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The report addresses the ramifications of prolonged drought, including further depletion of groundwater storage
A study conducted for Monterey County under County Professional Agreement 14-714, in response to Referral No. 2014.01. Prepared by Brown and Caldwell under the oversight of Monterey County Water Resources Agency, this report addresses the effects of prolonged drought by considering likely changes in groundwater head elevations, groundwater storage, and seawater intrusion. Some steps are offered that might help alleviate the consequences of further depleting groundwater storage. They study area is MCWRA Benefit Zone 2C which largely straddles the Salinas River in Monterey County. Zone 2C consists of 7 subareas: Above Dam, Below Dam, Upper Valley, Arroyo Seco, Forebay, East Side and Pressure. The analysis in the report covers four primary water-producing subareas: Pressure, East Side, Forebay (including Arroyo Seco), and Upper Valley.
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"2015, January 16 - State of the Salinas River Groundwater Basin - Hydrology Report" (2017). Monterey County Water Resources Agency Water Reports. 21.