Conjunctive-Use Opportunities in Southern California

by Donald R. Kendall, Metropolitan Water District of, Southern California, United States,
Andrew Sienkiewich, Metropolitan Water District of, Southern California, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Artificial Recharge of Ground Water

Abstract:

Increasing demands for water in Southern California, coupled with limited imported surface water supplies, indicate a potential shortage of about 1 million acre-feet by the year 2010. In an effort to better utilize these imported water supplies with existing ground water reserves. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is actively developing ground water conjunctive-use programs in and around its 5,200-square-mile service area.



Subject Headings: Water shortage | Groundwater management | Water quality | Artificial recharge | Benefit cost ratios | Recharge wells | Water use

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