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How Does Groundwater Get There?  Some Basics

How Does Groundwater Get There? Some Basics

In the Introduction to his text, Groundwater Hydrology, the late David Keith Todd offers a brief history of groundwater development from ancient times and groundwater theories dating back to Greek and Roman philosophers, whose theories ranged “from fantasy to nearly...
Rational Way to Recharge & Cold Flows for Fish

Rational Way to Recharge & Cold Flows for Fish

Lest anyone perceive the Rainfall to Groundwater approach to recharge as coming out of “left field”, without precedent, it seems appropriate to share the academic background that initially shaped my own perception/ paradigm. Landscape architecture (my masters field)...
Tale of Two Raindrops: A Pace Odyssey

Tale of Two Raindrops: A Pace Odyssey

[Any resemblance to Aesop’s Tortoise and the Hare is purely intentional. Apologies to the classic film 2001] Zoot and Zimm coalesced into raindrops after enjoying a picturesque aerial excursion from the Pacific Ocean, over the coastline, low hills, then tree-covered...
Unlock Us Up

Unlock Us Up

In recent months there’s been outraged wailing about the injustice of California’s water limitations. Insufficient public funding for expensive new dams. Most recently, higher percentages of unimpeded flows destined for the Delta. In both cases, questions have been...
Ball and Chain & Other Links

Ball and Chain & Other Links

For many in my general age group the term “Ball and Chain” immediately conjures images of the late, great Janis Joplin belting out the Big Mama Thornton tune of that title in 1967, commemorated in D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary film, Monterey Pop. Who knew that...
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