Expanding Groundwater Production in Southern California

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by Andrew Sienkiewich, Metropolitan Water District, Los Angeles, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL):

Abstract: The incentive to achieve greater conjunctive use in Southern California has been provided by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California through a special pricing mechanism known as Seasonal Storage Service. A discussion of Metropolitan's water rate structure is presented as well as a brief description of some projects and studies that are being carried out in the service area. A substantial increase in conjunctive use practices will be seen in the 1990's.

Subject Headings: Water storage | Light rail transit | Water resources | Groundwater | Urban areas | Underground structures | Seasonal variations | Pricing | North America | California | United States

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