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February Public Lecture Flyer, 2022

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Do Droughts Affect Groundwater Quality? A California Story 

By Zeno Levy, USGS Research Geologist 

  • Groundwater is an important source of drinking water for millions of Californians, and billions worldwide.
  • Conventional wisdom is groundwater quality is "slow" to respond to drought. 
  • New study links rapid increases of agricultural contaminants in drinking-water wells to intensive pumping of California aquifers during drought. 
  • Results highlight vulnerabilities of drinking-water resources to climate change in California and other drought-prone regions. 

February 24th, at 6:00PM (PST) 



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