Madera groundwater plan accepted by state

 •  by Lois Henry
Madera subbasin.

The public can finally get a look at how Madera officials plan to correct severe groundwater over pumping and replenish aquifers in that area.

For some farmers, that correction will mean pumping limits of up to 50 percent from what’s allowed today.

Water budgets and water markets will also likely become the norm.

That information is outlined in the four Madera Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability plans, which were finally accepted by the state last month and are now open for public comment.

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