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Southern California Meets Water Demands and Controls Saltwater Intrusion

Due to increasing water demands, decreasing supplies of imported water, and recurring drought conditions, state and local governments are expanding or developing groundwater replenishment or recharge systems. These systems divert highly treated wastewater, which is typically discharged into the ocean or local surface waters, into natural storage areas. The reclaimed waters, once purified, are injected into seawater intrusion barriers, piped to recharge areas, or discharged to surface waters and eventually diverted to groundwater basins. Water management agencies aim to meet future water demands, protect against droughts, and preserve high-quality groundwater through innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive basin management practices for the benefit of residents and businesses.

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