Apr 1, 2014

Land Subsidence from Groundwater Use in California

James W. Borchers, Vicki Kretsinger Grabert, Michael Carpenter, Barbara Dalgish, Debra Cannon
California Water Foundation

Presents the following:

  • Subsidence processes especially as related to groundwater extraction
  • Locations of areas subsiding as a result of groundwater extraction in California
  • Methods used to measure the magnitude of land subsidence and ground-surface deformation, and
  • Recommendations related to sustainable groundwater management