LAO’s gw report is out. Didn’t say anything shocking.
There’s a fairly well established way to distribute a small amount of a desired good, right? Cap annual gw withdrawals at annual sustainable yield (minus necessary re-charge) and let in-basin water users trade for pieces of that quantity?
Haven’t seen discussion of cap-and-trade systems for groundwater anywhere, but it does seem like the locally controlled option that people say they want.