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The Dangers of Land Subsidence From California’s Groundwater Overdraft

Published: 
Wed, 03/15/2017 (All day)

Land subsidence from overpumping groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley has been called the largest human alteration of the Earth’s surface. 

Damnation Movie Screening

Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability & the Environment, American Cinematheque and Sustainable Works present:

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21 California groundwater basins in 'critical' condition, state panel says

Published: 
Fri, 08/21/2015 (All day)

State officials on Wednesday released a list of California groundwater basins that have been the most severely depleted by pumping, with the San Joaquin Valley suffering the most but a few areas in Southern California also heavily affected.

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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

Published: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:02pm
Category: 
Water

The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. 

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Santa Monica Responds to Statewide Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

Published: 
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:23am
Category: 
Water

As the drought worsens, the City of Santa Monica is urging its water customers, workers and visitors to step up their water conservation efforts in response to the statewide emergency water conservation regulations adopted yesterday by the State Water Resources Control Board.