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2004 report regarding Northern Salinas Valley groundwater study and sea water intrusion.
The Monterey County Water Resources Agency (Agency) is responsible for the management and planning of water resources within Monterey County The agency uses a network of wells to monitor groundwater conditions in the Salinas Valley ground water basin (Figure 1). The progressive advancement of the seawater intrusion front into groundwater zones and the understanding of the northern Salinas ground water basin hydrogeology have been documented by the Agency since the 1950s. Only since the late 1990s was there sufficient well logs, geophysical, and lithological data to support a three-dimensional (3-D) study of the inter-related ancestral fluvial and alluvial-fan depositional environments that make groundwater bearing zones known as the Pressure 180-Foot and Pressure 400-Foot aquifers and their implications on seawater intrusion pathways.
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"2004 - Final Report, Hydrostratigraphic Analysis of the Northern Salinas Valley" (2018). Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports. 29.