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Drought and Groundwater Recharge — a conversation between Secretary Ross and California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined California Natural Resources Agency secretary Wade Crowfoot this week at an almond orchard in Stanislaus County to observe a practice known as Flood-MAR — intentional flooding of agricultural lands to help with groundwater recharge.

There is strong and growing interest in Flood-MAR projects, and the state is committed to working with other state, federal, tribal, and local entities; academia; and landowners to address this interest and build on the knowledge and lessons from past and ongoing studies and programs while pursuing expanded implementation of Flood-MAR and making it an integral part of California’s water portfolio as the state adapts to a hotter, drier future.

See below to watch a short conversation about the practice between Secretaries Ross and Crowfoot.

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