Flooding Fields in Winter May Help California Water Woes, Study Suggests

Yale Environment 360: Deliberately flooding California farmland in winter could replenish aquifers without harming crops or affecting drinking water, according to early results from a study by University of California, Davis, researchers. Winter months, when crops are dormant, typically see more precipitation than summer months, when crops are actively growing and farmers rely on groundwater reserves for irrigation. Several water districts have attempted to sequester excess surface water during storms and floods by diverting......

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