Multi-Benefit Recharge

Large field with mountain ridge in the background under mostly cloudy sky.
Ventura County Agricultural fields in Ventura County. © Melinda Kelley

Groundwater recharge will be an important tool for GSAs to use for achieving long-term groundwater sustainability. Recharging aquifers is important for multiple purposes including agricultural productivity, domestic water use, and providing water for GDEs. These case studies show how managed aquifer recharge projects can also provide benefits to nature, including providing water for wintering shorebirds, fisheries, and other GDEs such as riparian habitats. These examples show how to facilitate multiple streams of funding to implement these multi-benefit recharge projects.