Land Subsidence Due to Ground-Water Development

by Joseph F. Poland,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 3, Pg. 1-11

Document Type: Journal Paper


In several areas in California, intensive development of ground water has been accompanied by marked subsidence of the land surface. This paper presents a brief description of the subsidence in six areas, outlines the principal problems that have developed, describes what is being dont at the present time to determine the causes, and suggests additional work needed as a basis for making plans to alleviate or minimize the various problems caused by land subsidence.

Subject Headings: Land subsidence | Land use | Groundwater depletion | California | United States

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