Re “Need for more water storage apparent” (Opinions, Sept. 5): In the article, Assembly candidate Jack Mobley states, “We cannot rely on groundwater as a reliable alternative to the lack of stored water.” Groundwater is stored water. In fact, it is the best way to store water. All above-ground storage results in evaporation losses.
I live six months of the year in the desert near Palm Springs. All our water is stored in the water table. Two years ago, our water table went up.
We have a large number of spreading basins (between the wind turbines). All housing developments pump water directly from underground.
We need long-term vision but we should also implement a short-term plan. A detailed plan should be made now to replenish groundwater.
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Advance plans should be made to give free water to anybody who can provide property as a spreading basin.
Storage of groundwater should always be favored over above-ground storage (no evaporation loss). This can be done now.
Bob Gould, Groveland