From ABC10 – California is using emerging technology to explore alternate locations to store water as boom or bust weather patterns become more likely with climate change. Steve Springhorn is part of the California Department of Water Resources team analyzing where water can be stored underground. He says there are over 500 underground water basins in our state that are really important to the state’s water supply. Up until now, the mapping has been somewhat limited. But a new program called Aerial Electromagnetic Survey is helping to fill in the gaps. Springhorn says this data is a fundamental piece in understanding how the water gets from the surface into the groundwater system. The program uses a helicopter towing electronic equipment to scan below the surface. Kind of like an MRI of the area. (more)