Artificial Recharge and Conjunctive Use Management—North Central Coastal Basins of California

by William C. Bianchi, Coastal Residents United Inc, United States,
William C. Hanna, Coastal Residents United Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Artificial Recharge of Ground Water

Abstract: Traditional water supplies supporting central California coastal agriculture are derived from the underflow in alluvial stream beds. Such supplies have been adequate in the past but are being severely stressed by coastal urban development. Optimization of yield from the aquifers requires balancing urban and agricultural demand with uncertain supplies maintained by an increasingly variable climate. Yield enhancement is possible through watershed management and selective impoundment.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Artificial recharge | Recharge basins | River and stream beds | Irrigation water | Urban development | Aquifers | Alluvial channels | Sea water | Municipal water | Water supply | North America | California | United States

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