Fast Facts: Groundwater & Land Subsidence in California

Here’s a shocking fact: land subsidence from groundwater pumping in the San Joaquin Valley has been called the “greatest human alteration of the Earth’s surface.” Check out our infographic for some fast facts about the devastating effects of groundwater overdraft on our environment and economy.

But rest assured – with our partners, Sustainable Conservation continues to explore innovative techniques (like applying seasonal floodwater on existing cropland) to address the pressing issue of groundwater overdraft in California.

Want to learn more about our work with groundwater? Then make sure to read up on our innovative approach to groundwater recharge.