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DWR to Conduct Airborne Geophysical Surveys

The Department of Water Resources will conduct airborne electromagnetic (AEM) surveys in the Seaside, Monterey, Eastside Aquifer, Langley Area, Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz Mid-County, Santa Margarita, North San Benito, and Llagas Area groundwater basins. The surveys are now scheduled to occur between November 6th -17th. These surveys will help improve the understanding of groundwater resources and support local management efforts in their goals to implement Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

More information about the AEM geophysical method is available in this short video ( and on the AEM project


Fact Sheet: AEM Factsheet (