Groundwater depletion causes California farmland to sink. Stanford study shows water levels must rise to halt subsidence.

  • 03.06.2022
  • Stanford News

A Stanford University study simulates 65 years of land subsidence, or sinking, caused by groundwater depletion in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The results suggest significant sinking may continue for centuries after water levels stop declining but could slow within a few years if aquifers recover.