Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Depth data

Stanford researchers map wells across the West and estimate that at least 1 out of every 30 has gone dry

Dry groundwater wells in the western United States. IOPscience


Palm Springs Desert Sun

During California’s severe five-year drought, groundwater levels fell to record lows and people in farming communities from Tulare County to Paso Robles saw their wells go dry. Researchers at Stanford University’s Water in the West program have analyzed records for about 2 million wells across 17 western states from Texas to Oregon, and estimate that one out of every 30 wells was dry between 2013 and 2015.


Work continues on the Oroville Dam main spillway

Mercury News

Construction continues on the Oroville Dam's main spillway. The Department of Water Resources has been working to reconstruct the main spillway that was damaged in February because of heavy winter rain. Crews with Kiewit Corp. are working around the clock to rebuild enough of the main spillway in time for next rainy season. The deadline for the rebuild is Nov. 1.