A half-century of scientific work has predicted or observed that high capacity well pumping in the Wisconsin Central Sands lowers water levels in the aquifer, lakes, and wetlands as well … Continue reading How We Know High Capacity Well Pumping is Drying Central Wisconsin Lakes, Streams, and Wetlands
Back to California – June 2016
In August 2015, during the height of its historic drought, I took a self-guided tour of California’s San Francisco – Delta – Sacramento – lower San Joaquin Valley region, with … Continue reading Back to California – June 2016
Do “Trees Really Use More Water than Irrigated Crops”?
A television commercial causes confusion with its claim “studies show vegetables use far less water than trees.” Is it so? No. Questions about trees and groundwater abound of late, mainly … Continue reading Do “Trees Really Use More Water than Irrigated Crops”?
Bill Introduced to Ease High-Capacity Well Transfers and Replacement
The first of possibly several bills this legislative season affecting groundwater and high capacity wells was introduced on August 26 by sponsors Senators Gudex (R-Fond du Lac, Marklein (R-Spring Green), … Continue reading Bill Introduced to Ease High-Capacity Well Transfers and Replacement
Modesto – August 18, 2015
I drove a loop in the Modesto area today to get sense of the San Joaquin (“SJ”) Valley, the southern half of the great California Central Valley. The SJ Valley … Continue reading Modesto – August 18, 2015