From CBS News – As the rain and snow continue to hit our region, what is California doing to capture it all? The state is working to recharge the groundwater with what is hitting the surface. “You stop pumping groundwater and you allow the basin to fill up naturally,” said Ryan Ojakian, manager of government relations for the Regional Water Authority. The water expert told CBS13 that you use more surface water when it is wet and more groundwater when it is dry. That is what the Sacramento Regional Water Bank has been doing, and it is seeing results. “If you look at Department of Water Resource data, you will see that our groundwater table as a result has been increasing on a regional basis,” Ojakian said. “That is unique in the Central Valley, in the Sacramento Valley and the San Joaquin Valley.” (more)