The recent Almond Conference in Sacramento brought thousands of growers and other stakeholders of the almond industry together, and a big topic of the meeting was water use, which almond growers are doing a great job in conserving. There’s also a lot of work focused on capturing flood flows due to heavy rains, and diverting it into almond orchards, with a goal of recharging the below-ground aquifer for use later when other surface water is not available. Daniel Mountjoy is with Sustainable Conservation, and he’s a director of resource stewardship. Mountjoy said they’re working closely with the Almond Board to help secure more sites, especially the Sacramento Valley. “Because there’s more likelihood that we’re going to have more water supply there to test the concept so both UC Davis and Sustainable Conservation are out working with growers.
Sustainable Conservation working with experts to recharge below-ground aquifers
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