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Farmers in Huron, a California city, plan to turn unused fields into ponds. The ponds can hold water in wet years and recharge the groundwater.
According to Yahoo News, California has one of the largest agricultural economies in the world. This agricultural economy relies on irrigation, which is a problem for the state’s over-tapped system.
Water is traditionally stored in dams and reservoirs, but these can damage the environment.
The pond project, also called the recharge system, plans to harness floodwater that normally goes out to the sea or damages the towns and crops.
Huron ways they have room to store about 326 billion gallons of water, which is enough for two million households per year.
This is only one of over 300 projects proposed by California water agencies.
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