The Fresno County district maintains recharge ponds to allow water to percolate into the aquifer.
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Consolidated Irrigation District General Manager Phil Desatoff says the Fresno County district has been recharging groundwater basins for a century.
Photo/Christine Souza
Merced Irrigation District Water Operations Superintendent Mike Silva regulates inflow of water into the district’s Cressey-Winton Groundwater Recharge Basin, shown in the background.
Photo/Christine Souza
SGMA sharpens focus on conjunctive use
Requirements to balance supplies in California groundwater basins have refocused attention on how best to achieve recharge, and on what's known as the conjunctive use of surface and groundwater supplies. Read more...

Farmers call for better broadband in rural California
Having trouble reading this on your laptop or smartphone? You might be among the more than one-quarter of rural Americans with insufficient broadband service. Read more...

Commentary: Spread the word about the need for rural broadband
According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, A Case for Rural Broadband, if access to broadband and adoption of digital agricultural technologies matched producer demand, U.S. agriculture would realize benefits amounting to nearly 18% of total U.S. market production, or $64.5 billion annually, based on 2017 levels. Read more...

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