Micha Berry, with the city of Fresno’s water division, unscrews the motor that sits on top of a groundwater well in order to repair the well’s pump. Fresno, which has for decades relied exclusively on groundwater as a drinking water source for its residents, is one of many water users throughout central California that have seen a drop in their water table. California recently adopted new laws regulating groundwater withdrawal, but they do not take full effect for 25 years. .
Micha Berry, with the city of Fresno’s water division, unscrews the motor that sits on top of a groundwater well in order to repair the well’s pump. Fresno, which has for decades relied exclusively on groundwater as a drinking water source for its residents, is one of many water users throughout central California that have seen a drop in their water table. California recently adopted new laws regulating groundwater withdrawal, but they do not take full effect for 25 years. . Gosia Wozniacka Associated Press, 2013
Micha Berry, with the city of Fresno’s water division, unscrews the motor that sits on top of a groundwater well in order to repair the well’s pump. Fresno, which has for decades relied exclusively on groundwater as a drinking water source for its residents, is one of many water users throughout central California that have seen a drop in their water table. California recently adopted new laws regulating groundwater withdrawal, but they do not take full effect for 25 years. . Gosia Wozniacka Associated Press, 2013

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