Skip to comments.Huge Aquifers Discovered Deep Under Drought-Stricken California
Posted on 06/28/2016 4:58:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The researchers compiled data from the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, which tracks oil and gas wells around the state. Researchers determined if water had been detected while drilling, and also gathered data about depth, salinity and pressure. After looking at 360 oil and gas fields spread across eight counties, the researchers say that theyve documented a trove of fresh water just over half the size of Lake Michigan hidden in Californias bedrock 1,000 to nearly 10,000 feet below the surface.
This is almost three times more groundwater than what was indicated in previous studies, many conducted over 20 years ago, and which stopped at a depth of 1,000 feet. Water any deeper than that was considered too expensive to retrieve, and could remain out of reach for the foreseeable future. While the survey extended to around 10,000 feet, the researchers say that much of the water lies closer to the surface, around 3,000 feet deep. The researchers published their work Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Tapping into these reservoirs would be expensive, given how deep they are, but could provide a desperately sought-after answer to the water crisis. Doing so may entail curtailing drilling activities in some regions, however, an option that would likely prove unpopular among the many oil and gas companies already operating in the area.
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This is impossible. California hit “peak water” years ago. Scientists told us so. They are never wrong. Ever.
The eco-terrorist would rather people die of thirst than drill holes into their goddess...Gia..
It is not that expensive to drill to 3,000.
Running out of water?
here’s a crazy idea...
STOP inviting in people from other countries by the millions!
The solutions to Cali’s water problems are readily apparent. Drill down or desalinate. Pretty simple.
“Drill, baby, drill”
“Doing so may entail curtailing drilling activities in some regions, however, an option that would likely prove unpopular among the many oil and gas companies already operating in the area.”
Well if they can stop something that’s been going on for years the enviros just might get behind this.
...Drill down or desalinate. Pretty simple....
Fringe lunatic liberals would rather die of thirst than drill.
How long before the state taxes it?
or stop growing monsoon crops in the desert
‘heres a crazy idea...STOP inviting in people from other countries by the millions!’
We tried that with Prop 187 as early as 1994.
It was sabotaged by the Treason Lobby- the GOPe (including Jack Kemp and GW Bush) and the hardcore Democrat left. The Mexico-first, La Raza fanclub.
I saw something about this years ago on Unsolved Mysteries. A couple stumbled upon a huge underground river in Nevada or Ca when they were exploring caves and for some reason were scared to tell anyone where it was. I think the word got out and they were followed and harassed. Not sure what happened after that.
And the green weenies in California will have no problem tapping that reservoir dry to keep their asylum watered.
Future world heritage site - to be protected forever from the depredations of man.
I guess the eco lawsuit to “protect” will be filed shortly.
Add to that, stopping the run-off which is just going to the sea at the moment and stop protecting that fish which is bait IMHO.
Only in California would politicians sit in wonder of where to get water in meeting rooms overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
This a man-made drought, surface water diverted from farming to saving some useless fish or frog. As long as the commies control the EPA and the green organizations I look for nothing to change. Control food production and you control the people.
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