“Q: How did you get involved with sustainable groundwater management issues?
A: I have been a volunteer activist in the county for 20 years. As irrigated agriculture came in and started planting in the region it started to become obvious that we needed to pay attention to how much groundwater there was. In 2005, the County published a study they’d done of the groundwater aquifer and they published a second one in 2009 or 2010, and then a third one. As irrigated agriculture grew and we faced this drought, residents’ wells started to go dry. … ”
Read more from the We All Live Downstream blog here: Perspectives on Groundwater Sustainability: Q&A with Susan Harvey, North County Watch