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More NorCal and California Aquifer maps and reports

Notice the map to the right.  Click to enlarge it.  The Mokelumnke River System used to be part of the flow into the San Francisco Bay.  Folsom runoff used to be
part of the flow into the San Francisco Bay.  In fact, the gage for counting waterflow INTO the Sacramento River system is placed north of Folsom to measure inflow into Folsom.  With the Folsom south canal, more fresh water is diverted into the Mokelumnke/American River system which then
is exported...taking the fresh water away from the NorCal Aquifers in and around the Bay and Delta.  However, that same water is counted as if flowing in the Sacramento River System.  NorCal groundwater will not be recharged adequately PLUS we will have to deal with the extra salinity and selenium from the West side of the San Joaquin Valley runoff.  If you live in an area that relies on WELL WATER, this is going to impact you by destroying the quality of your well water, or by increasing your cost to treat your own water all because the very big agribusinesses and developers of other areas of the state want your NorCal fresh water.

If you look at the California 2035 Transportation Plan which discourages travel to and living in small towns, perhaps the real reason for that plan is not gas use reduction but planning for the drying-up of NorCal private residence wells in areas where municipal water systems are not available?

Add to that the "fracking" apparently going on in the Delta to extract natural gas, which may corrupt or affect the wells in the Delta, and the huge push to make the Delta into an environment it never was in the past starts to make more sense.  But it doesn't make it right.

Review the maps and graphics below, or click on the links to pdfs of related reports.
Or go back to the first series of aquifer maps and see the video summary



Issues/water-issues/aquifers/1-4 Michael Dettinger.pdf
2007DeltaVisionRecommendationsJohnKirlinMarch708.pdf
Issues/water-issues/aquifers/2007-groundwater.pdf
Issues/water-issues/aquifers/baywaterposter-40yrs.pdf
Issues/water-issues/aquifers/dwr_flows_salinity010611.pdf
Issues/water-issues/aquifers/groundwater-changes.pdf
































 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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