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Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low
Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low

The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say. Measured in volume, the groundwater level for the basin is now about 500,000 acre-feet below full, according to Douglas Headrick, general manager for the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District. That would put it below the previous low recorded in 1964, a period that followed a 20-year drought, officials said. “This isn’t just an issue for San Bernardino, but many other cities depend on this basin for much of their water supply, including Redlands, Highland, Loma Linda, Rialto, Colton and Riverside,” the district's water resource manager, Bob...

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