Webinar: New Planning Tools for Sustainable Groundwater Use

  • May 29, 2019
  • Webinars

On May 29, 2019, the Nature Conservancy (TNC) provided an overview of two new tools they have developed for sustainable groundwater management: GDE Pulse and the Fox Canyon Groundwater Market.

  • GDE Pulse is a free web-based mapping and data visualization platform that summarizes 35 years of remotely sensed satellite data from NASA’s Landsat program for all GDEs in the state. This information shows which GDEs have ‘healthy’ vegetation and which have become ‘unhealthy’ and water stressed.  GDE Pulse also includes available groundwater level data from nearby monitoring wells to aid in trend analysis and the interpretation of correlations between groundwater levels and ecosystem ‘health’.  
  • The Fox Canyon Groundwater Market is California’s first formal centralized groundwater market under the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. It is taking hold in Ventura County, one of California’s most productive agricultural counties, where steep cuts in groundwater use are expected in the coming years. The market will be a tool to implement the groundwater sustainability plan for two critically overdrafted basins by providing growers with the flexibility to trade groundwater allocations.

A recording of the webinar is available to members and non-members.

Member price: $50.00

Non-member price: $75.00

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