NEW STUDY SAYS CADIZ WATER PLAN WOULD DRAIN DESERT SPRING.

NEW STUDY SAYS CADIZ WATER PLAN WOULD DRAIN DESERT SPRING.

A new study, funded by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, has found that one of the Mojave Desert’s largest natural springs would be threatened by a proposed water project that would pump 16 billion gallons of water per year from an underground aquifer. Bonanza Spring is located just 11 miles from Cadiz, Inc., which plans to pump and sell the water to Los Angeles-area water agencies. The study says that Bonanza Spring, located in the Mojave Trails National Monument, is connected to the Cadiz aquifer, and pumping so much water would dry up the spring. Cadiz funded its own study which stated that Bonanza Spring is not connected to its aquifer. A link to the study can be found with this story at z1077fm.com.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15275922.2018.1448909

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