California Department of Water Resources
Redirecting Water From Intense Storms to Recharge Groundwater Basins Helps Protect Life, Property
March 29, 2023
Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 10 Executive Order makes it easier to capture water from storms to recharge groundwater supplies and replenish depleted groundwater basins while helping to reduce flood risk. Don Cameron, a groundwater recharge pioneer, describes how these projects work, and why they are especially important during years of intense storms like this year.
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