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Water is scarce in California. But farmers have found ways to store it underground

Farmers in California's drought-plagued Central Valley have big plans for the next year of heavy rains. They want to use that water to replenish depleted aquifers, akin to depositing water in a bank.

Aaron Fukuda, general manager of Tulare Irrigation District, stands in a basin that's designed to capture floodwater so that it can replenish depleted aquifers. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Water is scarce in California. But farmers have found ways to store it underground

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