From ABC7 News– Recently, researchers from Stanford flew California skies on a kind of airborne treasure hunt. Probing hundreds of feet into the ground with electromagnetic signals, they were in search of liquid gold – water, or more precisely a place to capture and store it. “When we look at what’s likely to be the freshwater future in California, the total amount of precipitation isn’t necessarily going to be less, but there’s going to be more intense storms, more intense droughts. So the idea is when we have intense storms, capture floodwater, divert it to locations such as this, get it into the ground to recover from the previous drought or prepare for the next,” explains Rosemary Knight, Ph.D., a researcher with the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. (more)