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Proposed managed aquifer recharge projects in California groundwater sustainability plans

Citation

Ulibarri, Nicola; Escobedo Garcia, Nataly (2020), Proposed managed aquifer recharge projects in California groundwater sustainability plans, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.7280/D1V39H

Abstract

This dataset contains the text description of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) projects proposed by Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in California to comply with the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The dataset includes projects proposed in the Groundwater Sustainability Plans submitted in 2020 for critically-overdrafted basins.

Methods

The Groundwater Sustainability Plans were accessed from https://sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/gsp/all. From each GSP’s list of proposed “Projects and Management Actions”, we identified all projects that specifically mentioned “recharge” in the name or text description. Upon review of the full text description, projects that did not directly aim to achieve recharge (whether directly or in lieu) were dropped. The full text descriptions for all remaining projects are provided in the dataset.

Funding

University of California Research Initiatives, Award: LFR-18-548316