Download Full Text (10.2 MB)
Analysis of the cause and cost of seawater intrusion
An analysis of the historical cause of seawater intrusion in the Pressure Area of Monterey County. An annual overdraft of groundwater resources near the coast coupled with a seasonal cycle of over pumping created a reversal in the groundwater gradient and associated cones of depression. "Marine intrusion has occurred in the 180-foot aquifer in recent years as a result of overdrafts." (Bulletin 52, 1946, p.27). The only overdrafts on groundwater in the Salinas Valley were in the East Side and Pressure Areas. "There was no shortage of groundwater in the remainder of the basin and no threat of deficiency under probable ultimate development." (Bulletin 52, 1946, p. 23)."
Patrick J. Maloney
Arts and Humanities | Business | Education | Engineering | Law | Life Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences
"1998 - Salinas Valley Water (Preliminary Analysis of) the Cause and Cost of Seawater Intrusion" (2018). Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports. 40.
Arts and Humanities Commons, Business Commons, Education Commons, Engineering Commons, Law Commons, Life Sciences Commons, Physical Sciences and Mathematics Commons, Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons