From Runoff to Recharge StoryMap

On-farm recharge being conducted on wine grapes in Lodi

California’s groundwater, a critical resource for drinking water, farming, and ecosystems is dwindling in our ever-intensifying drought and deluge cycle. Groundwater aquifers have more than 8-12x the capacity of our state’s surface water storage, and replenishing these aquifers through groundwater recharge is an immensely promising avenue for contributing to a more sustainable water future.

Our “From Runoff to Recharge” StoryMap, developed in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources and other organizations, presents a comprehensive guide to managed aquifer recharge and the benefits it can present for communities, ecosystems, agriculture, and flood risk reduction.