Can Managed Aquifer Recharge Mitigate Drought Impacts on California’s Irrigated Agriculture? The Role for Institutions and Policies.

Ami Reznik, Ariel Dinar, Susie Bresney, Laura Forni, Brian Joyce, Steven Wallander, Daniel Bigelow, and Iddo Kan

from ARE Update Vol. 24, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2021

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Abstract

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR)—storing water of various qualities in aquifers—is considered a potential strategy to mitigate recurring drought effects in California. We evaluate the performance of specific policies and institutions under a set of climate change scenarios in the Kings Groundwater Basin in California’s Central Valley.

Keywords

sustainable groundwater management act (SGMA), Kings Groundwater Basin, conjunctive water use, capacity sharing

Citation

Ami Reznik, Ariel Dinar, Susie Bresney, Laura Forni, Brian Joyce, Steven Wallander, Daniel Bigelow, and Iddo Kan. "Can Managed Aquifer Recharge Mitigate Drought Impacts on California’s Irrigated Agriculture? The Role for Institutions and Policies." ARE Update 24(4)(2021):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/filer/file/1619113328/20032/