GroundwaterWater Markets

Water games: Madera farmers set to test market

 •  by Lois Henry
A slide from a Jan. 13 workshop shows how water offers and bids would be matched in a pilot groundwater market simulation being launched by the Madera County Groundwater Sustainability Agency. SOURCE: Zoom screengrab

Madera County farmers are getting ready to play what could be the “game” of their livelihoods.

The county groundwater sustainability agency will launch a groundwater market simulation, or game, next month as a way for growers to see if selling and trading their groundwater helps make the most of what will become a severely limited resource in coming years.

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