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


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: River and stream beds | Artificial recharge | Coastal management | Recharge basins | Alluvial channels | Municipal water | Urban areas | Irrigation water | California | United States

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