How to Fight the Water Crisis
With water curtailment and regulation sure to increase over the foreseeable future, storage solutions could be the key to California’s agricultural sector moving forward.
Subsurface tile systems allow a land owner to collect loose, percolating water and store it for later use. Considering the amount of precipitation California receives during El Nino seasons, and the fact that these systems could be installed at various watershed collection points, there could potentially be millions of acre-feet collected and stored for later use at the convenience of our growers.
This stored water can be used to grow crops, trees, and native plants, which will then sequester carbon back into our land, and improve local water vapor levels in the atmosphere. This positive feedback loop has the power to restore our groundwater levels and make California agriculture sustainable.