Subterranean Storage May Be Useful in Storing Floodwater

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Article courtesy of John Upton | February 22nd, 2017 | Salon | Shared as educational material.

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Different communities in California are looking at capturing storm and floodwater and storing it underground. Terranova Ranch in Fresno County noted that subterranean storage can be built for a fraction of the cost of dams. Semitropic Water Storage District in Kern County plans to publish an environmental review looking at ways to capture, to corral, and to funnel floodwater into underground storage spaces. Underground storage has fewer risks than an above-ground dam, especially the risk of breaking. Read more about the developments on this subterranean storage here.

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