"Stanford scientists find ‘water windfall’ beneath California’s Central Valley"
New research points out the need to identify and protect the California's hidden groundwater. In Kern County one in every three cases of oil and gas activities was occurring directly into freshwater aquifers - useable water – water that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deems drinkable if treated. It is in our best interest to preserve this Monterey County resource from the risks of possible contamination from fracking and other oil and gas activities.
“What we are saying is that no one is monitoring deep aquifers. No one’s following them through time to see how and if the water quality is changing,” Kang said. “We might need to use this water in a decade, so it’s definitely worth protecting.”