November 23, 2013

Whose groundwater supply is healthy? The city of Modesto

On the east side of Stanislaus County, some wells have gone dry as some farmers drill industrial-sized wells to nurture new almond orchards. In some areas of Merced County, the land has actually sunk due to overdrafting the aquifer. So it’s worth noting that there’s one place in our region where the groundwater level is not a concern – the city of Modesto.

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