From The Daily Democrat Aquifer recovery system stores water from those ‘rainy days’. Woodland is sitting atop what is essentially an underground reservoir containing millions of gallons of freshwater. And for much of the past three years, the city has been banking excess water during the winter months to use during the summer when it isn’t allowed to make withdrawals from the Sacramento River. The funnels for depositing all that water are placed in John Ferns, Christiansen and Freeman parks throughout the city with the possibility of two more scheduled for construction in the future. Known as the Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program, the wells and pumping stations were planned part and parcel with the Woodland-Davis Surface Water Project that started drawing Sacramento River water about three years ago so the cities would no longer have to rely on contaminated well water. (more)