Mike Stearns, chairman of the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority, checks the soil moisture on land he manages near Firebaugh last year. The Western Delta Intakes Concept calls for extracting more water from the river system during periods of higher river flows and storing it primarily as groundwater in the depleted aquifers under the San Joaquin Valley.
Mike Stearns, chairman of the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority, checks the soil moisture on land he manages near Firebaugh last year. The Western Delta Intakes Concept calls for extracting more water from the river system during periods of higher river flows and storing it primarily as groundwater in the depleted aquifers under the San Joaquin Valley. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Mike Stearns, chairman of the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority, checks the soil moisture on land he manages near Firebaugh last year. The Western Delta Intakes Concept calls for extracting more water from the river system during periods of higher river flows and storing it primarily as groundwater in the depleted aquifers under the San Joaquin Valley. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file

Delta plan aims to store more water in Valley aquifers

March 14, 2017 1:02 PM

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