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  • A New Technique for Modeling Land Subsidence Facilitates Better Groundwater Management

    A New Technique for Modeling Land Subsidence Facilitates Better Groundwater Management

    Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West | December 1, 2019...
    Summary

    Land subsidence – the sudden sinking or gradual settling of Earth’s surface – can occur naturally or be triggered by human activity. One of...

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  • A Rapid Assessment Method to Identify Potential Groundwater Flooding Hotspots as Sea Levels Rise in Coastal Cities

    A Rapid Assessment Method to Identify Potential Groundwater Flooding Hotspots as Sea Levels Rise in Coastal Cities

    Water, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) | October 25, 2019...
    Summary

    Sea level rise (SLR) will cause shallow unconfined coastal aquifers to rise. Rising groundwater can emerge as surface flooding and impact buried infrastructure, soil...

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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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  • Aquifer-system compaction and land subsidence: Measurements, analyses, and simulations-the Holly Site, Edwards Air Force Base, Antelope Valley, California

  • California Aqueduct Subsidence Study

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    California Aqueduct Subsidence Study

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 1, 2017...
    Summary

    In 2006, the San Luis Field Division of the California Department of Water Resources' Division of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) began to see...

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  • Comment on “Short-lived pause in Central California subsidence after heavy winter precipitation of 2017” by K. D. Murray and R. B. Lohman

    Comment on “Short-lived pause in Central California subsidence after heavy winter precipitation of 2017” by K. D. Murray and R. B. Lohman

    Science Advances, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | June 12, 2019...
    Summary

    In a study by Murray and Lohman (M&L), the authors suggest that remote sensing data are useful for monitoring land subsidence due to...

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  • Delta Levees – Types, Uses, and Policy Options

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    Delta Levees – Types, Uses, and Policy Options

    Delta Vision | August 7, 2008...
    Summary

    This document was developed to support Delta Vision discussions on the role of levees in the Delta’s future. It is to clarify the...

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  • Delta Subsidence in California: The sinking heart of the state

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    Delta Subsidence in California: The sinking heart of the state

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | April 8, 2000...
    Summary

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta of California once was a great tidal freshwater marsh blanketed by peat and peaty alluvium. Beginning in the...

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  • Detection and Measurement of Land Subsidence and Uplift Using Global Positioning System Surveys and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Coachella Valley, California, 2010–17

    Detection and Measurement of Land Subsidence and Uplift Using Global Positioning System Surveys and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Coachella Valley, California, 2010–17

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | September 3, 2020...
    Summary

    Groundwater has been a major source of agricultural, recreational, municipal, and domestic supply in the Coachella Valley of California since the early 1920s....

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