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7 years after enacting groundwater law, California’s wells are still drying up

KELLY O’BRIEN’S DRINKING water well had been in its death throes for days before its pump finally gave out over Memorial Day weekend.  It wasn’t a quiet death at O’Brien’s home in Glenn County, about 100 miles north of Sacramento. Spigots rattled. Faucets sputtered. The drinking water turned rusty with sediment. In the end, two […]