Fogg busts groundwater myths

In the opening talk of this winter quarter's California Water Policy Seminar, UC Davis hydrology professor Graham Fogg debunked several common myths about groundwater:

  • Pumping of ancient water in unsustainable
  • Groundwater storage depletion always takes a long time to recover
  • Groundwater levels tell us how much groundwater storage is changing 
  • The quality of most groundwater is degraded
  • Good quality groundwater today will likely stay that way
  • Climate change will decrease groundwater recharge 

VIDEO: Watch Professor Fogg's entire Jan. 5 talk: (80 minutes)