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Ramifications of prolonged drought on the Salinas River, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, California
An examination of the state of the Salinas River Groundwater Basin (Basin) was conducted in the last half of 2014 as part of the larger Basin Investigation. This Executive Summary of the State of the Basin Report addresses the ramifications of prolonged drought by considering likely changes in groundwater head elevations, groundwater storage, and seawater intrusion in the event that the current drought continues. In addition, some steps are presented that could be taken to help alleviate the consequences of further depleting groundwater storage.
Monterey County Water Resources Agency
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"2014 - State of the Salinas River Groundwater Basin Report, Executive Summary" (2019). Miscellaneous Monterey and San Luis Obispo County Documents and Reports. 47.