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California Central Valley Water Windfall



Science Daily reports that researchers at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences estimate that California’s Central Valley has three times more groundwater than previously estimated.

The challenge to the water’s use says Stanford include the pumping cost, “ground subsidence, and possible contamination from fracking and other oil and gas activities.”


Mary Kang, Stanford University

Mary Kang, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Stanford’s Earth System Science, was was one of the study’s two authors, see below.

Kang received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University, a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a M.A.Sc. and a B.A.Sc. in CEE from the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada.

Journal Reference:

Mary Kang and Robert B. Jackson. Salinity of deep groundwater in California: Water quantity, quality, and protection. PNAS, 2016 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1600400113

Watch Water Windfall’ Beneath California’s Central Valley

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