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  • Age Determination of the Remaining Peat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California, USA

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    Age Determination of the Remaining Peat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California, USA

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | October 9, 2007...
    Summary

    The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta of California was once a 1,400 square kilometer (km2) tidal marsh, which contained a vast layer of peat ranging...

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  • Analysis and simulation of regional subsidence accompanying groundwater abstraction and compaction of susceptible aquifer systems in the USA

    Analysis and simulation of regional subsidence accompanying groundwater abstraction and compaction of susceptible aquifer systems in the USA

    Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana | January 17, 2013...
    Summary

     Regional aquifer-system compaction and land subsidence accompanying groundwater abstraction in susceptible aquifer systems in the USA is a challenge for managing groundwater resources...

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  • Detection and Measurement of Land Subsidence Using Global Positioning System Surveying and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Coachella Valley, California, 1996–2005

    Detection and Measurement of Land Subsidence Using Global Positioning System Surveying and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Coachella Valley, California, 1996–2005

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Coachella Valley Water District | June 13, 2013...
    Summary

    Land subsidence associated with ground-water-level declines has been investigated by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Coachella Valley, California, since 1996. Groundwater has...

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  • Detection of aquifer system compaction and land subsidence using interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Antelope Valley, Mojave Desert, California

    Detection of aquifer system compaction and land subsidence using interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Antelope Valley, Mojave Desert, California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | April 15, 1998...
    Summary

    Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) has great potential to detect and quantify land subsidence caused by aquifer system compaction. InSAR maps with high...

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  • Estimating the permanent loss of groundwater storage in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California

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    Estimating the permanent loss of groundwater storage in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California

    American Geophysical Union, Water Resources Research | February 23, 2017...
    Summary

    In the San Joaquin Valley, California, recent droughts starting in 2007 have increased the pumping of groundwater, leading to widespread subsidence. In the...

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  • Factors and Processes Affecting Delta Levee System Vulnerability

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    Factors and Processes Affecting Delta Levee System Vulnerability

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | December 1, 2016...
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    The authors appraised factors and processes related to human activities and high water, subsidence, and seismicity. Farming and drainage of peat soils over...

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  • Land Subsidence, Groundwater Levels, and Geology in the Coachella Valley, California, 1993–2010

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    Land Subsidence, Groundwater Levels, and Geology in the Coachella Valley, California, 1993–2010

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | June 6, 2014...
    Summary

    Land subsidence associated with groundwater-level declines has been investigated by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Coachella Valley, California, since 1996. Groundwater has...

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  • Modeling Land Subsidence Using InSAR and Airborne Electromagnetic Data

    Modeling Land Subsidence Using InSAR and Airborne Electromagnetic Data

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | March 13, 2019...
    Summary

    Land subsidence as a result of groundwater overpumping in the San Joaquin Valley, California, is associated with the loss of groundwater storage and aquifer...

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