2017 began with one of the wettest starts on record. While we saw reservoirs filling up and rushing rivers in California earlier this year, groundwater levels reflected the differing hydrologic conditions of individual groundwater basins. Although water levels in shallow basins may quickly show marked improvement, deeper, severely depleted groundwater basins may take years to recharge.
Although Spring 2017 groundwater levels have mostly recovered from last year, they have not yet recovered to pre-drought conditions in many areas of the state.
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