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Massive $1 billion Freeport Project could help recharge San Joaquin County groundwater

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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:00 am

Driving north from Lodi toward Sacramento on Interstate 5, motorists may wonder what the behemoth plant looming over the Sacramento River in the shadow of a steel water tower is.

It's a plan for the future of California's water, and it may help ease the burden on parched groundwater basins in San Joaquin County.

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  • posted at 6:04 am on Tue, Oct 27, 2009.


    Nice work, Jordan! Now I know what those huge pipes on Clay Station Road were for.

  • posted at 3:08 am on Tue, Oct 27, 2009.


    So this "big" system takes 185,000,000 gallons a day from the Sacramento River. Doing a bit of arithmetic, that works out to about 300 cubic feet per second. Now, the stuff I've been reading about Arnold's "New Peripheral Panama Canal" says that it will take 15,000 cubic feet per second from the Sacramento River and send it south...50 times as much! BTW, the total available flow of the Sac River is cited in Wiki as 30,215 cubic feet per second, on average. So Arnie only wants fully half of it...what a prince, eh?

  • posted at 1:43 am on Tue, Oct 27, 2009.


    The phrase "GROUDWATER RECHARGE" sure gets tossed around. You mention it in the title of your article but don't mention any specifics on how groudwater will be recharged in San Joaquin Co. The North San Joaquin Water Conservation District throws the phrase around - and again no specifics from them. Those of us paying the NSJWC 'groundwater tax' would like to know what the great plan is!



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