009, purifies wastewater from the city of Watsonville for use by farmers in the Pajaro Valley. Using recycled water instead of groundwater prevents the Pacific Ocean from spoiling coastal aquifers with salt. Photo © Brett Walton / Circle of Blue

Farm districts preserve fresh groundwater with recycled wastewater

Driving on the world-famous Route 1, just south of town, a traveler looking … [more…]