Artificial Ground Water Recharge in Southern California

by Carlos Madrid, California Dep of Water Resources, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Artificial Recharge of Ground Water

Abstract: This paper presents an overview of past, present, and future ground water recharge practices and looks at future plans in Southern California. Types of sites discussed include basins, or ponds - in Southern California often called spreading grounds - which are by far the most common means of recharging local, imported, and reclaimed water; modified stream beds and pits that have been created by the extraction of gravel, which are used to a lesser extent; and injection wells, which are primarily used for the prevention of sea water intrusion by the injection of imported or reclaimed water.

Subject Headings: Light rail transit | Water reclamation | Water resources | Groundwater recharge | River and stream beds | Land reclamation | Injection wells | Recharge wells | North America | California | United States

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