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


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: Water reclamation | Land reclamation | Groundwater recharge | Light rail transit | Recharge basins | Water resources | River and stream beds | Underground storage | California | United States

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