Salinas Valley farmers tackle seawater intrusion

Outlet: Central Valley Business Times

April 16, 2013

After more than six decades of painstaking efforts, Salinas Valley farmers are on the verge of ending the advance of seawater intrusion into the groundwater they use to irrigate nearly $4 billion worth of crops. Construction in the 1960s of reservoirs at Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio in the hills at the south end of Monterey County produced a supply of water to recharge the underground aquifer in the height of the pumping season.