PubTalk-02/2022 - Do Droughts Affect Groundwater Quality? A California Story
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, 2022 at 6:00PM (PST)