Going rogue? Groundwater agency says protecting all domestic wells is “unreasonable”

June 1, 2022
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
The Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency, covers eastern Fresno County and a chunk of northern Tulare County. Its board of directors approved a letter disavowing ag's responsibility to raise groundwater levels enough to protect all domestic wells. SCREEN SHOT
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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A San Joaquin Valley  groundwater agency may be “going rogue” on the issue of whether it’s responsible to protect all drinking water wells.

A letter approved by the board of the Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), which covers eastern Fresno County and a chunk of northern Tulare County, says that it is “unreasonable” for the state to require the agricultural industry to raise groundwater levels enough to protect even the most shallow domestic

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