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Subsidence data shows declining groundwater levels from unregulated pumping contributing to sinking of California areas

San Jose sunk 14 feet over 85 years

November 14, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

California – Historically unmonitored and unregulated groundwater pumping in California has led to declining groundwater levels throughout the state. Subsidence data indicates that groundwater extraction in the San Joaquin Valley has cost about $756 million in damages over the years. It’s estimated the City of San Jose had sunk 14 feet between 1910 and 1995. Water World report | READ MORE

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