The Nature Conservancy – California’s Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

GroundwaterU Video Summary

This animation shows how groundwater and wetlands change during periods of drought, recharge, and from aquifer pumping. It shows how winter rains create seasonal wetlands and recharge the aquifer, allowing plants easy access to water. Intensive groundwater pumping in nearby wells can lower groundwater levels (aquifer depletion) and deplete the surface water, so less water is available to plants and animals.

About this Video

Video Creator: Column Five and The Nature Conservancy
Recommended/Summary by: Andrew J.B. Cohen
Curated by GroundwaterU on: 01/26/2022

Video Language: English
Video Category: Science/Engineering
Multimedia Type: Animation/Simulation
Presentation Style:
Technical Level: Beginner