SLV aquifer not being recharged

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain

July 20, 2011

For the first time since 2003, groundwater levels in the shallower of the San Luis Valley’s two major aquifers failed to increase through spring and early summer. While the unconfined aquifer sits at a higher level than it did during that drought year, Allen Davey, an engineer who monitors groundwater for the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, said the decline could pinch growers by the end of the season..

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