Seawater intrusion: A key issue for the Salinas Valley Basin

What is seawater intrusion? It’s a process where seawater flows into freshwater aquifers, which typically occurs along coastal areas. Groundwater pumping can reduce freshwater flow toward coastal areas and lead to seawater being drawn into freshwater aquifers, making them unsuitable for most uses without costly treatment.

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