Future of water well drilling in California

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Future of water well drilling in California

Post by LonghornGeo »

Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping to open up this discussion as a general are to exchange facts/ideas/opinions on the future and current state of water well drilling in California.
I find this industry to be really fascinating as water in general is becoming a rather scarce resource.

This recently caught my attention here:

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/20/432978459 ... ce-problem

And the issue of subsidence really got me thinking, there have been measurable consequences as far as infrastructure goes in the state of California:

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/ ... -years-ago

NG posted a great article regarding this topic:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... ght-wells/

All in all I think there is a necessity for drilling water in California, will the consequences such subsidence, aquifer damage, and cost really be enough to prompt policy makers to buckle down on this boom and curb it?

And even so is the current state drought temporary enough that we may see this boom disappear soon?

Look forward to everyone's input : )


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